Sony PlayStation Pass introduced: Your thoughts
Last week we told you about Sony’s new PlayStation Pass system, where consumers are given a code when buying a new game. It lets owners of the game play online, but it means buyers of second hand titles will have to pay out more money for a new code. We asked you what you thought of the new system – read on to see some of the reactions.
It seems like the PlayStation Pass is almost universally disliked among our readers and Facebook fans, with Ben Humphreys stating “Hate the idea, it will kill the second hand game market, oh well back to the 360.”
PlayStation Pass also had readers frantically searching Facebook for a dislike button, with lots of you guys writing DISLIKE, and Gary Johnstone pointing out: “Where’s the dislike button when you need it? Damn you Sony!”
Not everybody is convinced that PlayStation Pass will take off though. Alex Sarson states: “At the end of the day, if there is a consumer backlash to this, developers will not use it.”
Richard Deane Langworthy evidently hopes so, claiming: “It’s unnecessary, unfair on second hand buyers, unfair on import game buyers, and in the end, won’t accomplish anything.
James Burridge is in favour of the Pass, however: “It’s less about second hand game sales and more about preventing piracy. Games like CoD, Halo KZ3 etc have all shown that games sell when they have a multiplayer aspect that works. Thats what keeps people playing and buying DLCs. You can’t easily police single player aspects of games as it would require them to have a net connection to play offline, which makes no sense. So they make it so you require a CD key to play online so they can check its validity. Its been this way on the PC for years and it works.”
The debate is still raging, however, so we’d love to hear what you think of Sony’s PlayStation Pass. Leave a comment below and let us know whether you think it’s a good idea or not.