Entries in 'second hand' (50)
Retailer GameStop has warned Microsoft that any move to block the use of pre-owned software on the console would hurt the machine’s chances.
Claims are circulating that pre-owned Wii U consoles are able to access digital content purchased by the machine’s previous owner.
Retailer GAME has announced the return of its 99p Play Now Trade Later scheme – and this time it is available through its website.
Digital download retailers have called in the lawyers following a shock EU decision that could legitimise second-hand sales in the download space.
Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter does not believe PlayStation 4 will prevent users from playing pre-owned games.
Consumers across UK, Germany and France spent over a billion dollars on non-new physical games in the last three months of 2011.
Reports this morning – which it must be said remain totally unsubstantiated – claim that the Next Xbox could incorporate a new technology that blocks the use of pre-owned games ...
Barely a day passes now without some sort of fresh claim about the Next Xbox, but today’s are arguably some of the juiciest so far.
Last year, Argos, Asda and Tesco made headlines by accepting trade-ins.
EA has confirmed that BioWare's next sci-fi RPG will continue the publisher's one-time code strategy.
French developer Quantic Dream has estimated that it lost anywhere between €5m and €10m to pre-owned sales of its PS3 hit Heavy Rain.
In the latest twist in what is becoming a somewhat untidy saga, retailer GameStop has reversed a decision to block consumers from trading in copies of 3DS title Resident Evil: ...
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.
Codemasters' upcoming Dirt 3 comes bundled with a code that lets users play online and unlock five new vehicles.
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."
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 ...
Retailer GAME has stated that second-hand will account for 25 per cent of its sales this financial year.
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.
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.
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.
Retail behemoth Asda says it had to start selling used games in order to ‘protect its long-term games business.’