November 9, 2005
Playstation 3 doesn’t play used games
It’s amazing. Every day Sony has got a new surprise for us, joyful folks.
For bloggers’ sake!
What’s up this time? Let’s see…
â€?A device and method for protection of legitimate software against used software and counterfeit software in recording mediaâ€¦ A specific title code is read, and if this title code has been registered, the main unit shifts to a normal operation. If the code has not been registered, verification software is initiatedâ€¦ If matching does not occur, the disk is processed as illegitimate softwareâ€¦ Since only titles for which legitimate software has actually been purchased and which have been initially registered in the machine table can be used, resale (so-called used software purchase) after purchase by an end-user becomes practically impossible.â€?
So, seems like Playstation 3 won’t play used games at all to avoid piracy. Or to sell more? :)
Shame on You, Sony! Hehe. It doesn’t look fair. But it doesn’t look reliable, as well. Another rumor from Joistiq, our main source for funny news.
Sony would lose all of its clients if they can’t share games, it’s so obvious. Let’s be serious, please. We are talking about Playstation 3.