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Are Used Game Dealers Defrauding the Industry?

Jordan Bowman writes:

"With the American economy's schizophrenic behavior over the past few months, gamers have been doing whatever they can to cut the costs for new games. One of the easiest ways to shave off a few dollars is, of course, buying a used game from places like GameStop or eBay. The unfortunate part about doing this, however, is that the game developers make no money when their products are bought second hand. Now that used game sales are more profitable than ever (used games made up 49% of GameStop's $1.8 billion in sales during 2008's first quarter), members of the industry are speaking out against skimping on retail game purchases."

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tehReaper3324d ago

Yes. Value of games go down way too fast these days. All because of companies like Gamestop.

thebudgetgamer3324d ago (Edited 3323d ago )

or used tvs. everything you can buy new you can find the same product used why should games be different.

:)