Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday June 13, 2013

Microsoft: Restricting Used Games Will Drive Prices Down

At this point, Microsoft needs to quit with the crazy talk and hold a mid-summer press event to reverse its stance on used games, game sharing and DRM. Heck, they can even play it off as a "we have listened to our customers" move. Seriously.

"As you go into a digital world, what's happening is publishers are choosing to have different business models, and consumers are saying 'Hey, if I can't resell the title, provide me a different way to get value to get into your game.' And we think the market will be efficient in finding good models that work for consumers." In essence, Mehdi said, consumer demand for good value from games will drive prices down, even if a publisher decides to fully cut off the market release valve of used game resale.