The New Xbox 720 Console Technology Will Not Let You Be Able to Play 'Used' Games!?
Microsoft gone mad!?
Recently, it's been made a rumour that the new Microsoft Xbox 720 console, will not permit their players to use past owned video games on the console! Whilst this might seem rather silly of Microsoft Corporation, it would bring immediate joy to all the game publishers out there, who loose sales from video game exchange stores such as Game or Gamestop.
However for the typical gamer, who would be petrified to have to pay $60 for every game they play, buying the used copies is a much nicer alternative to paying full price for the new version. Especially, if they aren't as fortunate as to be able to afford to keep up both their Xbox live subscription, as well as purchase more and more games as they're released!
Xbox 360 (white) console.
What's the chance of that?
When faced with a rumour such as this, we have to ask ourselves if we really think Microsoft is going to want to 'tick off' it's users by implementing this technology into it's new console. Then evaluate whether this rumour is really worth spreading around or not.
In my honest opinion, I don't believe for one second that Microsoft would go along with this, as there would almost certainly be a decline in their overall sales of the new Xbox 720 console, and certainly not to mention the decline in sales made by the game publishers themselves! As if everyone had to pay full price for their video games, they wouldn't have enough money to buy the latest releases, hence making the publishers loose potential profit.
On the other hand, Microsoft could potentially have something else up their sleeves, a points system, which builds up as you buy more new games, could be added that in turn, would allow gamers to have something for free once they have gained enough of those points. This would motivate a much larger audience of people to buy new Xbox games rather than used, as there is a reason to feel inclined to do so.
Despite this, such a system could be cracked by advanced hackers, which would make the whole concept completely pointless... Get it? 'Pointless.' I do apologise for my terrible humour...
Xbox 360 console.
Final info on the Xbox 720.
A final little bit of information, which most people could guess anyway, is that there will be an added Blu-ray DVD player in the new Xbox 720. This will replace the normal DVD player that the Xbox 360 has, but this is still very much years behind PlayStation 3 consoles, which has had a Blu-ray player since 2006! Also it's predicted for the new Xbox console to be released by 2013 around August. Happy gaming!
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