Sequels and re-releases shape Christmas game trade-in charts

Ben Parfitt
Sequels and re-releases shape Christmas game trade-in charts

Call of Duty: Ghosts and Grand Theft Auto V were the most unwanted games” of Christmas this year according to one pre-owned specialist.

Videogamer reports that sequels and re-releases topped Music Magpie's Christmas and Boxing Day trade-ins as gamers looked to offload titles for which they had received a newer version for Christmas.

Call of Duty: Ghosts topped the list following the release of its sequel with 43,264 copies sold to the site across the two days. Next up was Grand Theft Auto V, a next-gen version of which was released in November, with 42,907 copies.

Also in the list were FIFA 14 (34,067), Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (22,498) and Grand Theft Auto IV (22,302).

Xbox 360 was the most traded-in console with 31,443 followed by iPhone 4S (16,708), iPhone 4 (15,074), the Samsung Galaxy S3 (13,597) and Nintendo's Wii (13,479).

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