Amid reports that the Xbox 720 will be unable to play used games, U.S. games retailer, GameStop, believes that such a move from Microsoft will "significantly diminish" the Xbox 360 successor's demand.
Speaking to Bloomberg, GameStop representative Matt Hodges referred to a company survey that found consumers would be less likely to purchase a console that limits the ability to trade pre-owned games.
"We know the desire to purchase a next-generation console would be significantly diminished if new consoles were to prohibit playing pre-owned games, limit portability or not play new physical games."
The Xbox 720 will apparently feature an "Oban" system-on-chip that has a PowerPC-based 32 nm processor core and an ATI "Southern Islands" GPU core. Meanwhile, other reports suggest that the next-gen console will require an always-on Internet connection in order to function.