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Video Explains How Game Sharing Works on PS4

June 11, 2013

Sharing games on PS4

By Gilbert Falso :: 9:02 AM

When Sony announced the pricepoint of its PS4 last night ($399), it also confirmed what many avid gamers had been hoping for – trouble free sharing and resale of previously-played games.

In a direct blow to competitor Microsoft, who had just last week unveiled a confusing and byzantine system of dealing with pre-owned games, Sony assured customers that not only would they be able to play shared or resold games on the new PS4 console, doing so would be extremely easy.

Microsoft has come under much fire recently for their heavy-handed DRM policies on the new Xbox One, as well as their participation in a recently leaked government surveillance program called PRISM. Many gamers who had been seriously considering the Xbox One were backing away from that decision after the PS4 price was announced because of those reasons, as well as the fact that the PS4 will retail for $100 less than the Xbox One.

Capitalizing on the anti-Microsoft sentiment, and with a bit of humor, the folks at Sony produced a short video (below), explaining how sharing of previously-played games works on the new PS4 platform.