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Blockbuster reveals £4.99 deal for Tiger Woods and Ridge Racer

Retailer Blockbuster is continuing its revitalised push into the games space with another 4.99 offer on new releases. Customers can today buy either EA’s Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 or Namco Bandai’s Ridge Racer Unbounded for just 4.99. All they have to do is hand over a copy of one …

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GAME offers brand new releases for just £5

Retailer GAME is once again offering consumers the chance to effectively rent new titles for a limited period. Starting today and running until February 29th, the ‘Fun for a Fiver’ promotion allows consumers to buy selected titles with a guaranteed trade-in credit within two weeks of purchase, meaning as long …

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Asda begins console trade-ins

Supermarket chain Asda has gone live with a new Tech Trade-In offer that allows customers to hand over a range of their consumer tech – including games consoles – in exchange for cash directly into your account. Goods that Asda accept include Xbox 360s, PS3s, numerous versions of the DS …

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Argos withdraws from pre-owned market

Generalist retailer Argos has ceased offering second-hand video games. MCV understands this extends to Argos’ bricks-and-mortar outlets, with all stores instructed to stop accepting or selling pre-owned video games. The company’s website previously allowed customers to check how much credit they would receive for selected titles, but now states: "We …

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FEATURE: Have the supermarkets failed in pre-owned?

Last year, Argos, Asda and Tesco made headlines by accepting trade-ins. For years, second-hand was the domain of the specialists – GAME’s way of coping with the aggressive pricing of online retailers and those pesky grocers.Suddenly this was under attack. Tesco would accept used games in its Extra stores, Asda …

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Heavy Rain dev lost 10m to pre-owned sales

French developer Quantic Dream has estimated that it lost anywhere between €5m and €10m to pre-owned sales of its PS3 hit Heavy Rain. It came to this number by comparing the number of players registering Trophies on PSN and the game’s actual sales. On my small level it’s a million …

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GameStop ‘understands’ publishers’ pre-owned misgivings

The pre-owned games sector is very beneficial to the health of the overall games sector, retailer GameStop has argued. Though they rarely express the opinion publicly, many publisher execs consider pre-owned games as unfairly robbing them of revenue that is instead reserved exclusively for retailers. But GameStop’s executive VP Mike …

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Steam introduces item trade-ins

Digital retailer Green Man Gaming has already dabbled with the idea of digital video game trade-ins before, but now online behemoth Valve is to try its luck in the sector. Called the Steam Trading Beta, Valve’s latest idea is to allow users to trade-in various in-game items for other items …

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GameStop reverses Mercenaries block

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: Mercenaries. It emerged earlier in the week that the game, which saves data directly onto the card, will not allow …

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PS3 trade-ins ‘up 200%’

Retail sources have for the first time indicated that PS3 console trade-ins have dramatically risen as the controversial PSN outage continues. In the first week of downtime we did not really see any major change in sales or trades,” an unnamed store manager ‘at a major UK retailer’ told Edge. …

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