Publishers don't see a dime from second-hand sales, which gives angry gamers a way to play without supporting anti-consumer practices.
Yep, that's why I'll never buy a Capcom game new again.
there is a whole other "2nd hand" market out there for practically everything. Music stores that sell old records/tapes/cd dont pay anything to the original distributors. Same with used cars and homes and many other things. The used market should be there for when you have something you cant return to the store and you know there is someone out there that would be willing to buy it. Just the other day I got dead space 1 and 2 from a guy who beat them and didnt want them anymore. Paid $25 for both. Am I sorry EA is losing out on a percentage of that private sale? Not in the least. Im only sorry I didnt play these games sooner. So maybe that is what things have to go back to. "Private" sales instead of retail.
Dead Space 2 is a prime example of how used game market is actually good for the industry. By all standards Dead Space 1 tanked sold very very poorley, however Dead Space 2 launch sales were through the roof great numbers...why a game that didnt sell 1 sold like crazy it 2? Because people bought dead space 1 used loved it & bought 2 at launch! Not only that but DS3 will sell like crazy BECAUSE OF USED GAMES!
Depends, if its a full game with no Online passes and typical DLC shenanigans I'll buy it new (Such as Sonic Generations, Dark Souls, Rayman Origins). If not, then I'll go out of my way to get it used or still sealed off of ebay.
Teenage angst has transcended into adulthood! Give them a what's for! Buy used! Refuse to be abused! Ra ra shish boom ba!
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I buy used games because I love not spending a lot of money and buy two get one free deals, not some I'll show you attitude.
Though I buy used games that are out of production all the time, as I am a collector, I rarely buy new releases, used. However I have been guilty on occasion of buying a game used due to being angry with a publisher (usually over matters concerning draconian DRMs and frankly if they are going to treat me like a criminal for buying their product, why should I support them?) This writer makes a good point. As both a console and PC gamer, I have first hand seen the used game market destroyed for PCs and it hasn't made things better for gamers. In fact, PC game consumers have less rights than ever before.
very nice article, i 100% agree on those and cutting off used games wont solve those dlc milking ways as well. i buy new games if it's worth it as well as if it's the final/complete edition of the game, what's the sense of buying a new game that is $60 when half of it's contents are still locked and needed to be purchase separately as a dlc. if used games are being cut-off next gen, they will still toss in those dlc and there's no stopping them as well as the chances of game price to go down.
i strongly belive that if next gen did cancel out used games it would lead to a serious collapse in the gaming market. IMO piracey would run just as rampant as pc gaming if not more. Publishers release games on pc months after console usually in hopes that people will buy it for there console instead of pirate it for the pc.
I buy it however I want, honestly. If I have the money/feel like supporting a developer(ATLUS comes to mind), then I have no problems grabbing a new copy of something. If I'm lower on funds or don't like whoever made the game(Capcom), then I'll pick it up used instead.
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