GameStop considering secondhand digital sales

Erik Johnson
GameStop considering secondhand digital sales

Retail giant Gamestop is taking a good, long look into reselling digital content, according to CEO Paul Raines.

Speaking in Grapevine, Texas this week, Raines shared his thoughts on his company exploring their options with secondhand digital game sales as the industry continues to trend away from boxed retail.

“It’s very interesting,” Raines told Gamespot. "There are some technologies out there in Europe, and we’ve looked at a couple that are involved.”

Raines made it clear that while the retailer is looking into the business, it’s not something they’re in a huge hurry to dive into.

“We’re interested; it’s not a meaningful business yet. Right now we’re not seeing that as a huge market, but I think we’re on the leading edge. There are a few companies, a few startups, out there that we’ve talked to that are doing this.”

Sales from used boxed games bring in over 25 per cent of Gamestop's total revenue.

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Tags: gamestop , used games , Digital games , MCV USA

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