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GameStop looking to resell digital games
GameStop looking to resell digital games
July 27, 2012 | By Tom Curtis

July 27, 2012 | By Tom Curtis
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Major retailer GameStop has been a leading proponent of the used game business for quite some time, and now the company's trying to find a way to move that practice online so it can resell games purchased via digital platforms.

In a recent interview with Gamespot, company CEO Paul Raines said the firm has already begun researching a number of ways to make used digital game sales a reality.

"There are some technologies out there in Europe, and weve looked at a couple that are involved. Were interested; its not a meaningful business yet. Right now were not seeing that as a huge market, but I think were on the leading edge," Raines said.

The very concept of reselling digital games is without a doubt a bit unconventional, but it just might be within the realm of possibility. Earlier this month, a European court declared that used software sales are, in fact, protected by law.

If it all pans out, this market could prove a huge boon for GameStop, as used sales are an essential pillar to the company's business. During its 2011 fiscal year, for instance, used game products brought in $2.6 billion in sales, making up 27 percent of the company's overall revenue.


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