Games priced more cheaply as compensation for xbox blocking used ?

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#1 Posted by dkdk999 (6738 posts) -
So i've heard the next xbox is going to block used games. However as a result they could very well have decreased prices. Like $40 or $50 for new games. What price would it have to be for you to get the system ?
#2 Posted by soapman72 (2713 posts) -

I'm buying a ps4 and a 720 anyway

#3 Posted by thekingofirony (34 posts) -

If the price of games went down,I'd consider it.But without the games I'm not interested.Killer Instinct 3 or a good new ip would be a reason for me to buy the next  xbox.

#4 Posted by Granny_Spanked (1326 posts) -
It all depends if XBLA still charges for use.
#5 Posted by dkdk999 (6738 posts) -
Hmm I also just thought maybe you could play games at your friends house if you signed into your account on the other person's xbox. Regardless they have got some explaining to do and had better compensate you in some fantastic ways to make that worth it.
#6 Posted by Archangel3371 (15358 posts) -
I'm planning on buying one anyway but I certainly wouldn't frown on cheaper games. :P
#7 Posted by sukraj (22133 posts) -

I'm buying a Xbox 720

#8 Posted by CarnageHeart (18316 posts) -

So i've heard the next xbox is going to block used games. However as a result they could very well have decreased prices. Like $40 or $50 for new games. What price would it have to be for you to get the system ?dkdk999

I haven't heard anything to that effect, but it would be a clever gambit which would extinguish much of the opposition, though I can't imagine games selling for less than $50.

#9 Posted by Gallowhand (476 posts) -

The main reason for me to purchase any console platform is to play a decent lineup of games - so if there are no games (or just a couple of games) that appeal to me, I wouldn't get that particular console.  Don't get me wrong - lower cost games would be appreciated, but it's pointless if I'd never buy those games in the first place.

#10 Posted by -Wicked_Sick- (1171 posts) -
I don't plan on buying one if they block used games.
#11 Posted by SolidTy (42446 posts) -

Blocking used games? I'm out.

Cheaper games? I get those already brand new as well. It's called wait for them to go on sale. I get the best of both worlds, I can play used games and buy them cheap if need be. I do buy most of my games new, but it's about the princible. Taking away consumer rights with almost no benefit? I won't spend my money that way.


I look at my long list of DD games on PC ranging from Blizzard to hundreds of Steam games to Origin to GOG, etc.

I can't sell any of them. It sucks. I would hate to look back at 5 years of 720 gaming and seeing some stinkers I bought that I regret. I think anyone with at least Steam history can relate to having paid for stinkers and regretting it. The worse part is that you can delete it, but you can't sell it.

Retail games? Yeah, they go up in value sometimes, and you can certainly trade them with friends or sell them.

#12 Posted by JustPlainLucas (73588 posts) -
I'd be more tempted to get one if the game prices were 30 dollars, but I still don't like the fact that I won't be owning what I buy, no matter the cost. Part of ownership is to sell it or even give it away when I'm done with it.
#13 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18360 posts) -
Used games or constant internet connection means no buy for me so I hope they don't do either.
#14 Posted by burgeg (3599 posts) -

At this point I have no plans on getting the next xbox whether they block used games or not. Not as long as Xbox Live Gold remains as big a ripoff as it currently is. But honestly, if no used games meant new games were £10 or £20 cheaper, I'd definitely consider it.

#15 Posted by 23Jarek23 (2617 posts) -

They wouldn't lower prices, they'd be more likely to increase them, why? First off it's microsoft, they over charge for everything. Second, if you own an Xbox you've got no choice but to buy new. They'd be able to charge whatever they wish and if anything, it wouldn't be lower than what it is. 

#16 Posted by OneInchMan99 (1127 posts) -

They could make all their games free,I still would'nt be interested in a M$ console.

#17 Posted by BranKetra (48120 posts) -
I would not by a used game blocking system, so buying the games is out of the question.
#18 Posted by Minishdriveby (9738 posts) -

I don't think I would buy the 720 even if they didn't block used games. I've bought both the XBOX & 360, and at the end of every generation I get the least amount of use out of them. The reason I bought the 360 was due to their console exclusives that the PS3 didn't have early in the generation (BioShock, Eternal Sonata, Mass Effect, Beautiful Katamari, etc.), but all those games lost their console exclusivity later in the generation. So now that Sony & Microsoft both are on fairly equal playing fields in terms of multiplats; I choose based off of which has the best/most exclusives, and for me that goes to Sony who has a plethora of exclusives from all genres while Microsoft relies too heavily on Gears, Halo, Forza, and Fable - to a lesser extent.

However, that being said even though I prefer Sony consoles, I wouldn't buy the PS4 if it blocked used games.

