Sony's CEO, Jack Tretton, has gone on record stating that he is very much opposed to blocking the use of used games on Sony consoles. We have been well aware of the rumors circulating Sony's new system blocking the use of used games. Does Tretton's stance on the issue show us that there is light at the end of the tunnel and that Sony will not block them?
Wedbush Securities analyst, Michael Pachter, asked Tretton if he would want see the new system block pre-owned games, on GT’s Bonus Round.
For the record, I'm totally opposed to blocking used games. I think it is great for the consumer that they can buy those. We have a customer that buys our console late in the cycle, pays less and is looking for value-priced games. I think it would be anti-consumer for us to do that.
This is Tretton's view on the whole used game stir. The fact that Japan may or may not share his views is definitely part of the deciding factor. But, even Pachter has stepped into the stance on the side of the line that believes Sony will not ban the use of used games on their upcoming console.