Entries in 'pre-owned' (185)
After a year spent adding new ways to monetise game trade-ins, publishers have learned to accept second-hand sales.
HMV wants to be the next retailer to offer pre-owned games online following Amazon UK’s entry into the market.
Retailer GAME has stated that second-hand will account for 25 per cent of its sales this financial year.
The huge growth in the second-hand market has seen a surge in sales for disc repair specialists.
LoveFilm has applauded publishers’ efforts to encourage new sales with the rise of second user charges.
Both GAME and Gamestation are offering customers and extra 20 per cent on their normal trade-in price for anyone who hands over their old hardware between today (November 26th) and ...
A study by US analyst Cowen & Company has said that fear of buying a scratched disk, missing out on the in-game manual or simply the urge to own new ...
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.