>>Pachter indicated that GameStop--which he sees as the biggest potential loser in this scenario<<
.and Pachter is right, Gamestop is the biggest loser.
frankly I wouldn't care if the PS4 didn't play used games, I don't buy/rent used games anyway (i'm a game collector), since used games are only $5 cheaper than the brand new games at Gamestop, plus they give you pertty much pocket change for your used games as well, so you're not getting a good deal there. I wouldn't even care if Gamestop went out of business, they suck and they aren't the only place that buys your used games from you. there are pawn shops that'll give you more money for your used games than Gamestop and they sell their used games like $30 cheaper.
@Sabinsnake Gamestop is just a leech, sooner or later they'll get killed by the host.
But will the host cut off their arm to get rid of the leech or will they do it with much less collateral damage?