Entries in 'pre-owned' (221)
UK video games retailer GAME has begun offering pre-orders for pre-owned versions of the latest titles, MCV understands.
The market for new triple-A titles would be diminished were it not for the pre-owned sector, GAME Group CEO Ian Shepherd has claimed.
It has been confirmed that consumers who buy DC Universe Online will be unable to trade in their copies of the game.
It's an argument often trotted out whenever anyone attacks the pre-owned market – "You don't see Toyota demanding a cut from the sale of a second hand Corolla."
Sony’s new physical format has the potential to change the face of the pre-owned market.
More than half of GAME’s customers use trade-ins to fund purchases of new titles, the firm has told MCV.
Publisher THQ has predicted that upcoming triple-A shooter Homefront will make more money than either of the company's big fighting franchises, WWE or UFC.
Selling previously played titles online may open businesses up to a nationwide – or even worldwide – customer base, and provide an extra opportunity for making margins.
"Brand new video games can lose as much value in percentage terms in just three days as a car would over three years" - that's the eye-catching introduction to a ...
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.