Gamespot CEO Paul Raines has apparently met with various Sony executives and has a “high degree of confidence” that the PlayStation 4 will play used games after a post-earnings financial call.
During Sony’s Playstation 4 unveiling in February, Sony did say that the console would play second hand games but it would be at the whim of the publisher whether or not they chose to block or permit used games.
Gamespot also discussed the Wii U’s launch during the call. The retailer said that though the launch in November “exceeded our expectations,” sales have been “disappointing” since the beginning of the year. Gamespot says there are two reasons for Wii U’s minimal success.
One reason is that Nintendo’s marketing for the Wii U has “not broken through the way that it needs to” thus far, noting that consumers still don’t seem to get the Wii and its features, mostly the Gamepad.
The second and more obvious reason comes from the Wii U’s lack of exclusive, blockbuster titles.
Nintendo is currently developing a new 3D Mario, a new entry in the Mario Kart series, two new Zelda games and-the only reason why I will eventually get a Wii U- a new Super Smash Bros. title.