Entries in 'pre-owned' (227)

E3 2010: Kotick eyes $3bn pre-owned market

E3 2010: Kotick eyes $3bn pre-owned market

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has told investors that the publisher wants a slice of the $3bn pre-owned games.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 15th 2010 at 1:52PM in News
Argos clarifies pre-owned ambitions

Argos clarifies pre-owned ambitions

Retailer Argos has confirmed to MCV that its pre-owned trial revealed in March has not been rolled out nationwide… yet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2010 at 12:33PM in News
Mario Galaxy 2 sparks price battle

Mario Galaxy 2 sparks price battle

It’s got a great chance of being one of the biggest releases on 2010, so perhaps it’s no surprise that two High Street retailers are focusing very heavily on Nintendo’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2010 at 1:53PM in News
Tesco and Asda step up pre-owned offer

Tesco and Asda step up pre-owned offer

Having dipped their toes into the pre-owned games market in February, MCV understands that both Asda and Tesco have stepped up their efforts in the sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2010 at 6:14PM in News

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Treyarch: Pre-owned is a problem

Treyarch: Pre-owned is a problem

With multiplayer a key selling point for Black Ops, Treyarch community manager Josh Olin has told MCV that Activision and Treyarch would not be employing a similar system to that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2010 at 9:00AM in News
SCEA ‘frustrated’ by pre-owned sales

SCEA ‘frustrated’ by pre-owned sales

Rob Dyer, Sony’s American senior VP of publisher relations, has confessed that years of missing out on any return from the sales of pre-owned games has been “very frustrating”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2010 at 9:30AM in News
Walmart reveals Gamecenter

Walmart reveals Gamecenter

In its latest move to up the market share it enjoys in the video game sector, retail giant Walmart has launched a brand new website focused specifically on its video ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 21st 2010 at 12:42PM in News
GameStop: Pre-owned will live on

GameStop: Pre-owned will live on

As the number of publishers choosing to lock out content from players buying pre-owned games continues to swell, retailer GameStop has insisted that second hand games still have a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 21st 2010 at 11:02AM in News

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Argos steps up pre-owned offensive

Argos steps up pre-owned offensive

The pre-owned ambitions of Argos have seemingly taken a big stride forward with a brand new cut-price offer on two upcoming new releases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 20th 2010 at 1:36PM in News
Now THQ takes to DLC codes

Now THQ takes to DLC codes

The floodgates have well and truly opened – THQ has become the latest publisher to offer free DLC as an incentive for buying its games brand new.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 20th 2010 at 11:02AM in News
Missing features for pre-owned Sims 3

Missing features for pre-owned Sims 3

The Sims 3 will be the latest title to penalise those who buy the pre-owned version of the game when it arrives on Xbox 360 and PS3 later this year ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2010 at 5:46PM in News
Pre-owned specialist gets cash injection

Pre-owned specialist gets cash injection

In news that hits home the importance of the second hand video games market, Maryland based pre-owned specialist Game Trading Technologies has secured a substantial $3.9m worth of investment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2010 at 11:36AM in News

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Now Argos enters pre-owned market

Now Argos enters pre-owned market

Argos has followed Tesco and Asda by buying and selling used games, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 3rd 2010 at 11:49AM in News
US: Toys R Us offers hardware trade-ins

US: Toys R Us offers hardware trade-ins

Toys R Us in North America had added video game consoles to its pre-owned offer.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 19th 2009 at 10:10AM in News
GAME pre-owned sales rocket to £177m

GAME pre-owned sales rocket to £177m

GAME Group has reported that its pre-owned sales have jumped to £177 million for the six months ending July 31st.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 23rd 2009 at 11:03AM in News
No trade-in kiosks for Best Buy UK

No trade-in kiosks for Best Buy UK

Carphone Warehouse has told MCV that there are no plans to bring the trade-in  ‘vending machines’ seen in Best Buy US stores to the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2009 at 10:55AM in News

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US: Pre-owned market worth $2bn

US: Pre-owned market worth $2bn

Games market analyst Michael Pachter has stated that the pre-owned games market in North Ameica is worth around $2bn annually, with 100m units sold in stores across the region each ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2009 at 11:18AM in News
GAME France hails pre-owned

GAME France hails pre-owned

The MD of GAME’s French business has hailed its pre-owned offering as one of the key ingredients that has seen the retailer’s store base grow by 500 per cent in ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 26th 2009 at 10:54AM in News
Like-for-like declines at GameStop

Like-for-like declines at GameStop

Though questions regarding gaming’s resilience to the recession are being asked with increasing frequency, GameStop has posted year-on-year gains for the quarter ending May 2nd – though the all important ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2009 at 1:41PM in News
US: Wal-Mart enters pre-owned market

US: Wal-Mart enters pre-owned market

North American retail giant Wal-Mart has quietly entered the pre-owned games market over the weekend with the surprise introduction of trade-in vending machines in some of its stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2009 at 11:42AM in News
GAME reveals pre-owned trading is 18% of business

GAME reveals pre-owned trading is 18% of business

GAME has this morning finally, for the first time, started to publicly discuss the value of its pre-owned offer as part of its end-of-year results.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Apr 22nd 2009 at 10:32AM in News
Nintendo: Used games aren’t in the best interests of the consumer

Nintendo: Used games aren’t in the best interests of the consumer

Reggie Fils-Aime, the outspoken president of Nintendo of America, has claimed that the growing trade-in business at games retail is not in the best interests of the consumer – though ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2009 at 5:51PM in News
GameStop stock falls following Amazon’s pre-owned news

GameStop stock falls following Amazon’s pre-owned news

The news that online retail giant Amazon is to enter the pre-owned games market has seen the shares of High Street rival GameStop take a steep fall, dipping 14 per ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2009 at 10:50AM in News
GameStop: Pre-owned games are vital to new game sales

GameStop: Pre-owned games are vital to new game sales

The CEO of leading North American and global games retailer GameStop has insisted that the pre-owned sector is a vital element in the market for new games, and that moves ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2008 at 12:20PM in News
HMV launches pre-owned assault

HMV launches pre-owned assault

HMV has confirmed its entry into the pre-owned games market under the Re/Play brand.

by Neil Long
on Oct 20th 2008 at 12:36PM in News