#19 Posted by lazyathew (3748 posts) -

I doubt the rumor is even true. People were saying the same thing about PS4 before it was revealed and that turned out to be false. I never really believed the rumors about PS4 either actually.

But if it is true... Well it's hard to say if I will buy it or not. It depends on how they do it. If it's connected to account, and not system, then I don't think it will be a big deal to me. If it's system, then I don't think I'll be buying.

Cheaper games will definitly help a lot too :P

#20 Posted by slipknot0129 (5486 posts) -

I'm buying a ps4 and a 720 anyway

soapman72

Dude you could get a Alienware instead with that money. 

#21 Posted by c_rakestraw (14605 posts) -

Dude you could get a Alienware instead with that money. slipknot0129

You might as well build your own rig instead, then.

#22 Posted by SaudiFury (8707 posts) -

i do not think at all that is likely, but i can see i mean i guess it might not be out of the realm of possiblity. To offset the complaints about no used games. 

 

but we'll see, at the moment i'm still in for PS4 for sure at least. 

 

can't wait to see E3.

#23 Posted by coasterguy65 (5876 posts) -

Right now I have no intention of buying either console (PS4, Nextbox) if it blocks used games. I like the ability to rent or borrow games to try out questionable ones. I also like the ability to sell off my stinker games.

#24 Posted by MAS_100 (81 posts) -

Microsoft need new exclusives and a true justification as to why consumers should buy their console over the Playstation 4. If they come out saying that used games will be blocked and the console will require a constant internet connection as rumours suggest, well then I don't think any lowered price on games should make a difference on the consumer's choice. Sony have made a massive point that Playstation 4 will be much easier for developers to develop games for, which wasn't the case this gen and for that reason particular games worked better on the 360. That doesn;t seem the case next gen and therefore Microsoft will also have lost that advantage. Next Gen looks to be Sony's already. Just have to wait for Microsoft to reveal the Next Xbox to see if it really is.

#25 Posted by MAS_100 (81 posts) -

Right now I have no intention of buying either console (PS4, Nextbox) if it blocks used games. I like the ability to rent or borrow games to try out questionable ones. I also like the ability to sell off my stinker games.

coasterguy65

Sony confirmed Playstation 4 won't block used games.

#26 Posted by kyacat (4044 posts) -
I'm wait to see if Microsoft going to blocked use games on their next xbox? and we know Sony not doing it so there a good chance Microsoft won't follow through blocking used games on the next consoles IMO
#27 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70660 posts) -
depends on what they show, if MS just shows me an entertainment hub instead of a gaming console then i am not getting it
#28 Posted by Minishdriveby (9738 posts) -

[QUOTE="coasterguy65"]

Right now I have no intention of buying either console (PS4, Nextbox) if it blocks used games. I like the ability to rent or borrow games to try out questionable ones. I also like the ability to sell off my stinker games.

MAS_100

Sony confirmed Playstation 4 won't block used games.

They said it was up to the developer which means that some games could be blocked.
#29 Posted by SaudiFury (8707 posts) -
[QUOTE="MAS_100"]

[QUOTE="coasterguy65"]

Right now I have no intention of buying either console (PS4, Nextbox) if it blocks used games. I like the ability to rent or borrow games to try out questionable ones. I also like the ability to sell off my stinker games.

Minishdriveby

Sony confirmed Playstation 4 won't block used games.

They said it was up to the developer which means that some games could be blocked.

true, but i think it was a smart move on Sony's part. they're just playing facilitator. Given tthat they have two primary interest groups on them, the developers and the gamers. So instead of them making the decision, they passed the buck for any developer who has the gall to do it. touche I think.
#30 Posted by jsmoke03 (12753 posts) -

i'm going to buy the next xbox console unless it doesn't have exclusive games....

#31 Posted by Miroku32 (8666 posts) -
Even if it blocks used games or not I don't plan to buy the nextBox.
#32 Posted by hiphops_savior (7857 posts) -
If Microsoft wants to block used games, use CD-keys and tie it to one account, or go completely digital.
#33 Posted by Empty_World (272 posts) -
I doubt the games will be cheaper since the development cost will not decrease. If anything it will increase over time.
#34 Posted by dkdk999 (6738 posts) -
Hmm so it appears most people would buy it, but not if it blocks used games and don't really care that much if the price is lowered as compensation. A little surprised because I most people can't buy their games used, and it's not like the average person ends up selling most of their games. To me selling games at $30 seems like a good trade off.
#35 Posted by Deadpool-n (467 posts) -

After Sony announcing that they won't block used games I think Microsoft might change their minds about that decision. It would be pretty stupid if I can't borrow games from friends at the very least.