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DC Universe Cannot Be Resold

Don't buy a pre-owned copy.

Sony has released a statement confirming that the DC Universe Online account is locked to the original disc. If you buy a second hand copy and purchase a new subscription the game will not work.

“Once the PSN key has been consumed with a disk it cannot be resold/replayed with the second user adding a sub – only the original consumer can use that acct.” said Sony Online Entertainment, “Disk and account are one.”

A somewhat curious move because you have to pay a monthly subscription to play DC Universe Online – Sony would never be out of pocket even if the game was bought by another player.  

Source: LazyGamer

42 Comments
  1. jayjay119
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    is this the start of disk-console locked games? Let’s hope not!

    Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 13:47.
  2. icuyesido
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Was going to rent it… I guess that’s out of the question.

    Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 13:51.
    • DrNate86
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      You can still rent it, you just can’t use the 30 day trial you’d have to buy a subscription.

      Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 13:59.
      • icuyesido
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Once they key has been used it is locked to that PSN account, no one can use the game with or without a new key…

        Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 14:28.
      • DrNate86
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        You can play the game without entering the 30 day key though by buying a subscription, and they haven’t given the key to people renting for obvious reasons, so you should be fine renting still. I’ve bought an ex-rental copy from LoveFilm which still has the code unused.

        Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 14:48.
  3. Serebii.Net
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    What of there are 2 Ps3’s in your house, do you need two separate discs?
    If yes, then that is kinda awful =/

    Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 14:06.
    • leon
      Member
      Since: Nov 2010

      No you dont need two discs as I have the game and play it fine on both of my PS3’s

      Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 16:35.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        as long as you’ve got the same psn account on both, you can.

        not worth it if your second ps3 is connected to an sdtv though. :(

        Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 17:01.
  4. OneShotWook
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    Oops i already flogged mine to gamestation for 25 quid,did seem odd to me that the trade value was so high considering someone would then have to buy a sub,i guess their victim to their own trade in system with this one,well that and sonys odd stance on it.

    Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 14:16.
  5. liverpool82
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    lucky me i was about to buy my friends copy of him

    Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 14:28.
  6. dude90
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    This is news from last week and TSA is delivering it late, when you find the information out please post straight away not X days late.

    Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 14:38.
    • tonycawley
      Pint! Pint!
      Since: Feb 2009

      Wow, lot of negativity towards Sony last few days and quite a lot also directed at this site by various people. I don’t get it. If you don’t like the site, don’t waste your time reading it and writing a response.

      Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 15:00.
      • gaffers101
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Aggreed. I’ve noticed a few of those post recently too. Maybe people they realise how the TSA runs, it’s not like we have to pay a subscription or anything!

        Just ignore them guys :)

        Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 15:43.
  7. ruinereraser
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    So it seems that the disc itself is the most expensive one month trial I’ve ever encountered. Good luck with that kind of strategy Sony, it will bite you back, you’ll see.

    Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 15:12.
  8. minerwilly
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    The only way i would buy this game new is if it had come with a 3 month free subscription . Simple as that .

    Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 15:31.
  9. SpikeyMikey23
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    I dont agree with what they’ve done but on the other hand, they’ve basically killed off the 2nd hand market for their game, which for them is a good thing in some aspects

    Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 16:45.
    • bigdon23
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      “which for them is a good thing in some aspects”

      Not if people stop buying games and consoles all together!

      With the rip off tactics (imo) that are being employed by many gaming companys, the ps3 will be my last console (il revise that stance when the time comes/when they back peddle). I think online passes, one time codes and game keys are immoral when you are spending you hard earned cash (esspecially in this economy)on the hardware and the software (even pre owned).

      I dont condone, but i can see why pirates do what they do.

      Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 23:14.
  10. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    locking off the game like this isn’t a huge deal for an mmo, but i don’t like the implications of the way this locking off seems to be working.

    so if the included code hasn’t been used, anybody can buy a sub and use that disc, right?
    yet if the code is used, that disc is then locked to that account, how does the ps3 or psn or whatever know that particular disc has had it’s code used?

    unless that recent rumour about sony including codes on the discs that can lock games to a single user is in fact true.

    and i think you know my views on that prospect.

    if this is a direction sony intend to go in, i can promise you, this will be the last sony console i ever buy.

    Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 17:07.
    • DrNate86
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      I must say I hate to be dramatic, but if Sony do manage to stop second hand sales on their consoles, it will seriously put me off!

      Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 18:11.