Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Mar 2012 22:29 UTC
Games The rumour mill for the next generation of video game consoles has been churning out some juicy stuff these past few months. While Nintendo has laid most of its cards out on the table, Microsoft and Sony have remained tight-lipped, probably because their consoles are still seeing increased sales. So, we have to rely on rumours, and those rumours have one thing in common: Microsoft and Sony want to eliminate the used games market.
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by steogede2 on Thu 29th Mar 2012 00:55 UTC
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I would have thought that the used market is one of the things that is driving the new market (at least for bricks an mortar sales). Only way some people can justify buying a new game is by paying the reduced price they get for trading in an older game.

People aren't going to suddenly have more money to pay for games, and even if they are, most won't be willing to pay it. They can't expect that people will pay the same price for something that no longer has any resale value.

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