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Videogame retailer GameStop states Microsoft and Sony see "value" in used games
Posted: 22.05.2013 09:23 by Comments: 3
If there's a reason for gamers not to worry about being able to buy or sell used games without having a fee charged to them, GameStop has provided one, since the videogame retailer has made much of its profits in buying and selling them.

According to GameStop president Tony Bartel, [style=greyItalic]"All that Microsoft has said so far is that they've designed the Xbox One to enable customers to trade in and resell games. That's what I'm going with at this point. I think there's additional details they're going to reveal later on."

"I think that if you look at [Sony and Microsoft], both of them have come out and said 'Hey, we're going to support the transfer of games in trade-in and resale', I think that both of them see the value of that. They understand that consumers put a high value on the ability to transfer games and the ability to get that residual value out of games."[/style]

Indeed, it seems GameStop will do its part to "help" consumers make the leap to the next gen.

"You can be sure that GameStop is going to have a way to help our consumers that want to move to the next generation monetize their existing platforms that they have and use that to be able to turn into currency that they can use to afford the new systems," Bartel promised.

Microsoft's Phil Harrison laid out the way used games would work with the Xbox One earlier, though somewhat convolutedly.
Source: GameZone
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Comments

By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on May 22, 2013
SirRoderick
"All that Microsoft has said so far is that they've designed the Xbox One to enable customers to trade in and resell games."

Well that's not really true is it? They WERE enabled to do that, they have disabled the ability for them to do it without Microsoft supervision.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on May 22, 2013
danfreeman
And without having to pay Microsoft for a used game,you guys have killed your market guys,i see everywhere people moving to pc or ps 4.
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on May 22, 2013
HenoKutus
Both PC and PS4 defenitly!