Entries in 'pre-owned' (227)

Pre-owned claims 50% of GameStop profit

Pre-owned claims 50% of GameStop profit

GameStop has revealed that sales of pre-owned game products accounted for 47.4 per cent of the company’s profit for the three months ending October 2010.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2010 at 2:23PM in News
Gran Turismo 5 for £4.99

Gran Turismo 5 for £4.99

Entertainment retailer HMV is to sell Sony’s Gran Turismo 5 for just £4.99 next week to any customer happy to trade-in a copy of Codemasters’ F1 2010 for PS3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2010 at 11:39AM in News
Pre-owned stand off is ‘ridiculous’

Pre-owned stand off is ‘ridiculous’

Publishers and retailers must get together and figure out a way of working together to tackle the dual problem of pre-owned and digital retail, Codemasters CEO Rod Cousens has stated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 16th 2010 at 1:23PM in News
When retail’s pre-owned argument breaks down

When retail’s pre-owned argument breaks down

Retail’s defence of pre-owned is a simple one.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 16th 2010 at 7:56AM in News

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Asda: Publishers understand need for pre-owned

Asda: Publishers understand need for pre-owned

Andrew Thompson, the head of games at supermarket Asda, has told MCV that increasing competition in the games sector forced it to adopt a pre-owned games strategy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2010 at 2:55PM in News
Kotick criticises EA’s Project $10

Kotick criticises EA’s Project $10

The cash-strapped core gamer has found an unexpected ally in the rally against Project $10 – Activision’s Bobby Kotick.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2010 at 8:43AM in News
Zelnick: Don’t punish pre-owned buyers

Zelnick: Don’t punish pre-owned buyers

The recent trend for including DLC codes in new copies of games and charging those who buy the game pre-owned is poorly targeted, according to Take-Two chairman (and in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2010 at 12:45PM in News
Tesco trade-in plans go national

Tesco trade-in plans go national

Supermarket behemoth Tesco has now rolled out its pre-owned games service to all of its Extra stores.
That’s nearly 200 shops across the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2010 at 8:25AM in News

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Ceasefire on Q4 price wars...

Ceasefire on Q4 price wars...

Anger over trade-ins is on the rise again, as retailers turn to pre-owned to drive sales this Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2010 at 8:15AM in News
Harmonix on DLC codes and pre-owned

Harmonix on DLC codes and pre-owned

Music game studio Harmonix has joined the second-hand nay-sayers, dubbing the sector ‘a serious problem for all publishers’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2010 at 2:06PM in News
Asda defends trade-in offer

Asda defends trade-in offer

Retail behemoth Asda says it had to start selling used games in order to ‘protect its long-term games business.’

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2010 at 2:05PM in News
Black Ops for £4.97 at Asda

Black Ops for £4.97 at Asda


With just over 24 hours to go until retailers in the UK open their doors at midnight to welcome the arrival of Call of Duty: Black Ops, Asda has come ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2010 at 6:57PM in News

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Tesco: Games can save environment

Tesco: Games can save environment

The environment has become a key concern for Tesco, and trade-ins help the retailer cut its carbon footprint.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 26th 2010 at 9:30AM in News
Fable III gets new purchase incentives

Fable III gets new purchase incentives

Fable III has become the latest title to encourage gamers to buy new rather the pre-owned by offering exclusive DLC.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 22nd 2010 at 1:36PM in News
Asda slogan row for Green Man Gaming

Asda slogan row for Green Man Gaming

Digital and retail have finally come to loggerheads… over a slogan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2010 at 11:13AM in News
New games claim just 59% of market

New games claim just 59% of market

A preview of NPD’s upcoming Games Industry: Total Consumer Spend Report has revealed that boxed, new game releases now account for just 59 per cent of the total video games ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 18th 2010 at 3:06PM in News

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GAME: ‘Pre-owned charges haven’t hurt us’

GAME: ‘Pre-owned charges haven’t hurt us’

The wide-spread efforts by publishers to earn extra money from pre-owned games hasn’t dented GAME’s second-hand game business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 7th 2010 at 9:28AM in News
Asda rolling out pre-owned nationwide

Asda rolling out pre-owned nationwide

A total of 234 Asda supermarkets in the UK will accept video games trade-ins from next week, MCV can reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 7th 2010 at 9:17AM in News
Pre-owned goes mainstream

Pre-owned goes mainstream

Publishers hate it, but punters love it – and now it’s official: pre-owned is everywhere.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 7th 2010 at 9:11AM in News
HMV: Pre-owned supports new releases

HMV: Pre-owned supports new releases

One of the UK’s leading retail execs has claimed that the vast pre-owned video games market is vital to the sale of new release titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 5th 2010 at 1:48PM in News
Pre-owned margins fall at GAME

Pre-owned margins fall at GAME

GAME Group has stated that it suffered a dip in its pre-owned margins in the 26 weeks ending July 30th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 28th 2010 at 9:53AM in News
Take-Two wants pre-owned ‘participation’

Take-Two wants pre-owned ‘participation’

Having kicked off its ‘participation’ in the pre-owned market via the inclusion of exclusive DLC for new buyers of Mafia II, publisher Take-Two has said that it will continue ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2010 at 9:48AM in News
THQ defends anti-pre-owned tactics

THQ defends anti-pre-owned tactics

THQ chief Brian Farrell says the publisher must monetise used games and has called on retail to help.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2010 at 10:23AM in News
End of pre-owned would have ‘severe consequences’ for gaming

End of pre-owned would have ‘severe consequences’ for gaming

The eradication of the pre-owned games market would bring about grave consequences for the sector, one analyst has warned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2010 at 4:10PM in News
Consumers ‘positive’ about Online Pass

Consumers ‘positive’ about Online Pass

EA has claimed that it hasn’t experienced any sort of backlash from consumers as a result of introducing its Online Pass in titles such as Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2010 at 10:56AM in News