Sony shoots self in foot. Again.
As if Sony's handling of the Playstation 3 couldn't get any more cack-handed, Games Radar have just reported this:
High street games shops have been told by Sony that there will be no PS3 pre-owned sections in their stores as it will be illegal for customers to sell any next-gen PlayStation games that they've bought, retail sources have revealed to GamesRadar.
It seems that Sony is planning to adopt a licensing system that will mean gamers won't own the PS3 titles that they've paid money for. Instead, they will only be purchasing the licence to play the game and that the software itself will still be Sony property - meaning that the disc won't be the customer's to sell.
Yes, you heard right. Any games bought for the PS3 won't actually be yours to own, they'll belong to Sony. At the moment, it's not quite clear how far this new licensing extends. For example, would it also apply to ebay sales of PS3 games? Not that it would stop anyone I'm sure, but the fact that it might be illegal to sell on your unwanted games just beggars belief.
It's like Sony are committing ritual suicide before our eyes. Almost as if they just don't want anyone to buy a PS3.