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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
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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.


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Troy Walker
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"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
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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.


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