Sony's Jack Tretton Opposes Blocking Used Games, Claims Michael Pachter

May 14, 2012 -

In a recent episode of GameTrailer's Bonus Round, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said that Sony's Jack Tretton is strongly opposed to the idea of a console blocking used games. During the show, Pachter recalled a conversation he supposedly had with the SCEA president at an E3 meeting. He claims that he asked Tretton directly about the rumor that Sony's newest console ("Orbis") would not support used games.

"He said, 'for the record, I'm totally opposed to blocking used games. I think it's great for the consumer that they can buy those. We have a customer that buys our console late in the cycle, pays less, is looking for value priced games, and I think it would be anti-consumer for us to do that'," Pachter said.

Tretton also allegedly told Pachter that other executives at Sony's Japanese headquarters might have a different view on the issue.

Source: GamesIndustry International


Comments

Re: Sony's Jack Tretton Opposes Blocking Used Games, Claims ...

Het, if it means I can pla PsOne, PS2, and Ps3 games on it...

Re: Sony's Jack Tretton Opposes Blocking Used Games, Claims ...

"I think it would be anti-consumer for us to do that."

That's a nice thing to say and all, but at the end of the day you are still a Sony executive.  Being anti-consumer is your stock-in-trade.  Backwards compatibility, OtherOS, etc. etc.  No need to drag it all up here.  But please, don't pretend that you are pro-consumer.  It hurts my brain.

Re: Sony's Track Tretton Opposes Blocking Used Games, Claims ...

This sounds way too sane to be coming from the same guy who once called the DS a babysitting tool.

Re: Sony's Track Tretton Opposes Blocking Used Games, Claims ...

Turned out he wasn't too old for a lollipop after all!

Re: Sony's Track Tretton Opposes Blocking Used Games, Claims ...

I am assuming the headline should read "Jack Tretton" rather than "Track". Of course  Icould be wrong and you could be playing up to some pun or punchline I am missing.

 
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