GameStop Fights To Keep Used Games On Playstation 4 & Xbox 720

(Digital Trends) Fewer people are buying video games in stores, and for a company whose profits live and die by the used game market, a future where Durango and Orbis don’t play used discs looks particularly dire.

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TobeyMaguireFan1346d ago SpamShowReplies(6)
Root1346d ago

You mean they fight to keep themselves in business

BanBrother1346d ago

Lol exactly. Hopefully consumer haven't forgotten how rotten their practices were. They are right to be scared at the moment, as no second hand games means they will be out.

To all those acting like people who buy used are maggots. Think about the games that someone missed out on, that are no longer available day 1.
I do however find it strange when someone buys used when thebrand new version (when available) is like $2 more lol.

C-Thunder1345d ago

It's certainly a huge part of their business model right now, but they have been adjusting, preparing for the future, picking up tablets, phones, movies. I expect them to slowly become a full on electronics and entertainment company, much like best buy but with a bit more narrow of a focus.

NastyLeftHook01346d ago

i hate gamestop, when i lost my job and needed food i traded in my games and got next to nothing! and it was an emergency or else i would have sold them on craigs list.


just-joe1346d ago

I sympathize with you. Sadly if these new systems blocked used game sales, people in your similar situation won't even have that luxury of selling them.

Krew_921346d ago (Edited 1346d ago )

I remember trading in a bunch of PS2 games a while ago, I got less than $10 for almost 20 or so.

I didn't really care for the games, but I did play them sometimes.

I know for a fact I could have gotten at least $4 for each or at least $1 for each elsewhere but I didn't care too much. That was the last time I sold anything to them.

One funny story I have, is that I sold my Wii to a GameStop years ago. I took everything that came with it, the person there told me if the controller had batteries, it didn't so the person said I was only going to get $50 instead of the already measly $100 because they weren't sure the controller was working. I ended up having to buy batteries right there to get the rest of the money... Of course that was GameStop credit money, I used it to buy a DS. I would have gotten $50 in cash...

C-Thunder1345d ago

I never understood why people get upset this company for their price structures. If you don't like it, don't use them, it's that simple. Clearly, their consumers are still on board with the trade in values and used game prices. If that were to change, so would their prices. I mean, they sell week old games for $5 under full price after buying them back for half, they have plenty of room to adjust to demand, they clearly don't see the need to yet.

WeAreLegion1346d ago

There are just so many bad things I can say about that place, having worked there for three and a half years. It's not really worth it though.

I want used games to stick around...because I want Disc Replay to stick around. It's a midwest US thing, but it's getting bigger every year. I REALLY hope it continues to grow. It gives you more money for your games...and sells the games for much cheaper than GameStop.

Soldierone1346d ago

Good, fight the good fight!

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