Analyst: Blocking Used Games Will Mean Retailer Backlash

Tagged: GameStop, PlayStation 4, Software, Entertainment, Gaming
Source: Toms Guide - Read the full article
Posted: 2 years 3 weeks ago

"GameStop could ban the PlayStation 4 if it blocks the use of pre-owned games.

We already know that publishers and developers despise the second-hand market. They claim they're losing money because these consumers aren't purchasing the pricy, mint copies. Only the retailers are generating revenue from these used games and thus are driving prices of the retail versions upwards.

But some of us on the consumer side say we flock to used versions because new copies are just too damn expensive. We bought the hardware, and we should have the right to play second-hand copies..."