Right, but when the RFID tag contains a 256, or even 512 bit code using a key generation method only known to Sony it will be almost impossible to generate an unused code to write to the custom RFID chip (which I imagine will be using some kind of online database to manage times installed etc)
HOWEVER, I would imagine it being fairly easy to take a trip to a game store, read the RFID in the unsold box and write it directly to your blank RFID media. Shame that using this method is less like piracy and more like stealing.
R.I.P. Playstation brand - you will be sadly missed (maybe that should be "will not")
No more sony products for me, will be moving to another Tv/audio hardware manufacturer and will not be getting a PS4 but will instead spend the $600+ on multiple purchases of the open systems like the Ouya and that console on a stick - or maybe just give up on consoles all together (might be time to upgrade my PC instead!)
I love the people acting like this is a foregone conclusion. They just filed a patent, doesn't mean they actually plan to implement this. I bet Sony has literally hundreds of thousands of patents for ideas that aren't used.
I get that this is all speculation. I'm just going with the 'what if?' to show it'd probably not be that difficult to defeat.
A lot of people seem to make your post. I'm sick of this news too, but replied to this thread and another. aside from those I'm ignoring it because there were like 20 dupe threads. I get it's unlikely they'll implement it.. but its something ps-related to talk about.