Activision's Kotick Wants $500m Piece of Used Game Market

Ex: During Activision's pre-E3 investor conference call last night, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick spoke frankly about the used video game market, a slice of the industry worth a staggering $3billion yearly.

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RedDragan2870d ago

He ain't having it. He has no power what so ever to gain it.

Vo_Cal2870d ago

This guy just looks like an ass. how do you take someone with that haircut serious?

killyourfm2870d ago

@Vo_Cal: Bubbles for you, sir. He does rather remind me of Greg Brady...

toaster2870d ago

Wow.. I don't think there's a bigger douchebag in the game industry.

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Iamback2870d ago

he only lacks small mustache in middle of his upper lip and we know that he would look exactly like Hitler

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Blacktric2870d ago

He can have the dump I just took.

FragGen2870d ago (Edited 2870d ago )

That's their entire design strategy.

COD1,2,3,4,MW,WaW,MW2,BlackOp s,Mobile/DS
Guitar Hero 1,2,3,4,5

These are "used" game concepts and engines, reskinned and rereleased ad nauseum.

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MattyF2870d ago (Edited 2870d ago )

I see his point as a business man, but retailers (GameStop) won't see the benefit of this. GameStop is just an overgrown pawnshop that specializes in games and they need used sales to survive.

RedDragan2870d ago

Survival has nothing to do with it. He is not entitled to any of it.

Can you imagine Ford demanding money for cars being sold second hand? They would outrage regardless of it being sold though a second hand dealer.

NYC_Gamer2870d ago

MW2 just sold 20 million copies and this dude wants to steal away from retailers..

DJKGBYF2870d ago

Duh it's Activision after all.

BubblesDAVERAGE2870d ago

I like the used game market...they need to provide better prices...but they need a profit.....I dont like what publishers are doing right now

Captain Tuttle2870d ago (Edited 2870d ago )

Just give people a reason to buy DLC etc. This is the future, EA's already doing it. It's not just Activision that wants a piece, every publisher and developer does.

Acquiescence2870d ago

He is such a greedy bastard, it is unbelievable!

killyourfm2870d ago

One thing that can't be argued: His investors love him.

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