CVG - Don't declare war on the used game market, argues James Jenkins.
Not I, Im getting a PS4.
Trust me if they do this sony will probably follow suit
Exactly...so will the rest of the industry.
Not as many people would buy the games so everybody looses actually
When you buy used games developers/publishers don't see anything ! There are a lot of people that buy games at regular price ! Not all of us are cheap.
Well not everyone can afford to pay loads of money on video games. I've been renting games since november and so far I've saved £180 from not buying them brand new. I pay £9.99 a month for unlimited games and will keep playing games this way. If there is a game that has replay value, I'll buy it, but I'm not going to pay £40 for a game that I play for 10 hours and then leave on a shelf.
All those used games were sold new at some point, so devs/publishers already got paid for that product.
Dbouc310 i agree with you. For me the pre owned market would not be a miss in terms of buying from them as i dont think i have picked up and 2nd hand games this gen as i tend to buy them all new. But i do trade in games so that part i would miss. But i do understand that some people cant afford to keep buying new games all the time so for them it would be a big loss for them to play some of the games they want too but cant afford when they 1st come out. But i dont think ms will stop this the only way we will stop 2nd hamd market is make everything digital download but this will not happen for quite a few years yet. But i do see the next xbox offering games via media and download from dayone to start to bring this in.
@dboyc310 Have you ever sold a game you bought new?? If so how much money did you lose when you sold it at a cheaper price?? Now guess how much money the Pubs/Devs loss... None because you've already paid full price for those games. Now you don't feel that your entitled to make some of your money back off of games you've purchased that you no longer want or didn't like to begin with.... I DO!!
Where the hell are all these baseless assumptions of the death of used games next gen coming from??
From the thinking part of the brain! :)
The only one that will lose is Microsoft, and the 3 or so people that would be dumb enough to buy such a system.
People will just by less launch games, theyll wait 3-6 months for it to drop to an affordable price before spendin the cash Im sure itll happen, with the movie/music giants out there tryin there hardest to cripple us consumers im not at all surprised the gamin giants wanna do the same If feels awesome, all the walls are closin in on us little people, just a matter of time till we fight back
Buying 85% of games at launch is a total wash. DLC plays a big part in the depreciation of disc based content. These games end up costing the gamer close to or over 100 dollars. The smart thing to do is wait till a better deal hits. I'm all for supporting the gaming community but not with its current high price to nicke n dime structure. I got to eat too bro.
Companies should take the route sony is taking with the vita. digital games are anywhere from 20-30% cheaper than the retail game, and you can't sell a digital game can you? It is then a win win for all... well maybe except your internet providers :P
Exactly! Thank you!
I won't loose anything because I don't purchase used games! In fact if this means more money for developers then we all win!
i havent bought used either but this would hurt say if you wanted a game out of production and the only place you could get it was used
And you have never sold or given away a game?
I get used games traded into my store just days after they release...which means I get every game for $35 the week they come out. :) If GameStop sold them as cheap as we did, you guys would probably like them.
I buy my games. So I win. Gamestop will lose. That's all that matters to me.
This will never happen just stupid rumors
PC games via steam work well... no real need for brick and mortar stores anymore.
This goes beyond used games at gamestop. Like my house hold, for instance, has 3 xboxs. One for me and one for each of my boys. Something like this would keep me (a person who buys a game new)from letting my son take it upstairs to his room and play it. Not to mention I grew up swapping games with my friends. I don't agree with gamestops practices, but you cant fix the problem by strangling the consumers options. One thing is for sure, if this turns out true I won't be buying a New Xbox!
I think they should meet halfway and put a limit on how many machines it can be played on so that way it can be traded in 3 or 4 times before having to be binned. Or just give money to the publisher on each purchase. I'd rather trade my games in when i'm done with them rather than throwing them in the trash.
This is a dumbass idea, I hope Microsoft tanks and gets out of the console market if they push this crap.
This would hurt more than gamestop, it would hurt places like Gamefly and other places that rent games or take in trade-in's like Best Buy. I think it would hurt Microsoft more some of these place might stop selling Microsoft games knowing they wouldn't make any profit from them .
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