Entries in 'pre-owned' (227)
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.
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.
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.
Retail’s defence of pre-owned is a simple one.
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.
The cash-strapped core gamer has found an unexpected ally in the rally against Project $10 – Activision’s Bobby Kotick.
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.
Anger over trade-ins is on the rise again, as retailers turn to pre-owned to drive sales this Christmas.
Music game studio Harmonix has joined the second-hand nay-sayers, dubbing the sector ‘a serious problem for all publishers’.
Retail behemoth Asda says it had to start selling used games in order to ‘protect its long-term games business.’
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 ...
The environment has become a key concern for Tesco, and trade-ins help the retailer cut its carbon footprint.
Fable III has become the latest title to encourage gamers to buy new rather the pre-owned by offering exclusive DLC.
Digital and retail have finally come to loggerheads… over a slogan.
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 ...
The wide-spread efforts by publishers to earn extra money from pre-owned games hasn’t dented GAME’s second-hand game business.
A total of 234 Asda supermarkets in the UK will accept video games trade-ins from next week, MCV can reveal.
Publishers hate it, but punters love it – and now it’s official: pre-owned is everywhere.
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.
GAME Group has stated that it suffered a dip in its pre-owned margins in the 26 weeks ending July 30th.
THQ chief Brian Farrell says the publisher must monetise used games and has called on retail to help.
The eradication of the pre-owned games market would bring about grave consequences for the sector, one analyst has warned.
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 ...