Entries in 'pre-owned' (227)
The Xbox One is a market-changing system. And consumers don’t like change.
The boss of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has hinted that Sony chose to support the pre-owned market in an effort to protect retail.
Outspoken exec Peter Moore has insisted that it did not lobby Microsoft to introduce pre-owned restrictions with Xbox One.
One of Microsoft's most high-profile Xbox One publishing partners has still not been briefed on Microsoft's pre-owned DRM.
The PS4 will share the PS3's ability for publishers to lock certain content behind a paywall.
This is sure to go down as a notable moment in E3 history.
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.
We've asked. They've not answered.
Microsoft’s statement about pre-owned licences on Xbox One last night has sent a shiver up the back of indie retailers.
The industry could be on the verge of an unprecedented standoff between retailers and platform holders.
Make no mistake about it – what you saw last night was a retreat from Microsoft.
Xbox One owners look unlikely to face any fees for buying or selling used games on Xbox One.
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.
There are two important conclusions to draw from the following news story.
Consumer rights should be kept at the forefront of any proposed change to the pre-owned games model.
A trio of Sony execs have reacted positively to the #PS4NoDRM campaign.
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.
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.
So tight is the secrecy surrounding Microsoft’s pre-owned ambitions for Xbox One that even GameStop has seemingly been sworn to silence.
Yes, that's right. A headline with 'Xbox One' 'positive' and 'pre-owned' all at once. Am I crazy?
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.
The president of global games retailer GameStop has played down fears that Xbox One will curtail the pre-owned market.
And no, that’s not us mixing up our plurals and our singulars.
The new Xbox One WILL NOT require a constant internet connection. Sort of. But it WILL limit pre-owned. We think.