Tag Archives: pre-owned

GAMEtronics: Battle of the CEXes

The two biggest video game retail chains are going to war on the High Street. GAME is taking on pre-owned giant CEX with GAMEtronics, which are new-style stores that specialise in buying and selling electronic items such as tablets, laptops, cameras as well as games. And the first two GAMEtronics …

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Valve triumphs in Steam pre-owned games lawsuit

A German court has ruled in Valve’s favour in a case hoping to force it to permit the sale of pre-owned Steam codes. It’s the second time a consumer rights group has failed to force Steam’s hand following a European Court of Justice ruling in 2012 that ruled consumers have …

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What caused the publisher pre-owned U-turn?

Publishers do not like second hand game sales. They believe that pre-owned is killing their businesses. It is discouraging gamers from buying new games after a certain period and is money made by retailers that is not being passed to the creators. Yet in recent months the rhetoric has changed. …

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EA: Used games are an important part of the industry

The industry’s pre-owned U-turn continues to gather pace. Fresh after Sony’s admission yesterday that used games do not necessarily damage the industry’s economy”, EA has now said that pre-owned games are an important part of the industry”. The [next-gen] boxes have been designed so you can start to play the …

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Pre-owned is not necessarily the evil force some believe, Sony admits

Sony has admitted that there is a strong argument for claiming that pre-owned games do not detract from the health of games development. I’ve seen data that the vast majority of used sales go immediately into additional purchases, that they are not somehow being extracted from the overall game economy,” …

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Sony calms pre-owned PS4 game concerns

Consumers will be able to sell and trade-in their PS4 games, Sony has once again asserted. You thought this one was already done and dusted, right? Well, an inclusion in Sony’s new PlayStation T&Cs yesterday had some worrying that perhaps there had been a change of policy. The document reads: …

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GameStop charging $90 for pre-owned Xenoblade Chronicles in the US

The US arm of retailer GameStop has ramped up the price of hard-to-find Wii title Xenoblade Chronicles. Pre-owned copies of the RPG are currently available for an eye-watering $90. GameStop regularly receives feedback from our PowerUp members regarding old titles they would us like to bring back, such as vintage …

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Pre-owned price comparison site Trade In Detectives goes live

A site that offers an online comparison of the video game trade-in prices offered by a number of UK retailers has gone live. Trade In Detectives was founded by Ben Grant and Matt Precious. It compares deals offered by the likes of GAME, Amazon, Green Man Gaming, Asda, CEX, Grainger …

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Games retail is "taking the industry for a ride", Ready at Dawn claims

Develop Ready at Dawn has accused games retail and the pre-owned sector of cheating not only developers but also consumers. "I think the problem is right now there are retail outlets that are really taking everybody for a ride. You can’t make a living at the expense of everybody else,” …

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Get Grand Theft Auto V for free with Amazon trade-in offer

Amazon is using the prospect of a free copy of Grand Theft Auto V to market a new trade-in offer online. The site is until Friday July 26th offering increased trade-in prices on a number of titles meaning that gamers could in theory grab a free copy of Rockstar’s release …

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