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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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.

One thing that I haven't seen anyone mention is private sales of used games; we do not have any used-games chains like the Gamestop here in Finland, people mostly buy/sell such on the Finnish eBay-like site called I am actually aware of a single store selling used games and that's 500km away.

Now, I can see loads of used games on, like e.g. there's listings for Xbox360 - games starting as low as 4€/pop! But if you are required to contact Microsoft for every game sold and the buyer must also pay £35 just to active what he/she has bought no one will bother anymore, it'll literally be the death of used-game sales here!

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