Sony: PS4 Will Play Second Hand Games

Shuhei Yoshida spills the beans.

Posted by
Sony: PS4 Will Play Second Hand Games
You can breathe easy, second hand gamers. Sony doesn't have any intention of blocking the use of pre-owned games on the PlayStation 4.

The confirmation comes from Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, in an interview with Eurogamer shortly after the console's reveal last night. Despite various reports (and even a patent) to the contrary, Yoshida said outright that the PS4 wouldn't short-change the consumer.

In response to a direct question on the subject, Yoshida paused and then replied, "So, used games can play on PS4. How is that?"

Speaking generally about the ability for users to sell on their games, Yoshida said that, "Yes. That's the general expectation by consumers. They purchase physical form, they want to use it everywhere, right? So that's my expectation."

No doubt this will make some gamers interested in the PS4 very happy indeed.


Posting of new comments is now locked for this page.