How Important Are Used Games To You?

Everyone seems very interested in the pre-owned game debates, so we have to assume it's an important issue. But not all gamers get the appeal.

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NameRemoved00171947d ago (Edited 1947d ago )

Honestly after switching to PC I could care less. I haven't been in a Gamestop for 4+ years other than to buy steam gift cards and I'm loving it.

dedicatedtogamers1947d ago

Towards the middle/end of every generation, I tend to pick up a lot of games to round out my collection. Typically, the best (or only) way to find a lot of these games is via a second-hand store. I've done this since the SNES era (remember Babbages and Electronic Boutique?).

So, I'm not the kid buying a used copy of CoD two weeks after it launches. I'm just trying to add to my collection of games.

xBigxBossx1947d ago

I agree. My motto is I only buy games that I am 100% sold on. I buy a lot of games this past year alone. Deus ex, the last of us, ni no kuni, dragons dogma, MGS HD, NHL 13, and max Payne. But games that I'm interested in have to be worth that 60

CyberSentinel1947d ago (Edited 1947d ago )

Not important to me at all. I don't sell my games or buy them used. I have 2 catergory of game purchases 1.) "must have" these are day one buys. 2.) "Other" for other games I will wait for a sale or price drop. It may be a month, or three, or even a year, but eventually I will get the game when it is at a price I feel is fair for that game.

no_more_heroes1947d ago

Exactly. I never buy used games, always new. If I don't want the game enough to buy it brand-spanking new, I'm not buying it at all.

Brand-spanking new doesn't always mean $60 though, that's what Amazon's for. Buy it new, but at a discounted price. If it's a game I simply can't do without (as will be the case for Mario and Luigi Dream Team, Halo 5 and KH3), then there's no question I'm paying full price for it. Absolutely everything else can wait.

KillrateOmega1947d ago (Edited 1947d ago )

Eh, it's not the most important thing to me. If I got some extra money just burning a hole in my pocket, I'll go out a buy a used game or two.

The reason that I raised a fuss about MS's previous policies concerning them is because, while it may not be the most important thing to me, I know it's important to others. I like to try to think about more than just myself.

Excalibur1947d ago (Edited 1947d ago )

For me I'd say it fairly important.

At the beginning of my 360 and PS3's life I bought everything new and never traded anything in but then over the years catching wise to how some if not more of the majority of developers would pull scams with their 5 hour campaigns, tacked on Multi-player, bugs in their games,their over priced shoddy DLC's and rip-off season passes I began to buy more used and trade in my new bought games quicker so I could re-coop some of my cash.

When it comes right down to it the Developers need to take a step back and look at themselves as to why the used game market exists.

I can tell you this, you make a game I can sink my teeth into, that has tons of re-playability and awesome DLC I'll keep it so long it won't be worth trading in, it all up to you, stop blaming us.

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