Originally Posted by 62t
Thats only 10-15 years. Look at how much things change 1998.
Wow you really think that Gamestop and other businesses will tolerate being marginalized in profit to the point of being grocery stores?
With taking up iTunes there was no way to go but up in profit. The same does not apply to video games and especially movies. Both have collector's swag as a point of profit for publishers especially.
As others have stated the profit margin is wonderful for used and likely arguably allows them to stay solvent as a business.
Ultimately people will not buy the Sony console and if Xbox and Nintendo pull this crap then Best Buy and the rest will blindside them with their own console and guaranteed developer exclusivity for a much longer time.
PSP Go was bullshit but made sense since sales for that in games over here were terrible, iTunes again. That was why the PSP Go was tolerated, if not begrudgingly accepted. However like I was saying, Best Buy and others will just make their own console in collaboration with each other. Imagine the power of the hardware and the sheer scale of mass production and what sort of cost for a console that would be. Couple that with exclusive publishers given promise of a guaranteed sell through on some games in terms of sales(even if Best Buy and others might take a slight bath). Basically I don't care how much money Sony and Microsoft as well as Nintendo have, they're not this stupid. They don't have the physical assets or even the financial one's of: Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart and Gamestop combined(that's just a few). Nintendo especially would get
ed hard given they have no industry like Microsoft and Sony to fall back on.
What people here are appears to be either wishing for this or fearing this. In the former case consider how
ed you'll get if you import. MS loves to block people from playing online Japanese content even if they OWN a Japanese 360, now supposedly having IP checking. Sony seems to be good about it but what if they suddenly swing the other way. One can only imagine what Nintendo might do.
In both changes, proxy changers or whatever they're called will become your best friends in both movies and video games so you can avoid the pure nonsense that is region rights.
On a side note, I don't even believe in region rights though I believe in copyright. The first is designed to milk you and expect your sale even when you're given an inferior copy since you live in said region. The latter is to actually see money go to the people who have actually created the product.