Because things weren’t confusing enough already.
There was a lot of discussion, both leading up to and before the reveal of both the PS4 and Xbox One that both consoles would restrict used games. While Sony has explicitly said it won’t block used games, and Microsoft still hammering the details out, GameStop president Tony Bartel has stated that, “Both Sony and Microsoft have said games can be resold and that’s exactly what we anticipated.
Speaking to Forbes, Bartel stated that, “It’s a recognised way to make these games more affordable. All three new platforms understand that. As people upgraded to PS3 they traded in their old systems and libraries, which is why Sony made the move to not support backwards compatibility with later iterations of PS3.
“That’s why the ‘buy, sell, trade’ model works well. It enables people to purchase new games by trading in their old ones. We expect to see the same thing with this transition for PS4 and Xbox One. Trade-ins allow for a seamless transition.”
Stay tuned for more details.