Japanese giant Sony never stops. In addition to the much talked about Playstation5, coming out in November 2020, another novelty in store.
This is a patent filed to target digital trade-ins.
There are many users who go to the stores to sell their used physical games. With the creation of the new system, users will also be able to sell digital games and receive various discounts for the purchase of other products.
The digital game trade-in also includes a system for evaluating, selling and exchanging “used” digital copies, while still responding to precise indications.
The patent also includes the implementation of a system of “digital gifting”, players can sell or transfer their digitally purchased games to other users through the Playstation Store. As a purchased game is currently linked to your account.
This is actually a practice already in vogue on other stores such as Steam or the Apple App Store.
Probably the idea that illuminated Sony came from the data of recent years, according to which the number of physical copies has dropped significantly, while digital copies account for about half of the total number of copies sold.
Being a patent, we do not exclude the possibility of some changes, more news and details should arrive within a year.