Entries in 'pre-owned' (227)

Microsoft: Xbox One backlash was "kind of as we expected"

Microsoft: Xbox One backlash was "kind of as we expected"

The Xbox One is a market-changing system. And consumers don’t like change.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2013 at 9:31AM in News
SCEE's Jim Ryan: We need our retail partners to survive

SCEE's Jim Ryan: We need our retail partners to survive

The boss of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has hinted that Sony chose to support the pre-owned market in an effort to protect retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2013 at 12:13PM in News
Moore: EA did not lobby for Xbox One pre-owned DRM

Moore: EA did not lobby for Xbox One pre-owned DRM

Outspoken exec Peter Moore has insisted that it did not lobby Microsoft to introduce pre-owned restrictions with Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2013 at 9:38AM in News
Xbox One third party publishers still in the dark over pre-owned DRM

Xbox One third party publishers still in the dark over pre-owned DRM

One of Microsoft's most high-profile Xbox One publishing partners has still not been briefed on Microsoft's pre-owned DRM.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2013 at 9:47PM in News

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Online Passes still possible on PS4

Online Passes still possible on PS4

The PS4 will share the PS3's ability for publishers to lock certain content behind a paywall.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2013 at 9:33PM in News
SONY: Watch the E3 crowd go wild as Sony confirms PS4 pre-owned and online plans

SONY: Watch the E3 crowd go wild as Sony confirms PS4 pre-owned and online plans

This is sure to go down as a notable moment in E3 history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2013 at 9:53AM in News
Publishers may block pre-owned for a period after release - analyst

Publishers may block pre-owned for a period after release - analyst

Most consumers know that when buying a new game they’ll get a good chunk of the cost back if they trade it in within two weeks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2013 at 3:02PM in News

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Indie retailers desperate for Xbox One pre-owned answers

Indie retailers desperate for Xbox One pre-owned answers

Microsoft’s statement about pre-owned licences on Xbox One last night has sent a shiver up the back of indie retailers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2013 at 1:15PM in News
"It as unlikely that GameStop will agree" to Xbox One pre-owned fees

"It as unlikely that GameStop will agree" to Xbox One pre-owned fees

The industry could be on the verge of an unprecedented standoff between retailers and platform holders.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2013 at 9:23AM in News
OPINION: Xbox One pre-owned backtrack puts the blame where it belongs - on publishers

OPINION: Xbox One pre-owned backtrack puts the blame where it belongs - on publishers

Make no mistake about it – what you saw last night was a retreat from Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2013 at 8:55AM in News
Unanswered questions remain despite Xbox One pre-owned statement

Unanswered questions remain despite Xbox One pre-owned statement

Xbox One owners look unlikely to face any fees for buying or selling used games on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2013 at 11:28PM in News

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PS4 and Xbox One pre-owned Twitter campaigns prepare second assault

PS4 and Xbox One pre-owned Twitter campaigns prepare second assault

You can be certain of one thing – Xbox and Sony execs won’t be able to hide from the pre-owned question at E3 next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2013 at 12:51PM in News
Take-Two's Zelnick wants a slice of Xbox One's pre-owned pie

Take-Two's Zelnick wants a slice of Xbox One's pre-owned pie

There are two important conclusions to draw from the following news story.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2013 at 8:45AM in News
One gamer's impassioned plea to protect pre-owned

One gamer's impassioned plea to protect pre-owned

Consumer rights should be kept at the forefront of any proposed change to the pre-owned games model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2013 at 12:41PM in News
Sony embraces #PS4NoDRM campaign

Sony embraces #PS4NoDRM campaign

A trio of Sony execs have reacted positively to the #PS4NoDRM campaign.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2013 at 11:34AM in News

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Now attention turns to Sony - will the PS4 limit pre-owned games as well?

Now attention turns to Sony - will the PS4 limit pre-owned games as well?

Microsoft’s ambiguity over the subject of pre-owned resulted in the week from hell for its PR team last week. Let’s hope Sony’s PR team is sitting comfortably.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 28th 2013 at 9:23AM in News
UPDATED: Publishers to receive cut of Xbox One pre-owned sales at retail

UPDATED: Publishers to receive cut of Xbox One pre-owned sales at retail

Retailers will be free to charge whatever they wish for pre-owned Xbox One games, but both Microsoft and publishers will take a percentage cut of every sale.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2013 at 9:32PM in News
GameStop tight-lipped about Xbox One pre-owned plans

GameStop tight-lipped about Xbox One pre-owned plans

So tight is the secrecy surrounding Microsoft’s pre-owned ambitions for Xbox One that even GameStop has seemingly been sworn to silence.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2013 at 1:41PM in News
ANALYSIS: Xbox One - How Microsoft might positively reposition pre-owned games

ANALYSIS: Xbox One - How Microsoft might positively reposition pre-owned games

Yes, that's right. A headline with 'Xbox One' 'positive' and 'pre-owned' all at once. Am I crazy?

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 23rd 2013 at 7:04PM in News
"Policy decisions are still being finalised" says Microsoft

"Policy decisions are still being finalised" says Microsoft

Microsoft’s Major Nelson has attempted to deflect criticism of its still mysterious pre-owned policy by claiming that key decisions have not yet been made.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2013 at 8:39AM in News
GameStop buoyant about Xbox One and PS4 pre-owned

GameStop buoyant about Xbox One and PS4 pre-owned

The president of global games retailer GameStop has played down fears that Xbox One will curtail the pre-owned market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2013 at 2:19PM in News
The fact about pre-owned on Xbox One

The fact about pre-owned on Xbox One

And no, that’s not us mixing up our plurals and our singulars.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2013 at 8:33AM in News
UPDATE: Confusion over Xbox One's pre-owned compatibility and internet requirements

UPDATE: Confusion over Xbox One's pre-owned compatibility and internet requirements

The new Xbox One WILL NOT require a constant internet connection. Sort of. But it WILL limit pre-owned. We think.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 21st 2013 at 10:30PM in News