Sony Computer Entertainment America boss Jack Tretton is a supporter of the pre-owned market according to analyst Michael Pachter.
Pachter said on GT.TV’s Bonus Round that the SCEA president responded to rumours surrounding anti-pre-owned tech in the next PlayStation by calling such measures “anti-consumer.”
“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 recalled.
Tretton stressed that Sony Japan may disagree, but Pachter said of the next PlayStation: “I think it will play used games. That is the dumbest rumour I’ve ever heard.”
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