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LOS ANGELES — Following the announcement that PlayStation 4 will not restrict used games in any way, Sony released a video that explains its complicated policies.

The 22-second video is clearly another jab at Microsoft’s confusing used-game policy. The rules are still unclear, even after Microsoft released hundreds of words attempting to explain how Xbox One users can share games for that hardware.


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As for PlayStation 4, sharing games is easy as Sony demonstrates in the following video:


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