Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
October 1, 2014
arrowPress Releases
October 1, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


GameStop: Next-gen consoles will support used games
GameStop: Next-gen consoles will support used games
June 6, 2012 | By Mike Rose

June 6, 2012 | By Mike Rose
Comments
    2 comments
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing



Video game retailer GameStop believes that the next generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft will allow for retail trade-ins and used game sales, despite rumors to the contrary.

As part of an investor meeting with analyst firm Baird Equity Research, the company said that the new consoles will support used games, with no systems in place to lock out used game sales.

GameStop is looking to boost its ongoing financial results through expanded used game sales, along with a strong line-up of game titles for the rest of the year, including for Nintendo's Wii U.

Colin Sebastian from Baird Equity believes that the next consoles from Sony and Microsoft will arrive in late 2013, and will focus on innovation in online services over significant graphical improvements.

Flexible revenue models are on the cards, he said, with systems in place to allow free-to-play games with micro-transactions.


Related Jobs

Shield Break Studios
Shield Break Studios — Costa Mesa, California, United States
[10.01.14]

Senior Engineer
Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft Studio
Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft Studio — Cary, North Carolina, United States
[10.01.14]

Sr. Gameplay Engineer
Xaviant
Xaviant — Cumming, Georgia, United States
[10.01.14]

Lead VFX Artist
Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft Studio
Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft Studio — Cary, North Carolina, United States
[10.01.14]

Sr. Level Designer










Comments


Troy Walker
profile image
"believes" is a long way away from "reality"


If I were GameStop, I would not want to bet my future revenue on guesswork... look at blockbuster, they facebustered thinking that streaming was a fad.

Andrea Shubert
profile image
Other suggested headlines: "Next-gen consoles will not actively prevent the use of used games." or "Next-gen consoles will not violate the First Sale Doctrine (that much)." or "Next-gen console-makers recognize market realities."

By listing used games as something "to support" it makes it ok for them to stop supporting it. You know, like OtherOS.


none
 
Comment: