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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Morgan
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2005-06-29

Obviously it's not the same everywhere in the U.S. It's a big country, remember? Where I live (just outside of Atlanta, GA) I've snapped up used Xbox 360 games for as low as $5-$15, and that's at GameStop of all places. And I'm not talking boring yearly sports releases or games that are useless without DLC. I recently got the last two Final Fantasy games for $16 total out the door.

Old Playstation, PS2, and Gameboy Advance games are even cheaper. If I hit the stores at the right time I can get some of the best titles for those platforms for under $5 each. I even managed to get a great Nintendo DS game that had been out for less than six months for $18. Retail for that game was still at $40, so it was less than half price.

Of course, all of this is anecdotal, but then so was your comment. My point being, just because it's a certain way for you in your specific area doesn't mean it's a nationwide experience, and certainly not worldwide.

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