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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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.

I don't know where you live, but at least in my hometown there's two Gamestops and at least one smaller used games shop. And we are barely in the top10 of biggest cities in Finland. Surely has killed off many of the smaller stores, but there are still quite a few left. They just don't usually advertise very much.

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