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Microsoft (MSFT) won't charge a fee for Xbox One used game sales to "retailers, publishers, or...

Microsoft (MSFT) won't charge a fee for Xbox One used game sales to "retailers, publishers, or consumers," the company states in a blog post. GameStop (GME) investors are relieved, shares +5% AH. Other details: 1) With games/data stored in the cloud, users will be able to access owned games on friends' consoles by logging in. 2) Users are required to be online once every 24 hours on their home console, and once an hour on a friend's console, to verify usage rights. 3) Games can be shared with up to 10 family members, who can play them on any console (though only one can play from a shared library at a given time). (previous)
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  • smagnone
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    It says, "Disc based games". Could be an oversight. Might mean that digital downloads need an unlock fee.
    6 Jun 2013, 09:09 PM Reply Like
  • Chrishunet
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    2) Users are required to be online once every 24 hours on their home console, and once an hour on a friend's console, to verify usage rights
    - UGH! Hope you have internet all the time. Service members overseas have an opinion on this?
    6 Jun 2013, 09:52 PM Reply Like
  • rjgood
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    MSFT has a good strategy...lay down a general plan and refine it based on market reaction. Seems like they are balancing their needs, content owners needs, partner's needs (GME) and consumers needs.

     

    Pleased with this behavior. Definitely not the MSFT of old.

     

    And no, dial up modem or cell phone hotspot would more than suffice for once every 1/24 hours.
    6 Jun 2013, 10:46 PM Reply Like
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