Forbes - GameStop stock is up since Microsoft’s used game announcement yesterday, but it won’t last.
I get so confused when I see gamestop defend microsoft on the used game situation. If anyone would be against I would think Gamestop. Why would gamestop support something that can potentially damge them financially, since their whole business plan revolves around used games? Sure, MS will let them have a way to trade games, but what good is it if Publishers won't allow their games to be traded in, in the first place? Is MS not telling Gamestop the whole truth?
I think there's a lot more bullshit about the xbone that we don't know about. Think about it, we wouldn't have even known about it being always online or having used game fees (at this point in time) if it wasn't for those rumors. Those rumors caused us to ask questions basically forcing Microsoft to spill the beans. They wouldn't have mentioned this so soon if it weren't for the rumors. Imagine the cons of the xbone that HAVENT been rumored and we don't know about yet? I think GameStop knows something that we don't.
I am pretty sure, one more con, of any sort with the Xbone and this thing is over. And by looking at the Xbone's status, there is most likely going to be ANOTHER negative
Angry Joe's rant about the article MS released about XBone. http://youtu.be/ryB-hdtpQRw
Gamestop thinks that they will corner the market on used games sales. Allowing them to buy game for a lot less than they already do and make a greater profit. It will work out like that for a bit, than one major publisher of a big name game will outright block used games sales of their game. Probably an EA game or an Activision game. They will justify it by saying that they will allow used game sales after a few weeks and they probably will, but that will be the beginning of the end. People will accept the measure and they will do the same thing for the next game only it will be a longer wait. Other developers will follow suit and boom, just like that it is the beginning of the end.
Why do we have to accept it? I thought we were the consumer who gave them our money? Why would we give them money for something that can potentially screw every gamer, hardcore and casual, over? We control what we buy, we don't need to give MS our hard earned cash for this garbage! They'll only learn when they see their decisions are stopping the river of cash from going into their pockets for the xbox.
Gamestop thinks about it survival first and they are willing to be bend over and take it from Microsoft. Gamestop can come out say they won't offer any Xbox One games and or console at their store. Which would result in loss of possible profits. Now they can say they will support Microsoft, offer Xbox One games and pay MS fee for used games. Which result in Gamestop still making some money rather than no at all(as far next gen goes for MS products). People tend to forget Gamestop is a business first. They want to survive long as possible regardless what the requirements companies like MS shot at them. Beside they will continue to operate like they normally have. Give you less for your games and sell them for more.
for the first time ever maybe Patcher said if a publishers is dumb enough to clock used games than they will see a huge backlash against all their games we will see hopefully E3 will clear some stuff up
@gamer42 and others All warfare is based on deception. Unless Sony has been outright lying about the PS4 GameStop will heavily favor the PS4 over the Xbone. But GameStop can not appear to be impartial. They have to appear to be impartial and to carry the Xbone because they want to be seen as a source of information about the Xbone and they want to be the people's first stop for for all things gaming. But when the people actually go into the store GameStop will do everything in their power to sell the PS4. But they can't say that out loud.
sleep with the enemy and royally screw the consumers. That sounds like a brilliant plan guys.
GameStop needs to abandon the Xbox One fast. If Sony comes out with a used game friendly system, then GameStop will be able to heavily promote Nintendo and Sony, and that will save their business and keep them viable for quite some time to come. PSP, Vita, 3DS, PS3, PS4, and WiiU would carry the company just fine. I think this kind of move would hurt Microsoft far more than GameStop. They could still continue to milk both new and used 360s, although if I were GameStop, I wouldn't want to feed Xbox Live any new customers, so the best bet would be to get rid of Microsoft's products all together. It would be great if GameStop could find some way to get more involved in the PC market, but I'm not too sure how they would go about doing that. Maybe they could develop a better relationship with Steam, and perhaps Valve could come out with a re-usable CD Key for physical games or something, where you have to use Steam to play the game, and that key could only be tied to one account at any one time. If it is possible to do this, then this would be a great way to bring PC gaming firmly into the mainstream.
if they are really want money to go to developers kill gamestop...or talk to them that for every re-sell of a game 70/30 or 60/40 sharing
I wish I understood what you just said. It seems to me like you are saying. If Microsoft wants money they would go to develops to kill Gamestop. Or they would talk to them for sales of a game, Oh forget it, you make no sense
Because they're gonna support Microsoft in their dick practices which is perhaps the worst thing for them seeing as their not exactly in the best light with consumers. Maybe if Gamestop took a stand and said they wouldn't support this crap, they could came out looking like the good guys for once.
Im getting tired of all this used game crap and policies with the x1. Honestly if the ps4 carries the same mind boggling and confusing policies. Im done gaming on both those consoles and ima buy me a wiiu
I allready know whats coming so I'm stick to wii u I got a feeling these 3rd party company's will abandon Sony cause they will allow used games and no always on .. I hope not I really do I love all games and I'm allready hurt that I won't be playing a bunch of Xbox games cause of all the stuff there doing to then lose sonys games too would be crazy for me to accept ...
Im pretty sure sony will follow suit man. Always on will be the next gen norm. They are really gonna abandon the wiiU tho. We already see it right now. These companies will just push everyone to pc gaming. And well i i didt grow up with nintendo games. But ima try them out. And still game on my ps3
i dont understand why people defend gamestop like they are so great or something. giving me 7.99 for a [email protected]#$ing game you are selling on the counter behind me for 54.99 is just as big of a F.U. as m$ B.S.! I refuse to shop there. There are why better resale game store. You can even get more money for your games AT BLOCKBUSTER, lol!
really gamestop shot itself in the foot....selling used games sometimes higher than the cost of new?? Also too many scratched discs being sold. My local game reseller down the street always had better deals and paid better to buy games.
Gaming will get more worse in the next years to come. MS has started it, and they wll ensure the global saturation.
Where are all the articles about Redbox and Gamefly getting ROYALLY screwed out of this whole deal? They CANNOT rent out XB1 games and that's a huge blow to their business model. I just don't understand how putting people out of work is helping the economy or the game industry grow? Worse yet, while Gamestop is still getting a bum deal they'll still be in business! All that hate on Gamestop and they're one of the few retailers approved to KEEP SELLING USED GAMES! lol I thought the whole point of the DRM was to put Gamestop out of the business?
gamestop should just stop supporting xbox one
it's bad on both ends. someone will lose out.alot of game developers shut their doors this gen.not enough sales,without them gamestop wouldn't even be in business so.i can understand why this is happening and i agree they are taking it a lil to far.but to see zipper close their doors or sony let them go because of low sales was a sad day for me.they did change the game too much for their fans but i wish they got another shot at it.THQ went down too.so darksiders,UFC developer lost their jobs.not all games deserve to sell million's of copies(crappy games,4hourgames)but to the developer that really put the heart into their games only to 500,000 copies and have to shut their doors is just as sad as gamestop employee losing their job.
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