Entries in 'pre-owned' (227)

Bethesda's Hines admits to "concern" about pre-owned

Bethesda's Hines admits to "concern" about pre-owned

Will the next-generation of consoles kill pre-owned? Only time will tell.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2013 at 9:21AM in News
Retail: Don't block pre-owned

Retail: Don't block pre-owned

UK retailers are rallying against reported plans to prevent pre-owned sales on the next Xbox.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 28th 2013 at 11:25AM in News
OPINION: SimCity gifts Durango a potential PR nightmare

OPINION: SimCity gifts Durango a potential PR nightmare

Whether you like the sound of it or not, at the very least you must understand the motivation behind Microsoft’s online vision for Durango.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2013 at 9:48AM in News
Sony on PS4 pre-owned: "We're mindful of what game devs want"

Sony on PS4 pre-owned: "We're mindful of what game devs want"

Platform holder Sony is doing all it can to calm consumers’ concerns about pre-owned games on PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2013 at 11:10AM in News

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Pre-owned games block on PS4 is "a publisher decision"

Pre-owned games block on PS4 is "a publisher decision"

Will the PS4 limit the functionality of pre-owned games?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2013 at 2:20PM in News
Will pre-owned games REALLY work on PS4?; PS3's PSN titles will not transfer to new console

Will pre-owned games REALLY work on PS4?; PS3's PSN titles will not transfer to new console

Sony has said that PS4 won’t block pre-owned games. But for some a lingering doubt remains.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2013 at 10:26AM in News
No pre-owned block for PS4

No pre-owned block for PS4

Sony has confirmed that PlayStation 4 will not prevent consumers from playing second-hand games, silencing the rumours once and for all.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 21st 2013 at 9:42AM in News
GameStop lobbying platform holders over pre-owned block rumours

GameStop lobbying platform holders over pre-owned block rumours

Global games retailer GameStop has been lobbying platform holder Microsoft to try and persuade it to abandon its rumoured plans to block pre-owned software on the Next Xbox.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 14th 2013 at 2:26PM in News

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EA on the fence about pre-owned; Next-gen not backwards compatible; Market will never be 100% digital

EA on the fence about pre-owned; Next-gen not backwards compatible; Market will never be 100% digital

Publisher EA has admitted that it would in some ways like to see an end to pre-owned games, but has also admitted that the market could suffer were they to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2013 at 9:33AM in News
Next Xbox will struggle if it blocks pre-owned, argues GameStop

Next Xbox will struggle if it blocks pre-owned, argues GameStop

Retailer GameStop has warned Microsoft that any move to block the use of pre-owned software on the console would hurt the machine’s chances.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2013 at 1:20PM in News
Next Xbox to kill pre-owned, requires always on net connection - report

Next Xbox to kill pre-owned, requires always on net connection - report

Could we about to see the death of the pre-owned software market?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2013 at 12:02PM in News
Europe to get pre-owned digital music market; Games on the agenda

Europe to get pre-owned digital music market; Games on the agenda

US second-hand digital music marketplace ReDigi is preparing to launch in Europe and expand into areas including ebooks and video games.

on Jan 18th 2013 at 11:52AM in News

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Digital up, pre-owned down as GameStop reports 4.6% sales drop

Digital up, pre-owned down as GameStop reports 4.6% sales drop

Global games retailer GameStop has fared better than the overall games market by posting a sales drop of just 4.6 per cent for the nine weeks ending December 29th ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2013 at 1:45PM in News
Pre-owned Wii U consoles can access former owner's downloads - report

Pre-owned Wii U consoles can access former owner's downloads - report

Claims are circulating that pre-owned Wii U consoles are able to access digital content purchased by the machine’s previous owner.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2013 at 11:04AM in News
PS4 pre-owned block backlash - GameStop stock falls but analysts cast doubt

PS4 pre-owned block backlash - GameStop stock falls but analysts cast doubt

Shares in global video games retailer GameStop fell seven per cent on news that Sony may be moving to block pre-owned games on the PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2013 at 9:16AM in News
New Sony pre-owned block tech patent unearthed; Bound for PS4?

New Sony pre-owned block tech patent unearthed; Bound for PS4?

Could physical retail about to be dealt a fatal blow?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 3rd 2013 at 11:30AM in News

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Blockbuster reveals 99p Assassin's Creed III deal

Blockbuster reveals 99p Assassin's Creed III deal

Assassin’s Creed III hits the UK tonight and Blockbuster will be selling it for 99p as part of a new trade-in deal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2012 at 10:38AM in News
HMV: We will do pre-owned responsibly

HMV: We will do pre-owned responsibly

Publishers rejoice! HMV says it will give new games a chance to sell before introducing pre-owned copies.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 16th 2012 at 10:27AM in News
Pre-owned injects $1.8bn into US games market every year

Pre-owned injects $1.8bn into US games market every year

Consumers' ability to trade-in games at GameStop contributes $1.8bn to the US games industry every year, the retailer has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2012 at 3:19PM in News
Confusion over European second-hand download ruling

Confusion over European second-hand download ruling

Digital download retailers have called in the lawyers following a shock EU decision that could legitimise second-hand sales in the download space.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 16th 2012 at 12:54PM in News
Valve has "no plans to change" despite Euro ruling

Valve has "no plans to change" despite Euro ruling

Steam will not introduce any functionality to allow gamers to sell on products they buy digitally, it has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2012 at 3:33PM in News
European Court validates pre-owned, gives nod to digital resale

European Court validates pre-owned, gives nod to digital resale

Publisher’s hopes of illegalising the sale of pre-owned software have been dashed after the European Court of Justice ruled that the practice is legitimate.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2012 at 2:55PM in News
NPD: Europe's Q1 used, digital and social market worth £798m

NPD: Europe's Q1 used, digital and social market worth £798m

The combined sales of the used, rental, digital and social games markets was worth £798m across the UK, France and Germany, says a new NPD report.

Lauren Wainwright
by Lauren Wainwright
on Jul 2nd 2012 at 5:44PM in News
Wii U won't block pre-owned games

Wii U won't block pre-owned games

Nintendo has seemingly confirmed that the Wii U will not block pre-owned software.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 19th 2012 at 3:53PM in News
GameStop: Next-gen consoles WON'T block pre-owned

GameStop: Next-gen consoles WON'T block pre-owned

Industry insight or wishful thinking? Global games retail giant GameStop believes that the PS4 and Xbox 720 won’t incorporate pre-owned blocking technology.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2012 at 3:58PM in News