Sony has done this for a few years here,sort of on that level in a way.
My memory is funny on this, but for some reason, I seem to remember back before the PS3 or 360 came out, someone patented a technology that would allow a small part of the game disc to be writable. Once you put the game into your system, that part of the disc would be written to, and the disc would become locked to the console.
If I am remembering correctly, obviously, it hasn't been used yet.
Since 2008/9 PSP and now Vita (PS3 too, i believe) used games are locked out of being able to be used on PSN in infrastructure multi-player gaming unless you spend and extra $10/$15 dollars after you bought the thing at GameStop or etc or off your friend giving you/selling you their copy.Sony tries to get players going and coming,it seems.LOL.Isn't the point of buying or getting something used a way to try and save money?I always thought it was!This is why I avoid buying used PSP and Vita stuff if it offers more than single player/Ad Hoc gaming on it.I'm not paying Sony/PSN another possible $15 bucks after I get home and log on to enjoy my used purchase on PSN with other gamers.!!THAT IS TOTAL CRAP on Sony's part,I think.Total BS.I'll buy it new or in the clearance bin or NOS style at a flea market before I do that crap.LOL