Submitted by GameReviewGuy 913d ago | opinion piece

Restricting Pre-Owned Games: A Bad Idea

Restricting used games is a bad idea in my mind. Here is why. (Gamersbliss.com) (Industry, Microsoft)

THESHAUNZY  +   913d ago
very bad idea
ApolloTheBoss  +   913d ago
You can't even begin to imagine the impending catastrophe. Once mommy and daddy realize they can't save a couple bucks for their kid when COD: Ghosts is a few weeks old, all hell's about to break loose.
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   913d ago
First reply nails it.

Not only is it a terrible idea but it also shut a large portion of gamers out of the market.
GameReviewGuy  +   913d ago
I really want to see when retailers start taking preorders on the next gen systems, what the numbers will be. I'll be shocked it PS4 is not dominating. Of course we should wait to see what happens at E3 though. I'm really hoping that Sony will see the backlash and say that it will play used PS4 games.
Sharius  +   913d ago
let me tell you something, i hear that many ppl claim this restrict because of store like gamestop or gamefly makeing benefit from what they don;t have a right to, and the secondhand market is destroying the gaming industry

but i think that, is not true, the secondhand market is on every industry, it's exist from the first day of economy, and is the company have to adapt with that market by make better good which everyone want to buy

and do you really belive store like GS, don't deserver the money because they sell use game, not quite my friends, i think they deserver this because they don't sell used game, they sell your LAZYNESS, many of country don't have store like GS, the used game just the trade between gamer and gamer, we have to find someone to buy it and make the deal

with GS you guys just have to bring the used game to the store and sell them simple and easy, and of course GS just make the benefit by finding someone lazy than you, who dont want to search to find himself but go to the used store because this is more easier
DarkBlood  +   913d ago
Im sorry i tried to understand what your saying but it is making no sense and a little bit of sense at the same time
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tweet75  +   913d ago
i dont think the second hand industry has any where near the impact they think it does.
caseh  +   913d ago
Same can be said of piracy, its been around since the days of the ye olde Spectrum yet the gaming industry is far more profitable now than its ever been.

Say hello to Activision breaking 1bil with a single release of CoD in about 2 weeks.
hazelamy  +   913d ago
i think it has more impact than they think actually.

firstly, most trade ins go towards the purchase of new games.

secondly, the profits from preowned sales allow stores to sell games for less than the rrp, at least in the uk it does.

so i have no doubt, blocking used game sales will do the publishers more harm than good in the long run.

of course they're too short sighted and greedy to consider that side of the argument.
mcstorm  +   913d ago
I agree with you here. I don't tend to buy used games but games like fifa ect I trade in each year and get the new one. It only knocks a few £s off the mew game and it saves me having lots of games in my collection that I will never play.

So as for buying games it will not affect me but might make me think before getting a game like fifa every year.
GameReviewGuy  +   912d ago
Totally agree. Most people sell games to get more games so the money is typically staying within the industry.
rainslacker  +   913d ago
If it were they would be able to back up their claims with cold hard facts. Publishers have many statistics and facts to determine if it's a problem, yet none of them share it. Their claims are no different than the piracy claims on it's effect, although I do believe piracy had a more negative impact.

This is a must watch video from Jimquisition I think. He goes into this topic and it's hard to argue his reasons.

tweet75  +   912d ago
i remember some pirated nes carts and pirated "porn" games on the snes
ziggurcat  +   913d ago
helloooooo captain obvious.
hazelamy  +   913d ago
i wouldn't say it's bad.

i'd say it's downright illegal.
evilkillerk  +   912d ago
I want to see what happens first.
Decaf_PIxel_Kat  +   912d ago
I believe I buy more used games than new games. I also picked up Mass Effect used and decided to continue with the series. I was introduced to the Persona series when a friend let new borrow his copy on PS1. I would be a lot more hesitant buying a game that I am on the fence about without trying itout or getting able to get it for a cheaper price. Also, honestly there are games that simply aren't worth the price of a new game.

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