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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RE: Comment by jigzat
by Kochise on Fri 24th May 2013 17:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by jigzat"
Kochise
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2006-03-03

There is protecting, and there is robbing.

Protecting would imply using a 'token'-based system, the original user getting his original price paid back (minus some fee) and the second hand user getting the copy at a bargain price.

To sum it up, after each selling iteration, an original copy would generate 100%, 100-90+100=110%, 110-90+100=220%, ... (cost rounded and approximated)

Robbing is making almost 100% profit$$$ on each sales, that's to say 100%, 195%, 290%, 395%, ... profit on each originally sold copy.

Kochise

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RE[2]: Comment by jigzat
by jigzat on Tue 28th May 2013 18:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by jigzat"
jigzat Member since:
2008-10-30

truth, but a way of protecting their investment is actually charging more for those who actually pay, is the same logic some countries use for their taxes. But remember right now everything is a rumor, as someone says "It's the economy stupid" if they charge a lot people would simply not buy it, after all there is competition and they know that.

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