Nintendo: No Plans to Block Used Games on Wii U

If you were concerned that Nintendo might consider some type of technology or software to block the use of used games on its new Wii U console, this GameSpot report should put your mind at ease. Speaking with GameSpot, Nintendo of America marketing exec Scot Moffitt said that he doesn't know if Nintendo has a formal position on used games.

"I don't know if we have a formal position on used game sales," Nintendo of America marketing exec Scot Moffitt told GameSpot. "It is a reality in the marketplace. We haven't incorporated any features that will discourage used game sales at this point. We're not trying to circumvent that."

People are asking Nintendo executives questions about used games and the Wii U because past rumors have stoked the flames of controversy related to Sony's and Microsoft's next-generation systems implementing mechanics to stop consumers from playing used games. Sony has strongly denied that the PS4 (or whatever they decide to call it) would have any sort of system for blocking the use of used games. Microsoft hasn't, but that doesn't mean the rumors are true…

You can read the rest of the interview, which focuses heavily on the Wii U, here.

Source: MCV

 

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