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GAME: Pre-owned will keep growing

Pre-owned sales could account for close to a third of GAME’s revenue in 12 months’ time – as the firm looks forward to another year of double-digit growth for its trade-in business. In alarming news for publishers, pre-owned generated 25.7 per cent of the firm’s revenues in a tough H1 …

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US: Toys R Us backs pre-owned

Having embarked on a low-profile pre-owned video games trial in a couple” of its North American outlets earlier this year, Toys R Us is to press ahead with plans to introduce pre-owned games trading at all of its North American stores. Variety reports that Toys R Us claims to accept …

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Pre-owned purchases at all time high

Whilst the ‘green shoots’ of economic recovery continue to fight their way through to the sunlight, the effects of the global recession are making their presence felt on the shopping habits of gamers, according to new research from Nielsen. The report claims that used game purchasing is at all-time highs …

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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 year. A quick calculation will tell you that the average sale price of a pre-owned title is $20 (12). The …

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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. NeoCrisis reports that the machines offer users that chance to sell off titles on a number of formats including Xbox 360, PS3, …

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Nintendo: Used games arent 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 he admits that the situation would be better if publishers were to receive a slice of the pre-owned profits. More …

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GAME on why consumers value pre-owned

GAME COO Terry Scicluna has told MCV that the games industry must accept pre-owned games as ‘something customers love’. Speaking to MCV as part of a wide-ranging interview about his plans for the firm’s GAME and Gamestation chains, Scicluna said publishers and developers scornful of trade-in offers must acknowledge the …

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Disney reveals Split/Second

Disney has this morning taken the official wraps off the new game developed by its UK studio Black Rock, calling Split/Second the ‘holy grail’ of new IP – and telling MCV’s sister magazine Develop that it thinks the title will revitalise the racing genre. The Brighton-made game is set in …

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Amazon introduces trade-ins

Just days after it emerged that the North American arm of Toys R Us is dipping its toes in the pre-owned waters , Amazon.com has announced a new scheme that allows gamers to trade in their old titles. The system works by proving a quote for any given title via …

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Toys R Us trialling pre-owned

US retail giant Toys R Us has become the latest High Street retailer to test out the pre-owned game waters with the news that it is trialling a second hand scheme in some of its North American stores. A spokesperson for the company confirmed to Joystiq that it’s testing the …

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