Jeeba Jabba wrote:
I know that we're a rotting corpse, but we should still adhere to identifying our actions when moving a topic.
|darc| did it. Guess he didn't want to post to make sure that the world didn't end or something.
It's worth mentioning all we have so far is an "unnamed source" who provides literally zero details. It's a big deal to me though - it means I may skip the 720 entirely if it's true. A major part of what I like about console stuff is collection/older stuff.
Agreed, on all points. Most of the stuff I own, I've bought used. I wouldn't be able to afford to get anywhere near all the stuff I'd want otherwise. That said, if one of the three console manufacturers were to do this (without the other two getting involved), I would see a lot of people not buying that particular console. Pretty much the only way that this would succeed for anyone is if everyone in the market did it all at once. Otherwise, the one that tries would be severely handicapped from the start, I think.
Actually, that brings up a good point. If they are going to require registering keys, I sincerely hope that they make their games available for download too. Because I can't imagine the inflated cost of niche games or Collector's Editions if, once played, can never be sold again. Imagine having a NIS JRPG release with a limited production run and no means of obtaining the game beyond a sealed copy. The resellers in the world would go crazy snatching up retail copies and then blowing up prices knowing that every copy played is literally one less that will ever come to market.
Well, JRPGs are about the only things I actually buy new (and I usually preorder the limited edition sets and whatnot)... Would be annoying to know that if I missed it on the initial preorder that I'd never be able to get it for a reasonable price though...