There was an article I read yesterday that stated Sony was really looking to end playing used games on their consoles. As a Gamefly member, this really concerned me. Although most of the games that I buy are brand-new, there are a few games that I just want to try out. These games more than likely end up being traded at stores like a GameStop. So now with them heavily moving in the direction of a non-used game market, I really think that most gamers are going to second-guess spending their money on games that they are unsure about. Not to mention sometimes we want to subsidize the cost of a new game by trading in a old game, this also makes me wonder for us gamers spending $300 or $400 a year on games. We might start to see big cut backs due to the fact that we have to make careful decisions on the games to play. So, I now think about it where multiple developers in the past had the ability to earn my hard earned cash now being very selective and they will indeed have to work very hard on their titles. Not only that, but buying my games on traditional hard disk media more than likely will start to fade into the past, because if cannot resell these same titles or I cannot give them to a friend I might as well have the convenience of having them preloaded on my system. Not to mention that Sony and multiple developers are trying to release the digital version of the games at midnight when the physical version of the game also releases.
Just a thought..