GameStop has been a great source for players to experience various types of games without spending a fortune and is a reason why core gaming has enjoyed the success it has found over the years.
Paying $60 for a new game, isn't something I can do very often (once you factor in living expenses, of course). Why do you believe people enjoy steam so much? There're sales (deals on games) like almost every other day.
Yeah and in previous generations after some years new games went down in price. Games should now be 49.99 i highly doubt it still cost as much as it did 6 years ago to make a game.
Its not so much the used game market for me, as I buy 95% of my games new in order to support the developers, but I'll be dammed if I cant take my game to my brothers house and pop it in his console and play it their as well. Used games are a very key part of the industry and the industry isn't really fully aware of how important it really is in its success. I know people, myself included that have ended up getting into a franchise and buying the sequels day one, for the full $60 price tag, after buying the initial game used.
You see, Contrary to the sentiment of some people, RETAIL is a part of the video gaming industry. Buying used does help retail. Now I'm personally not an advocate of buying every single game used, as I buy the majority of them new, but when you buy used, you aren't automatically going against the industry. What probably needs to happen, is retail may need to figure out how to give a little of the used proceeds to the publishers, then they'll be a bit happier and stop trying to hurt it with codes and things like that........make it win win. But yeah....Retail is part of the industry, and I personally like retail.
You can always buy the games you really want new on day one. Then watch for sales on the games you want but don't want to pay full price. That way your money goes to the right people and you get a cheaper price. So many games come out at Christmas and are on sale for $39.99 in January or February.
I buy 100% of my games new, and have been doing it for basically a decade. That said, I see no issue with used. Used game traded in is often spent on other games and sometimes brand new ones. Furthermore, I believe in the freedom to sell something I acquired legally!
Really? A retailer defends something that benefits retailers? What incredible investigative journalism!
Let's finish the quote: "banning used gaming doesn’t make economic sense... FOR GAMESTOP!"
gamestop will lose when digital world takes over.
Not just Gamestop, Gamers will be forced to overpay for old games (COD $30) so in reality who wins here? the developers not the gamers and gamers should be more important than devs. and piracy will go up
Banning used games of course makes no sense to Gamestop. They buy the games for almost nothing and sell them for almost as much as the new games. That's robbery. I hope people at least look around. You can probably find most of the games on sale for around $30. Just watch for sales.
gaming will decline since not everyone can shell out full retail price
I'm sure the CEO of Gamestop believes used games should stay around. The make the majority of their money from used games and extended warranties. Which means they offer very little as a real service. They offer convenience, maybe educate people on games sometimes. Are a place where you can buy consoles. But if the majority of your business is based on your ability to beat people, maybe you need to go out of business. It seems that Gamestop needs to pay you $25 for a game they intend to sell for $55. They believe they should make as much as the developer. If developers are going out of business selling games at $60, if Gamestop can buy at $25 and sell at $55. The least they can do is give the developer a portion of that. @2pacalypsenow Games are usually cheaper than full price at launch. There are a few exceptions. CoD comes to mind. But if you can wait a week or two for a $55 copy from GS, you will find a sale within that same week or two that will give you a bigger savings than $5. If you're waiting for GS to drop the price further, it means the games not swelling and you'll be able to find it new for cheaper too. Until you get to games that are months old, GS only offers a few dollars savings. And I'd rather give a few dollars to the dev than to give it to a company that does nothing to earn it.
Who buys used games anyway....
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