This got me thinking. In the middle of talking about the rumored UMD-less PSP 2, Ready At Dawn dude Didier Malenfant reacted to Sony's John Koller's thoughts about bringing the PSP to new direction - one which leans heavily on digital distribution.
While John Koller and David Perry are blasting each other for the UMD-less PSP 2 thing (dude, catch up with the program!!!), here's Malenfant who actually goes into some finer detail about the pros and cons of moving into digital distribution.
I love it because he's giving us a new angle on how to look at things. And yes, his beliefs do have precedent. Because previously, Atari made a statement about the re-selling of games having an impact on their software sales. I can't pull out figures to cross check how second hand selling stacks against piracy, but it's a rather intriguing way to see the situation, no doubt.As far as what my personal wishes are, I'd love to see anything that can help distribution move quicker toward a 100 percent online model. It's not piracy but used games that are killing us.
Wish Malenfant went into specifics... but yeah. I kinda agree on his statement. Which is not to say piracy isn't killing the industry too - because that will always be a factor too.