Entries in 'used' (13)

EA: Used games are an important part of the industry

EA: Used games are an important part of the industry

The industry’s pre-owned U-turn continues to gather pace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2013 at 12:30PM in News
GameStop: Next-gen consoles WON'T block pre-owned

GameStop: Next-gen consoles WON'T block pre-owned

Industry insight or wishful thinking? Global games retail giant GameStop believes that the PS4 and Xbox 720 won’t incorporate pre-owned blocking technology.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2012 at 3:58PM in News
NPD: UK's Q4 used games market was £90m

NPD: UK's Q4 used games market was £90m

British gamers spent nearly £100m on pre-owned software during Q4 2011.

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 31st 2012 at 1:11PM in News
Tretton "opposed to blocking used games"

Tretton "opposed to blocking used games"

Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Jack Tretton has admitted that he personally does not support the idea of potentially blocking the use of pre-owned games on next-gen consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2012 at 9:06AM in News

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RUMOUR: PS4 codenamed Orbis; Includes anti pre-owned tech; Due 2013

RUMOUR: PS4 codenamed Orbis; Includes anti pre-owned tech; Due 2013

Yet another rumour has pointed to the next PlayStation launching alongside the Xbox 360 successor in 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 28th 2012 at 5:23PM in News
Pre-owned Vita players will still get Trophies

Pre-owned Vita players will still get Trophies

Vita owners have found a workaround that will enable them to earn Trophies from second hand games.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 1st 2012 at 11:27AM in News
EB Games to scrap distinction between new and used games

EB Games to scrap distinction between new and used games

Canadian retailer EB Games has reportedly done away with the distinction between new and pre-owned games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2011 at 1:10PM in News
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

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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
Pre-owned claims 25% of GAME’s sales

Pre-owned claims 25% of GAME’s sales

Retailer GAME has stated that second-hand will account for 25 per cent of its sales this financial year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 8th 2010 at 9:27AM in News
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
Metroid Prime Trilogy discontinued

Metroid Prime Trilogy discontinued

Most consumers take the term ‘Limited Edition’ with a pinch of salt nowadays, but Nintendo has confirmed that its Limited Edition Metroid Prime Trilogy on Wii is exactly that.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2010 at 5:31PM in News

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Xbox 360 boasts most active users

Xbox 360 boasts most active users

New numbers from analyst firm Nielsen Games suggest that the Xbox 360 currently boasts the most active user base of any home console, with 11.5 per cent of those owning ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2009 at 5:30PM in News