Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th May 2013 17:26 UTC
Games So, the Xbox One disaster continues. Microsoft's policy for dealing with the used games market has reportedly leaked - and it's a clear and direct attack to destroy the used games market. Prices for used games will be set at the retail value of a new game, and retailers have to hook into Microsoft's computer systems and comply with Microsoft's terms and conditions.
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phoenix
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2005-07-11

The difference in price for a used game and a retail game is usually about $5, and usually a lot less - at least in the US. That $5 difference won't break my bank, but the difference in compensation for all but the largest developers can break their bank. On balance, with the reality of where used games' price points are (at least in my region), relative to full retail, this is BETTER for everyone except Game Stop, not worse.


Sucks to be you, then.

Around here, used games are around $20 CDN, sometimes more, sometimes less.

New games are rarely less than $50 CDN, unless you find them in the Bargain Bin, but that doesn't happen for 6-10 months after release.

Just because your region has expensive used games doesn't mean that's how it is everywhere.

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