What are right to repair mandates?

Right to repair mandates often require manufacturers of consumer electronics—including video game console makers—to turn over sensitive information, tools, parts and know-how to unauthorized repair facilities. These requirements could significantly compromise the security of video game consoles and the games played on them. Allowing unauthorized parties to bypass the console’s technological protections would enable copyright protected games to be illegally copied and played. 

Why are robust digital protection measures necessary for consoles and video games?

The integrity of the video game ecosystem relies on specialized software, including “technological protection measures” (TPMs), to prevent illegal and unauthorized modifications to the console, deter unauthorized access to consumer information and protect video game content. TPMs also allow a console to be securely updated with software that provides consumers with new game levels, extended storylines and other immersive opportunities. In short, console TPMs are an effective deterrent against the use of illegally copied games.

Major video game console makers provide consumers with easy, reliable and affordable repair services. 

The major video game console makers remain committed to providing consumers with easy, reliable and affordable repair services. 

All console makers offer free warranty repairs and affordable post-warranty repair options to ensure that their consoles remain in good working order.

They also provide comprehensive online and offline support networks that help consumers remotely troubleshoot issues that limit the need to send in devices for repairs.

Key Issues

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Artificial Intelligence

The video game industry has been using artificial intelligence for decades to help create games and improve the player experience. New AI tools have the potential to drive further innovation.

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Digital Wellness

Billions of people globally, of all ages and backgrounds, play video games in a healthy, balanced way.

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Competitive video gaming creates jobs, spurs economic growth and encourages tourism.

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First Amendment

Freedom of expression helps ensure the creativity and innovation of video games.

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In-Game Purchases

In-game purchases make additional content and ongoing online services possible, offering consumers the option to pay for what they want and skip what they don’t.

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Inclusion & Belonging

When players see characters and stories that reflect our diverse society, we can expand their understanding, challenge stereotypes, and foster empathy.

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Intellectual Property

Strong intellectual property laws promote creativity, promote innovation and protect the investments that make video games possible.

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Player Safety

The industry is an innovator in online safety, investing in the development and continual evolution of safety features, putting the player community first.

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The video game industry provides consumers with transparency, choice and control when it comes to managing personal information.

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Subscription Services

Subscription-based models save consumers money, provide predictability and allow customized experiences.

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Fair and open access to international markets fuels the industry’s potential for growth.

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Video game companies work diligently to attract and employ the best talent available to continue growing the industry and contributing to the U.S. economy.