Lately there has been a lot of discussion in the industry about used games and the impact they have on developers and publishers. There is a lot of noise created with five different groups (consumers, retailers, licensors, publishers and developers) all having a stake in the fate of used games. The noise is compounded by claims made without numbers or facts to support them. Opinions run wild as there is seemingly no way to validate the claims coming from any side. All of the individual opinions make logical sense for each stakeholder, but there are no concessions from any side trying to come up with a solution that works for everyone involved.