Entries in 'pre-owned' (46)

GameStop hasn't given up on pre-owned digital games

GameStop hasn't given up on pre-owned digital games

The idea of pre-owned digital games has been flying around for a while, and retailer GameStop still hopes to one day get the idea off the ground.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2015 at 3:47PM in News
GAME signs three-year disc repair deal with TDR

GAME signs three-year disc repair deal with TDR

Despite the rise of digital and various efforts by publishers to battle the popularity of pre-owned games, it looks like the sector isn't going anywhere.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 22nd 2015 at 3:58PM in News
Console version of Elder Scrolls Online won't be locked out of pre-owned market

Console version of Elder Scrolls Online won't be locked out of pre-owned market

UPDATE: Bethesda has confirmed that no CD key will be required for the console version of the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2015 at 10:22AM in News
Sequels and re-releases shape Christmas game trade-in charts

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.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2015 at 4:13PM in News

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Walmart introduces pre-owned games to 1,700 US stores

Walmart introduces pre-owned games to 1,700 US stores

Pre-owned games are now available on the shelves of 1,700 of Walmart’s 4,800 US outlets.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 28th 2014 at 4:22PM in News
GameStop to increase pre-owned trade-in credit, report claims

GameStop to increase pre-owned trade-in credit, report claims

Gamers will shortly receive more money for the games they trade in at GameStop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2014 at 11:00AM in News
Kantar: Pre-owned games offer an average £4.40 saving over new

Kantar: Pre-owned games offer an average £4.40 saving over new

Kantar Worldpanel consumer insight analyst Jules Williams examines the opportunities and challenges involved in this lucrative market...

on Jun 25th 2014 at 10:09AM in News
UK pre-owned games market made more than £79m in 2013

UK pre-owned games market made more than £79m in 2013

Pre-owned game sales grew faster than new titles over Christmas, says data specialist Kantar Worldpanel.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 15th 2014 at 10:22AM in News

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Pre-owned Xbox One available for £299

Pre-owned Xbox One available for £299

The Xbox One price war rages on as GAME has become the first retailer to break the sub-£300 barrier (pre-owned, at least).

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 5:44PM in News
Swap your Man Utd season ticket for a copy of FIFA, PES or Football Manager at GAME

Swap your Man Utd season ticket for a copy of FIFA, PES or Football Manager at GAME

Manchester United, Cardiff or West Brom fans are from this Saturday being invited to hand over their season tickets at GAME.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2014 at 12:20PM in News
Walmart introducing video game trade-ins in US

Walmart introducing video game trade-ins in US

3,100 Walmart stores will from next week begin offering customers the chance to trade-in their games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2014 at 11:36AM in News
HMV slashes pre-owned games by 75%

HMV slashes pre-owned games by 75%

Pre-owned games are currently available for 75 per cent off at HMV stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2014 at 10:32AM in News

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GameStop reveals Watch Dogs trade-in discount deal

GameStop reveals Watch Dogs trade-in discount deal

It’s a brave new next-gen world out there, and with it comes a new era in higher-price trade-in prices.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2014 at 3:56PM in News
GAMEtronics: Battle of the CEXes

GAMEtronics: Battle of the CEXes

The two biggest video game retail chains are going to war on the High Street.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 13th 2014 at 9:29AM in News
Valve triumphs in Steam pre-owned games lawsuit

Valve triumphs in Steam pre-owned games lawsuit

A German court has ruled in Valve’s favour in a case hoping to force it to permit the sale of pre-owned Steam codes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 7th 2014 at 10:40AM in News
What caused the publisher pre-owned U-turn?

What caused the publisher pre-owned U-turn?

Publishers do not like second hand game sales.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 2nd 2013 at 11:53AM in News

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EA: Used games are an important part of the industry

EA: Used games are an important part of the industry

The industry’s pre-owned U-turn continues to gather pace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2013 at 12:30PM in News
Pre-owned is not necessarily the evil force some believe, Sony admits

Pre-owned is not necessarily the evil force some believe, Sony admits

Sony has admitted that there is a strong argument for claiming that pre-owned games do not detract from the health of games development.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2013 at 12:56PM in News
Sony calms pre-owned PS4 game concerns

Sony calms pre-owned PS4 game concerns

Consumers will be able to sell and trade-in their PS4 games, Sony has once again asserted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2013 at 9:49AM in News
GameStop charging $90 for pre-owned Xenoblade Chronicles in the US

GameStop charging $90 for pre-owned Xenoblade Chronicles in the US

The US arm of retailer GameStop has ramped up the price of hard-to-find Wii title Xenoblade Chronicles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 14th 2013 at 11:05AM in News
Pre-owned price comparison site Trade In Detectives goes live

Pre-owned price comparison site Trade In Detectives goes live

A site that offers an online comparison of the video game trade-in prices offered by a number of UK retailers has gone live.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 7th 2013 at 11:11AM in News
Games retail is "taking the industry for a ride", Ready at Dawn claims

Games retail is "taking the industry for a ride", Ready at Dawn claims

Develop Ready at Dawn has accused games retail and the pre-owned sector of cheating not only developers but also consumers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 3:19PM in News
Get Grand Theft Auto V for free with Amazon trade-in offer

Get Grand Theft Auto V for free with Amazon trade-in offer

Amazon is using the prospect of a free copy of Grand Theft Auto V to market a new trade-in offer online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 10:49AM in News
Steam to be taken to court over pre-owned later this year

Steam to be taken to court over pre-owned later this year

The Federation of German Consumer Organisations hopes to have Steam in court by the end of the year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 9:38AM in News
Rebuilding HMV's games offer

Rebuilding HMV's games offer

Just six months ago, the games industry feared HMV would abandon video games.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 10th 2013 at 11:17AM in News