Why The Xbox 720 (One) And PS4 Are Set To Fail

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Rumors are coming out that may change the video game world forever. But not in a right way. Microsoft and Sony are both considering banning the use of used games.

I said it, no more used games.

As an everyday gamer, used games are what save us gamers from struggling to scrap out sixty dollars whenever we want a new game. Don’t even get me started on how ridiculous sixty dollars for a match is already.

Microsoft and Sony’s plan is to make as much money as possible; money is all it is ever about.

Most of Game Stop and Play N Trade’s business is from buying used games for cheap and over selling them, so without used game they would lose a lot of profit. Also, don’t forget about the consumer, the typical gamer will get poorer as well. So it’s a win for Sony and Microsoft and a loss everyone else.

I just don’t get it. The Xbox 360 and the PS3 already have over the top graphics and lightning fast performance right now. I don’t see how much they can improve on.

Let’s not even get started on how these game industries are making consumers obtain an “online pass” to play online. Gamers who want to play online, have to buy the online pass to play online; it’s crazy.

I hope that this is just a rumor and is not going to turn into reality. If so the world of gaming will never be the same. It would finally show that it is all about the money, not for the gamer.

E3 2012 is taking place in June. We will see if any new details emerge.

(2016 update: my prediction was right!)

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7 thoughts on “Why The Xbox 720 (One) And PS4 Are Set To Fail

  1. As a PC gamer I’m excited for the new consoles to come out so that the ports over to the PC aren’t as bad. I also think that the end of used games will come on the consoles after the Xbox 720/PS4. If you think about it, the PC market has almost always been this way; you can’t buy used games.
    I’ll give it another 6-8 years before we see the next generation after the Xbox 720/PS4 and then we’ll see the end of the used game market.

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  2. I agree with your blog post! The common gamer is eventually gonna stop buying. They are smart enough to realize that it is now getting to a point where it is ridiculous. It’s all speculation now, but if it is actually true, it is gonna be a new era for gamers. Gaming really will never be the same again. All because Sony and Microsoft want to cash in on some more money.

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  3. It’s open to debate. I’m not going to say you are wrong. I just think it’s not going to be anywhere as popular compared to the release of the Xbox 360 and the PS3 and anything short of that will be a fail. But I see where you are coming from, I just disagree!

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  4. They won’t fail, people will pretty much buy whatever comes out, we are gamers and we love new tech and gadgets and games, so when the new consoles come out they will sell like hot cakes, just the way it is.
    If you look at the demographic of gamers these days as well, its mostly 25 and over who play games, these people have jobs and can afford to pay 60 dollars for a game.
    So like it or not, Sony and Microsoft might do this because they know they can and get away with it.

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