Gamestop "Interested" in Selling Used DLC

It's already happening in other markets.

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stuna11542d ago (Edited 1542d ago )

Gamestop will try to make a buck on anything! Consoles, Games, Accessories, Ipads/Ipods, my grandma left Kidney!

I guess they're ensuring that they're not about to go anywhere anytime soon.

I wonder how this works? They disable in one console and reuse the same access code on another. Just seems counterproductive.

randomass1711542d ago

Thankfully they are only interested and not actually doing it yet. With any luck they won't do it at all. DLC is taboo enough without Gamestop getting involved with selling it used.

XBLSkull1542d ago (Edited 1542d ago )

Next gen = digital. Goodbye gamestop (unless you have some miracle I haven't thought of). A lot of people are going to be dragged kicking and screaming into the next-gen. Goodbye optical discs.

I knew a few years ago this would be the future, and be awesome. A lot of people resisted VHS>DVD, lol. Just know you now are all the VHS crowd. Enjoy the fight, but you don't win. Might as well embrace all the benefits. If you don't like it, take comfort in that an arcade machine always works the same way, and invest in a few of those.

Sorry you guys resisted always online this generation, it was better, it was here. You aren't going to get that choice next generation. Digital is better, unless you are a game pirate.

Of course Gamestop is interested in selling used DLC, their business is knocking on the door of being obsolete.

I know, but once they don't have a used game market they will be.
Once I traded in a bunch of games and came out with a nice GameInformer subscription. Turns out when I looked at my receipt a while later that the subscription was on my dime, customer service agent didn't even ask me for it. Likely he needed to sell subscriptions to keep his job and just took it out of my store credit. F GamesStop, I can't wait for digital to take over and watch that stock value just plummet like it deserves.

bloop1542d ago

@XBLSkull There's still a LOT of people out there that don't have access to high speed internet. I don't think Sony/MS/Nintendo are going to shoot themselves in the foot by missing out on that many potential console sales by going all digital. Until the day where at least 4G wireless speeds are the norm I can't see that happening.

elninels1542d ago


The US doesn't have that quality of internet infrastructure to pull that off yet. And then let's consider the ruling regarding net neutrality, couple that with the ever increasing size of games, and remember how costly an all digital console will be.

It also may be true that going digital may actually have a larger carbon footprint.

iSuperSaiyanGod1542d ago

@xblskull every time I walk into a GameStop store its full .... There's always long lines . They're far from obsolete. .

DivineAssault 1542d ago

Sony & i believe panasonic are working on developing 300GB discs as we speak.. I dont see how the future is digital only.. Some people dont have internet access all the time so i doubt everything will be digital anytime soon

Kivespussi1542d ago (Edited 1542d ago )

Considering DLCs are usually huge ripoffs, this might be a good thing even though I'm not really a fan of GameStop

CKPan1542d ago

That's the best gaming news in 2014!

Yehshuah1542d ago

how the fk do you sell used dlc? it's already been redeemed. wow they come up with some weird business model

ameliabaz1542d ago (Edited 1542d ago )

How exactly would this work? If DLC is already used, I thought it can't be used again?

rainslacker1541d ago

It's more is if "used" digital content is worth less than unused. digital is the same regardless of how often it is installed(unless the file changes). With physical content there is a tangible value that can be placed on the media itself, so there is something to put a price on. For instance, in the collector's market, a game in like new condition will be worth more than the same game with the manual missing, the disc scratched, and the case in bad condition.

There is no reason for anyone to have to spend less on used digital content, because realistically, when it comes to digital, why would anyone pay more for an "unused" version, when the "used" version is exactly the same, and you get nothing extra(pristine condition on media, extra content, etc) for buying new.

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