I'm not sure why they have this mindset. Wouldn't they rather someone buy the console even if to only play used games?
Because Sony and Microsoft sell the consoles at a loss for most of the product's life cycle.
also.. if you actually think any of the console companies are doing this because THEY want to, you are blind and ignorant..
the console creators could give 2 rats asses about DRM.. it's the game developers that are pushing the hand of the console manufacturers. I expect all of these things to be "fixable" via "software update" and after Sony (and possibly Microsoft) realize that sales are 1/100 of previous sales... they will send a software update the "fix" the system.
and the people pulling the strings (the game developers) are going to be in for an extremely rude awakening when NOBODY buys their games because of this shit, and will ask Sony (and possible Microsoft) to take it off.