Tag Archives: second hand

Pre-owned claims 25% of GAMEs sales

Retailer GAME has stated that second-hand will account for 25 per cent of its sales this financial year. That’s up from 21 per cent in 2009. The news comes as part of the firm’s interim statement, which revealed that GAME’s sales are down 8.8 per cent for the 44 weeks …

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Pre-owned stand off is ridiculous

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. Pre-owned is regarded by a threat by publishers as they don’t see any returns from sales of used games – …

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Asda: Publishers understand need for pre-owned

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. Tesco, Argos and Best Buy all let customers trade in against anything in store. And he adds that publisher’s do understand the retailer’s …

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Tesco trade-in plans go national

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. However, although all Extras will be accepting trade-ins, pre-owned games will only be available to buy in 150 of the firm’s larger outlets. We are continuing to …

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Asda defends trade-in offer

Retail behemoth Asda says it had to start selling used games in order to ‘protect its long-term games business.’ The grocer rolled-out pre-owned into 234 UK stores following the launch of FIFA 11 last month, and head of games Andrew Thompson says he and the team have been keeping publishers …

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Black Ops for £4.97 at Asda

With just over 24 hours to go until retailers in the UK open their doors at midnight to welcome the arrival of Call of Duty: Black Ops, Asda has come out fighting in the High Street price war. CheapArseGamer reports that the supermarket will sell the game for just 4.97 …

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Tesco: Games can save environment

The environment has become a key concern for Tesco, and trade-ins help the retailer cut its carbon footprint. Despite being named the best retailer for climate change, Tesco has set itself big environmental goals. Category director for entertainment Rob Salter told MCV in an exclusive interview: Increasingly we are doing …

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GAME: Pre-owned charges havent hurt us

The wide-spread efforts by publishers to earn extra money from pre-owned games hasn’t dented GAME’s second-hand game business. This year EA, Sony and THQ have introduced new measures that mean owners of games like Mass Effect 2, SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 and UFC Undisputed 2010 must pay for an extra …

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Pre-owned goes mainstream

Publishers hate it, but punters love it – and now it’s official: pre-owned is everywhere. The number of outlets offering second-hand games and trade-in services has grown by 1,000 stores this year, MCV research has shown. Tesco and Argos have both taken second-hand schemes national in recent months. Meanwhile, MCV …

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HMV: Pre-owned supports new releases

One of the UK’s leading retail execs has claimed that the vast pre-owned video games market is vital to the sale of new release titles. HMV’s UK & Ireland CEO and MD Simon Fox adds that while he understands the militant position some publishers have adopted toward the pre-owned market, …

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