Entries in 'pre-owned' (227)

Obsidian says Online Pass 'is a gimmick'

Obsidian says Online Pass 'is a gimmick'

Feargus Urquhart, the CEO of developer Obsidian, has criticised the use of the Online Pass in the industry’s battle against pre-owned video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2011 at 3:22PM in News
FEATURE: Have the supermarkets failed in pre-owned?

FEATURE: Have the supermarkets failed in pre-owned?

Last year, Argos, Asda and Tesco made headlines by accepting trade-ins.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 28th 2011 at 8:13AM in News
Apple accused of selling second hand iPhones

Apple accused of selling second hand iPhones

A consumer rights activist has a filed a lawsuit against Apple at a Chinese court accusing the firm of selling refurbished iPhones, according to Shanghai Daily.

Zen Terrelonge
by Zen Terrelonge
on Oct 26th 2011 at 3:56PM in News
OPINION: Shadow of the Bat

OPINION: Shadow of the Bat

The release of Batman: Arkham City last Friday marks, by all accounts, the arrival of the best game produced for 2011. For retailers, it will be a cash cow. For consumers, ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Oct 24th 2011 at 11:52AM in News

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The Hut launches games trade-in service

The Hut launches games trade-in service

Online retail firm The Hut Group has set up a new website that allows customers to buy and sell pre-owned video games.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Oct 6th 2011 at 5:23PM in News
Heavy Rain dev lost €10m to pre-owned sales

Heavy Rain dev lost €10m to pre-owned sales

French developer Quantic Dream has estimated that it lost anywhere between €5m and €10m to pre-owned sales of its PS3 hit Heavy Rain.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2011 at 10:44AM in News
Online Pass generates $10m-$15m for EA

Online Pass generates $10m-$15m for EA

Electronic Arts may have invited negativity over the past year with its divisive Online Pass system, but it has turned out to be a nice little earner for the firm.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 8th 2011 at 10:20AM in News
Old 360s no longer sold by GAME

Old 360s no longer sold by GAME

Both GAME and Gamestation have stopped selling pre-owned versions of older Xbox 360 consoles, it has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 5th 2011 at 12:20PM in News

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GameStop 'understands' publishers' pre-owned misgivings

GameStop 'understands' publishers' pre-owned misgivings

The pre-owned games sector is very beneficial to the health of the overall games sector, retailer GameStop has argued.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 22nd 2011 at 4:11PM in News
This is how Rage does the Online Pass

This is how Rage does the Online Pass

id Software is integrating a slightly different approach to the Online Pass system in its upcoming shooter Rage.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2011 at 4:53PM in News
MCV INTERVIEW: Rod Cousens on... Wii U, Vita, EA and pre-owned

MCV INTERVIEW: Rod Cousens on... Wii U, Vita, EA and pre-owned

The veteran Codemasters CEO has no qualms about speaking his mind, particularly when it comes to the UK games industry.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 4th 2011 at 1:05PM in News
Play&Trade deal returns at GAME

Play&Trade deal returns at GAME

Retailer GAME is returning to its Play&Trade offer that allows gamers to buy one of a selection of titles and trade it back at a guaranteed rate.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2011 at 3:46PM in News

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GameStop sales to hit $1.5bn in 2014

GameStop sales to hit $1.5bn in 2014

US games retail giant GameStop is expected to reach revenues of $1.5bn in 2014 due to an increased digital push.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 15th 2011 at 4:35PM in News
Ubi setting up paid-for online pass?

Ubi setting up paid-for online pass?

Ubisoft is the latest publisher rumoured to be introducing an online pass that charges pre-owned buyers extra for in-game content. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 15th 2011 at 11:00AM in News
Pre-owned and digital games catching new boxed releases

Pre-owned and digital games catching new boxed releases

NPD’s Games Industry: Total Consumer Spend report has revealed that the US games market is quickly approaching the point where new, boxed video games sales are no longer the primary ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2011 at 2:47PM in News
OPINION: Honesty Pass

OPINION: Honesty Pass

This latest few hundred words of early-morning, blurry-eyed ranting may come on the back of Sony's confirmation of the PSN Pass. But it's not aimed at Sony. Well, it is, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2011 at 12:33PM in News

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PSN Pass is official

PSN Pass is official

Sony has officially confirmed its intentions to debut the PSN Pass with September's shooter release Resistance  3 on PSN.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2011 at 12:30PM in News
Capcom acknowledges Mercenaries controversy

Capcom acknowledges Mercenaries controversy

Publisher Capcom has said that the controversial save system used in 3DS title Resident Evil: The Mercenaries is unlikely to be incorporated into other titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2011 at 3:46PM in News
Capcom explains lack of Mercs reset

Capcom explains lack of Mercs reset

Capcom has defended the lack of a reset option in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 1st 2011 at 11:35AM in News
HMV won't accept Mercenaries trade-ins

HMV won't accept Mercenaries trade-ins

UK entertainment retailer HMV will not be accepting trade-in copies of 3DS title Resident Evil: Mercenaries, which is released in the UK this Friday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 29th 2011 at 12:25PM in News
Resi Evil clear for pre-owned market

Resi Evil clear for pre-owned market

Capcom has told MCV that the second hand trade-in value of 3DS title Resident Evil: The Mercenaries will not be dented by the game's strict data management options.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2011 at 12:04PM in News
Get Ocarina of Time 3D for 99p

Get Ocarina of Time 3D for 99p

GAME is offering 3DS owners the chance to pick up The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D for just 99p.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 17th 2011 at 3:26PM in News
GAME: Pre-owned attitudes are changing

GAME: Pre-owned attitudes are changing

Ian Shepherd, the CEO of leading UK games retailer GAME, has said that the attitude of publishers toward pre-owned has changed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2011 at 3:17PM in News
Strong response for Amazon trade-ins

Strong response for Amazon trade-ins

Consumers have reacted positively to Amazon UK’s trade-in offer, the company has told MCV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2011 at 12:51PM in News
Dirt 3 receives Online Pass

Dirt 3 receives Online Pass

Codemasters' upcoming Dirt 3 comes bundled with a code that lets users play online and unlock five new vehicles.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 20th 2011 at 4:22PM in News