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Submitted by CranberryPub 1102d ago | news

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. (Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

MrGunny94  +   1103d 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
KRUSSIDULL  +   1102d ago
"in my country where half of gamers don't even know that Multiplayer exists"

I'm sorry what? Where do you live!?
RandomDude655  +   1102d 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.
Christopher  +   1102d 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.
Finch  +   1102d 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.
MrGunny94  +   1102d 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
Derpy  +   1102d ago
Personally I didn't mind online passes until they started trespassing into the singer play realm. I was cool with the idea that second hand game players had to pay something too, to cover the costs of the online servers, but once they started using online passes on the single player games, this excuse of the publishers has gone out the window.

I usually don't buy my games used, but lately I have been tempted to do so as a way of fighting back against this unfair treatment of consumers.

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