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Sony shows Microsoft how to do a pre-owned games swap

You just pass it from one hand to the other
Tue Jun 11 2013, 10:11
Sony PlayStation 4

JAPANESE GAMING HOUSE Sony has taken to Youtube to show Microsoft how users should be able to swap and share console games.

While Microsoft has been accused of making game sharing difficult, the same cannot be said for Sony. Although its rival is throwing a blanket of terms and conditions over the pre-owned games market, it is not.

Following its E3 showing last night the European Playstation Twitter account made two comments on the pre-owned games issue, the first a glib one, while the second was slightly more involved.

Called the Official Playstation Used Game Instructional Video: Step-by-step how to lend games to your friends, it is a video that shows all the steps involved in trading. There is just one step involved in sharing a game, and that involves one person passing a game to the other.

And then the instructional video finishes, and we are left with the message that it is very easy to share games.

The same cannot be said for Microsoft, where customers will have to use pre-approved retail stores to trade in their games, and where games can be passed on only once.

There are other rules, such as the fact that you have to be signed in to the game, if you want to play it on another console at a friends house.

Sony and Microsoft both showed off their consoles and their games at the E3 keynote presentations late on Monday.

There Sony said that its PS4 console will cost £349. Microsoft's Xbox One weighs in at £429. Both are available for preorder through stores including Amazon. µ


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