Analysts comment on Next Playstation Orbis anti-piracy rumor

Mar 29, 2012, News, Playstation, PS4 By Charly Pierre

Michael Pachter comment on Rumor: The PlayStation 4′s Alias Is Orbis, the Wedbush analyst has commented on anti-piracy measures covered in today’s report.

Pachter explains why he believes implementing anti-piracy technology is a poor idea:

“It isn’t really in Sony’s or Microsoft’s best interests to block used games. It would benefit Activision and EA slightly, and would hurt GameStop a great deal. If Sony unilaterally did this, I could see GameStop refusing to carry their console, and sales of the PS4 would therefore suffer.

“… if one does it and the others don’t, the one who does it will see a loss of market share. (none of the big three console manufacturers) are stupid enough to do this unilaterally (and none of them) are evil enough to do it together.”

David Cole of DFC Intelligence also commented on the rumor as well:

“A system that tried to stop used game sales would probably turn off the core consumers that rush to trade in their old product to buy new product. In other words, I don’t think it would do so well in the core market.”

Finally  Lewis Ward, IDC’s research manager comment one last time about this rumor:

“Customers would rebel. Until there’s the equivalent of a great ‘used’ digital console game trade-in program up and running, gamers will continue to like the ability to trade in discs and basically get discounts on other games. I can certainly see Sony stepping up the idea of $10 online passes for connected multiplayer and so on, but especially for families of limited means or that have a narrowband connection at home, the ability to buy/trade use discs is an important reason why they buy game consoles in the first place.”


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7 Responses to “Analysts comment on Next Playstation Orbis anti-piracy rumor”

  1. Killbill427 says:

    Will we be able to use playstation 3 games on the playstaition4

  2. Jurassic Park says:

    Yet another review, where you literally didn’t write any of it. Awesome.

  3. Shadowabsinthe says:

    This is a terrible idea. Game Stop, EB Games and Game are all examples of places that would sustain huge losses due to this. Sony may gain a very small benefit from doing this however in the long run it would be a dramatic loss for them because a lot of stores rely on the ability to give discounts for returned games. I also think it wouldn’t be too far to go to say that the company could lose game developers because of this as well. If I believed this article then like the above article said ”
    If Sony unilaterally did this, I could see GameStop refusing to carry their console, and sales of the PS4 would therefore suffer”. 

  4. JaCK says:

    Sony, we want backwards compatibility!! Give a little love and it all comes back to you!! ;)

  5. Hanner Shannon says:

    all in all  to me it sounds like greed , some way to squeeze more money out of us gamers,  they can say all they want about piracy , its triing to find new ways to generate more money !!   if sony does not drop this idea , this gamer will stick with my ps3 or even switch to the new wii u thats coming out ,  plus i hate the x-box !!

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