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GAME: Online Passes haven't affected pre-owned revenues

Pre-owned revenues haven't been affected by Online Pass initiatives introduced by publishers over the last few years, UK retailer GAME has said.

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MrGunny941648d ago

Sometimes, players who pick up in pre owned, it's just play the single player, not everyone playing online especially in my country where half of gamers don't even know that Multiplayer exists

KRUSSIDULL1647d ago

"in my country where half of gamers don't even know that Multiplayer exists"

I'm sorry what? Where do you live!?

RandomDude6551647d ago

I'm not sure if that was the entire idea. I think mainly publishers were looking at a way to profit over someone else reselling their product.

Christopher1647d ago

Well, that's definitely going to send a message to publishers to keep doing it then. If publishers aren't seeing an increase in sales due to these tactics, but they are seeing an increase in Online Pass purchases, they'll keep doing it wherever possible. Might even become the norm.

Finch1647d ago

Great now its here to stay. I can't stand the online pass. I have more then one system one upstairs and one down. I can only pick one system to play it on plus can't lend it out.

MrGunny941647d ago

I live in Portugal :)! As Finch said, i got 2 systtems as well on my house and is kinda annoying, but i don't really have problems with it besides that

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