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Friday, May 26, 2006

Sony: PS3 2nd Hand Clampdown Is "False Speculation".

Sony have rubbished rumors started by GamesRadar yesterday that it would be impossible to sell or play used software for the PS3, telling Games Industry.Biz that it is "false speculation."

Yesterday, GamesRadar reported that Sony was warning high street retailers that the sale of pre-owned games would be illegal due to the licensing terms of PS3 software, which technically would still belong to Sony.

This rumor quickly spread across the internet, and was reported on numerous gaming news websites.

UK Sony spokesperson Jennie Kong confirmed: "We have definitely not been communicating that. It's false speculation. We don't have any further knowledge about this topic - either officially or unofficially, to be frank. There has been no official comment on this since the story that came up a few months ago - it hasn't changed since then, and we're quite surprised by why this has popped up again, to be honest."

This isn't the first PS3 rumor started up by GamesRadar which turned out to be false. Earlier this month GamesRadar claimed that the 20GB version of the PS3 would not feature bluetooth support for wireless controllers, a rumour which Sony smashed a few days later.