PlayStation 4 Will Support Used Games

By Ishaan . June 10, 2013 . 7:43pm

PlayStation 4 will not impose any restrictions on used games as far as disc-based games are concerned, Sony announced at their E3 press conference this evening. You’ll be able to trade in your games, lend it to a friend or sell it to another person.


Additionally, PlayStation 4 games will not be required to be connected online for single-player games, nor will they require any kind of authentication.


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  • NANAandLIZZYfanatic

    Man they are cracking me up!
    Kicking Microsoft’s booty!

  • Vesperion


  • Hands down, the most awesome moment in video game history. That was the best thing I’ve ever seen. Microsoft just got stomped into the pavement.

  • ZEROthefirst

    Whelp Microsoft’s just been dealt a huge blow to their “possible” sales numbers for the XboxOne2.
    Now just avoid giving us a $500 and everything’s perfect (microsoft couldn’t help it for their TV box).

  • Raharu95

    Hahaha! Yes Yes yes Yes! It was worth keeping hope after all! Console gaming will still live!

    • Strid

      Even as a primarily PC gamer I feel the same. I was beginning to think I would have neither the Sony or MS console this coming generation. That said, I would have been just fine with my PC and Wii U.

  • ShinStar


    You’re already dead.

  • FFmax

    Lmao! Sony just owned Microsoft!

  • Spider-Man

    They jabbed Microsoft so hard. Especially when they mentioned the 24 hour bit. Great job Sony, crowds were bowing and clapping, amazing.

  • Go2hell66

    feel bad for microsoft right now

  • Now we know who truly killed who this time :)

  • hadjimurad

    at least one company had the consumer in mind today…

  • “Xbox One, turn on my PS4.”

  • SoundMatch

    Xbox alONE

    • myausicz

      XBox OwNEd

  • Amagidyne

    And just like that, Sony puts a gun to Microsoft’s head and calmly pulls the trigger.

    Now all we need is a good price tag and it’s goodbye XBone

    • Arcana Wiz

      It was confirmed to be 399 dollars.

      • Amagidyne

        Yep, I saw (though the £349 is more relevant to me).

        I would have liked to have been Sony’s execs when Microsoft announced thier price, knowing that with the PS4 being $100 cheaper (and not being a pile of fail) they were gonna blow them out of the water so completely.

  • Tee Niitris

    As a PlayStation gamer since 1997, I am proud.

    • Narisa

      Today as gamers we are all proud. And this is just day one! :D

  • Rishtopher

    One thing that I’m concerned about: In their used game instructional vid, the fine print says you need a PSN account and PS Plus subscription for multiplayer. Is that true? Did I miss it in the stream?

  • NightzeroAX

    Microsoft is taking it real hard in the brown eye.

  • Judge Magister

    They won.
    They won the E3.
    They won the nex gen.
    They f*cking won.

    Ah and yeah, we gamers won too.

    • psycho_bandaid

      Odd. Were you trying to censor “fucking” by typing “fuck*ng?” The bad part is still spelled out.

      • Judge Magister

        Lol! You have seen nothing!

    • alexis cortes

      I think the word for this is OVERKILL!!!!!!!

      PS4 = No used game restrictions, no “always online even for offline games” bull****, it doesn’t turn into a brick after 24 hours of offline gameplay, It’s 100 dollars cheaper, and the game discs are not install discs only. I’m buying this at launch, I’m sold!!!. There’s no need to fear, the ps4 is here!

    • artemisthemp

      PS4 also know as PS2v4

  • alixraen

    A poem about the XBOne:

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Omae wa shindeiru

    • Raltrios

      Love it XD
      But ‘roses are red’ poems are poor form.

      Roses are red
      That much is true
      But violets are purple
      Not f***ing blue.

  • IceRomancer

    Sony just won the Internet over!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething


  • Xbox One, Killer Instinct won’t save you.

  • ZEROthefirst

    I think this fits perfectly
    Edit: It’s supposed to be a .gif, but whatever.

  • Wait, what about backwards compatibility and still being able to use downloaded PS1, PS2 and PS3 games that have been downloaded through the PSN?

  • Symbol de Au

    Wow Sony was smart to keep quiet about used games til just now. Much more satisfying.

  • personablaze
  • Jirin

    So, Sony. Where do I put the money?

  • Hays Kronke

    $400, no online verification, plays used games…. Yeah, PS4 all the way.

  • laurenhiya21

    YAY :D Go Sony! Now I just need to know if it’s region free or not, and where to get the money to buy one. (tiny bit sad that multi isn’t free now, but I don’t use it anyway so w/e)

  • DesmaX
    • IshimaruKaito

      LMAO!!!!! its like a big F**k you to microsoft!!

    • Mordina

      That was amazing :D

  • NTaiyokun

    Holy carp that shart slinging was AMAZING

  • SpectralRaiden

    Sony just can’t stop winning, Microsoft just can’t stop pretending that it’s already over.

  • Learii

    that my sony go sony go

  • CirnoLakes

    People kept saying, “keep waiting, Sony might do the same thing”.

    Well, we waited. And Sony is still being a good company.
    I’m buying a PlayStation 4. It has at least a modicum of respect for me as a user.

    It also plays video games.

  • Narisa

    This is a silly question but is the PS4 backwards compatible? I heard rumors that it won’t be… I just need some sort of clarification!

    • Guest

      its not, but some ps3 games will be downloadable, thats the only way u can play ps3 games on ps4

  • Kamakuma

    I loled so hard I think I need to go lay down. x’DD

  • Chim_era

    Love >3

  • Kitestwinblades

    The applause from the crowd was absolutely hilarious. Every line about owning the disk, Grand cheers shocking even the guys on stage.

  • Damarius Wingfield

    LOL once again Microsoft has becomes sony’s bitch!

  • Vash bane

    its been real halo but we gotto part.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Weird times.Never thought it would be special to use Used Games.
    Xone go home!

  • revenent hell

    Sony…. How dare you not treat gamers like shit!
    We have expectations to be treated poorly after what happened with Microsoft and now this?
    The nerve

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