DON’T BELIEVE THE RUMORS ON PS4 USED GAMES !!!!
— Killerattacks (@animeblog_de) November 11, 2013
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) November 11, 2013
CEO of Play N Trade, Charles Beaupre and Franchisee Craig Ackerman, Share Their Thoughts on Xbox One’s Decision To Remove DRM
San Clemente, CA, May 26, 2013 – Mr. Beaupre has more experience in the video game store franchise than almost any other CEO in the world. His vision of the industry has always been ahead of his time and as CEO of Play N Trade his job is to steer franchisees in the right direction. Mr. Beaupre has always been an advocate of digital property ownership and describes his philosophy simply as “you buy it, you own it.”
The news about Xbox One removing DRM clearly proves that Mr. Beaupre’s insight is on point and one of many reasons he was chosen to spearhead the Play N Trade organization. Charles Beaupre comments on the news, “We think there should be no difference between owning a digital product and owning a physical product. The video game industry is changing a lot more than just consoles; it has now become a defender of digital rights. Trade-ins should exist even in a digital distribution world. We have always seen the used game trade-in model as a viable market for improving new game sales. The news was positive however the future of our model includes plans that go well beyond traditional trade-ins of used games. Our future plans include mobile gaming, mobile accessories, digital distribution, and a prevalent in store repair center for mobile electronics at each store.”
Mr. Beaupre’s philosophy along with the support of the franchise owners provides even more reasons why gamers choose to support their local Play N Trade. This Robin Hood ideal that Play N Trade has so clearly displayed is the voice of gamers, no matter the age. Play N Trade as a company has plans for moving forward with a mobile model and digital downloads. The industry is extremely fast paced and they pride themselves on staying relevant in the industry’s ever changing dynamics. Their franchise model provides valuable insight from over a hundred intelligent entrepreneurs with hundreds of years of combined experience. Each store’s business owner perspective relies on full involvement and strives towards optimal success. That aggregation of entrepreneurial spirit and love for the industry has led Play N Trade to becoming the voice of both their local community and gaming population.
Craig Ackerman, owner/operator of the Play N Trade in Comstock Park, MI had the following to say: “This announcement means that we can continue to provide many services that make up the backbone of our business: try before you buy, tournaments, and used game sales. Also, many of our loyal Xbox customers live in rural areas where broadband internet access is not a financially viable option. This announcement means that they can continue to enjoy the wide variety of games that are available only within the Xbox community.”
With the launch of the next generation Play N Trade stores will certainly have insight and knowledge to what the best choice will be for consumers.
About Play N Trade
Play N Trade is one of the largest video game and consumer electronics retail franchises worldwide. The company specializes in the sale, repair and trade-in of video games and consumer electronics. Play N Trade stores offer a lifestyle experience in its innovative store design that provides an emotional attachment to the consumer’s passions. Many customers say simply “This is the best store I have ever been to!” The company’s office is located in San Clemente, CA. For more information please visit www.playntrade.com or call (888) PNT-GAME.
I’m going with PS 4. Last console I owned from them was a PS 2 eight years ago !
I feel like Microsoft tried to fucked the gaming world . They did not want us to own games at all, just rent for $60 a pop. I feel like they tried to stab us all in the back. GREED was the only thing on the minds at Microsoft. I been a hardcore Xbox gamer since Xbox. I have a 12 year old gamer tag Vampero13. I feel they stopped believing in us.Such a great career,now Xbox is into a pit of destruction and loss.
Say good by to DRM for Xbox One ! I want to thank all the people we fought for this around the world. You saved gaming as we know it today !
— Christopher G. Morin (@Vampero) June 19, 2013
— Christopher G. Morin (@Vampero) June 19, 2013
Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.
For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.
Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback. I would like to take the opportunity today to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox One.
You told us how much you loved the flexibility you have today with games delivered on disc. The ability to lend, share, and resell these games at your discretion is of incredible importance to you. Also important to you is the freedom to play offline, for any length of time, anywhere in the world.
So, today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means:
An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.
Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.
In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console — there will be no regional restrictions.
These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray.
We appreciate your passion, support and willingness to challenge the assumptions of digital licensing and connectivity. While we believe that the majority of people will play games online and access the cloud for both games and entertainment, we will give consumers the choice of both physical and digital content. We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds.
Thank you again for your candid feedback. Our team remains committed to listening, taking feedback and delivering a great product for you later this year.