Entries in 'pre-owned' (221)
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.
Will the next-generation of consoles kill pre-owned? Only time will tell.
UK retailers are rallying against reported plans to prevent pre-owned sales on the next Xbox.
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.
Platform holder Sony is doing all it can to calm consumers’ concerns about pre-owned games on PS4.
Will the PS4 limit the functionality of pre-owned games?
Sony has said that PS4 won’t block pre-owned games. But for some a lingering doubt remains.