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Submitted by mrbojingles 835d ago | news

GameStop: 60% of consumers will refuse to buy a console if it doesn't play used games

GameStop's CFO said today that 60% of consumers would refuse to buy a next-gen console if it didn't have the ability to play used video games. (GameStop, Industry, Next-Gen, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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LOGICWINS  +   835d ago
Bull. If consoles stopped playing used games, nothing would change besides the fact that keyboard warriors would create dozens of petitions to boycott next-gen consoles...and we all know how well Internet petitions work :)
Jobesy  +   834d ago
Speak for yourself, I WOULD NOT by a console if it didn't play used/rental/borrowed games. Gaming is only one of my hobbies, I have others to fall back on. Because of Blockbuster, Gamefly and the used market I got to play EVERY PS2 game I wanted, and so far most of the PS3 games on my list. I buy games, when I can from devs that deserve a sale, but thats part of the problem, a lot of devs and publishers dont deserve sales. They hype up games that are garbage, ship broken games and kill good franchises. I'm not going to spend my money just to be disappointed, been there done that too many times.
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LOGICWINS  +   834d ago
Ud still be in the minority.
Gamer1982  +   834d ago
Yep nobody would stop buying a console thanks to no used games. Its like the upraor with ps3 and no backwards compatibility. They finally shut up and just used it as ammo for the 360 which didnt play every xbox game.. (not that there was many to play)
nrvalleytime  +   835d ago
And 100% of people will stop shopping at GameStop.
LOGICWINS  +   835d ago
"And 100% of people will stop shopping at GameStop"

Obvs. There wouldn't be a Gamestop to go to lol.
nrvalleytime  +   835d ago
Haha that was the logic behind my statement.
LOGICWINS  +   835d ago
Ah yes, that flew right past my head lol
nrvalleytime  +   835d ago
Haha no worries man. I was thinking my statement could have been clearer.
Kamikaze135  +   835d ago
Of course Gamestop would say that.
DivineAssault  +   835d ago
I'll still buy it cuz I want the opportunity to play all the new AAA titles but ill episode off & won't be in any rush to get it
Canary  +   835d ago
I'm sick to death of having to lower my standards with each passing year.

If the rumors about the next gen 360 and PS3 pan out, I won't be bothering with either. Being able to play used-games is a must-have "feature." Hell, it's not a feature--it's a basic, fundamental requirement.

And you know what else is?

Backwards compatibility.
And not having superfluous online fees.
And not having advertisements embedded in the UI.
And being able to back-up game saves.
And being able to play media off USB devices.

Remember when the PS3 launched back in 2005? God, that was a thing of beauty. I want the next generation to be a sequel to THAT, not a sequel to the mess we've got now.
Drainage  +   835d ago
why would consoles not play used games? lmao people are retarded as faa. Its gonna be a used-game-fee. so if its a used game, pay 15 bucks or some shit to unlock the rest of the game
MrMayhem28  +   835d ago
lol of course gamestop says this. without used games their business is over. used games are horrible for gaming and i really hope the new consoles lock them out
deadfrag  +   835d ago
well i guess im in the 66% than!
Alcohog  +   834d ago
,said Gamestop while stammering and sweating profusely.
Bigkdog81  +   834d ago
I hope the systems can't play used games. I can walk in to GameStop and buy my preordered game without waiting 30 minutes while someone trades in 20 games. Lol
GearSkiN  +   834d ago
I wouldnt say irefuse but deff gotta makes sure when I buy games i would play em ALOT this time around
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THC CELL  +   834d ago
God forbid what will hAppen if cloud gaming kicks off btw I support the fact used games will be banned, gamestop are just worried about the're future
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Jakens  +   834d ago
I don't get $60 value from my games right now. ($$ per hours of fun gameplay)

Used games completly make up any vaule to gameplay ratio.

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