Nintendo: No Plans to Block Used Games on Wii U

June 19, 2012 -

If you were concerned that Nintendo might consider some type of technology or software to block the use of used games on its new Wii U console, this GameSpot report should put your mind at ease. Speaking with GameSpot, Nintendo of America marketing exec Scot Moffitt said that he doesn't know if Nintendo has a formal position on used games.

"I don't know if we have a formal position on used game sales," Nintendo of America marketing exec Scot Moffitt told GameSpot. "It is a reality in the marketplace. We haven't incorporated any features that will discourage used game sales at this point. We're not trying to circumvent that."

People are asking Nintendo executives questions about used games and the Wii U because past rumors have stoked the flames of controversy related to Sony's and Microsoft's next-generation systems implementing mechanics to stop consumers from playing used games. Sony has strongly denied that the PS4 (or whatever they decide to call it) would have any sort of system for blocking the use of used games. Microsoft hasn't, but that doesn't mean the rumors are true...

You can read the rest of the interview, which focuses heavily on the Wii U, here.

Source: MCV

 


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Re: Nintendo: No Plans to Block Used Games on Wii U

Blocking used games would be the very quickest way for my console to end up on Ebay as a whole and my to never buy anything from that company again.

Not sure I've ever sold a game at all - I like to keep them and found out one I have, from the 80's is worth $160.00 plus - since I have all the manuals, the box, etc.

But...

stoked the flames of controversy related to Sony's and Microsoft's next-generation systems implementing mechanics to stop consumers from playing used games.

Do that and I won't even *consider* buying the console - I don't care if they all do it or not, I don't have to have one. I can upgrade my PC again for that $300.00 + - pretty nicely I might add.

Don't get on a high horse Sony/MS and think anyone actually *needs* a console...

I might be older and a PC gamer personally, but I'm the one in the house with the money to buy the consoles - consider that. If not for 'deals' on used games sometimes, the consoles wouldn't be worth the money to me - they really aren't now - don't push it.

*Every single* parent I know that's a non-gamer already thinks the consoles and games are WAY overpriced.... Only the gamer parents are willing to pay a premium for all the 'new' games.

But go ahead - cut your own throats - there will be other consoles that come to market when you do - and that'll be good for the consumer.

 
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