playstation3 Retailers wont stock PlayStation 4 games if Sony blocks used games

Analysts believe that retailers will not stock PlayStation 4 games if Sony decides to block used games on the next-generation console.

Analysts believe that retailers will not stock PlayStation 4 games if Sony decides to block used games on the next-generation console.

 
Rumours have been circulating that the next PlayStation, codenamed Orbis, will not be backwards compatible with PlayStation 3 games and won't be able to run pre-owned games, forcing users to buy brand new titles.
 
While Sony has not confirmed this, analysts at Wedbush Securities, DFC Intelligence and IDC think it will be a bad move and that retailers will be inclined not to stock PlayStation 4 games for this reason. They believe it will benefit game studios and publishers, who will make slightly higher sales, but that less consoles might be sold if players are aware of these restrictions.
 
playstation3 Retailers wont stock PlayStation 4 games if Sony blocks used games
 
This would be a particularly bad blow to brick-and-mortar shops, which are already struggling to survive. Hundreds of shops belonging to Game Group in the UK have closed after the company went bankrupt, and others could follow suit if they lose the revenue stream from pre-owned games.
 
Sony might be hoping to employ online game passes, according to IDC, but this would present its own problems, as not everyone has the internet, or fast download speeds. Until we live in a completely digital age the value of used games cannot be underestimated, and it looks like Sony could see significant protest from both retailers and customers if it goes down this route.
 
Source: CVG