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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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.

Sorry, but you were clearly speaking for the entire nation as a whole, when you couldn't possibly know the prices for every game in every used game store in the nation.

And it does indeed vary greatly based on the local economy. In the rural town where I grew up, used prices are much closer to retail. In the metro area where I live now, less than 50 miles from my hometown, the prices for used games (and CDs and DVDs) is very competitive.

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