Sony: You Can Still Sell Your PS4 Games

November 12, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

Sony is reiterating what it said during E3 earlier this year: users can sell their used games without too much trouble. The clarification comes on the heels of an update to the company's Sony Entertainment Network terms of service. Besides saying that it reserves the right to monitor PlayStation Network users' actions and share it with authorities as it sees fit, the updated agreement also states that games are services and cannot be resold.

The update to clause 7 reads:

"You must not resell either Disc-based Software or Software Downloads, unless expressly authorized by us and, if the publisher is another company, additionally by the publisher."

Naturally this caught the attention of gamers who cheered when Sony announced its position on used game sales during its E3 press conference.

In a statement to Eurogamer, a Sony spokesperson offered the following response:

"As SCE [Sony Computer Entertainment] announced at E3, consumers will be able to sell or share their PS4 disc products."

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida added on Twitter:

"If you are concerned about our new European TOS, we confirm that you are able to sell or share your disc PS4 products, including in EU."

Source: Eurogamer


Comments

Re: Sony: You Can Still Sell Your PS4 Games

I don't think I can trust anything they actually say anymore.

 - W

Consumer responsibility is just as important as Corporate responsibility. So, be responsible consumers.

Re: Sony: You Can Still Sell Your PS4 Games

Then update your TOS to say so.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Sony: You Can Still Sell Your PS4 Games

Sony never said you cant sell them, just got to get permission before you do.

Re: Sony: You Can Still Sell Your PS4 Games

Obtaining permission was never part of the deal and according to today's statements, still is not.  Therefore, update the ToS.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Sony: You Can Still Sell Your PS4 Games

This. Given a conflict between PR and TOS / EULA, the legal document wins. 

I'm giving a long, long wait before I even think about this latest generation, and right now it's looking like I'm completely done with consoles.

 

Re: Sony: You Can Still Sell Your PS4 Games

Handheld are still fun ^^

 
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