Sony reiterates that PlayStation 4 supports used games

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    Sony has spoken out to downplay concerns about the PlayStation 4 blocking the secondhand market after an updated European PlayStation Network terms of use suggested users would not be able to resell disc-based games.

    "If you are concerned about our new European TOS, we confirm that you are able to sell or share your disc PS4 products, including in EU," Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said on Twitter last night.

    Sony's update terms of use pointed out that all PlayStation software is "licensed, not sold," meaning players acquire rights to use software, but do not own said software. As such, players are not permitted to resell disc-based games or downloads, Sony said, unless Sony grants permission. This policy has been in place since the original PlayStation, though Sony has never blocked the sale of secondhand games.

    Sony confirmed at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo in June that the secondhand market on PS4 will work just as it does currently on PS3. No restrictions for used games will be in place.

    Source: GameSpot
     

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