Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
January 27, 2015
arrowPress Releases
January 27, 2015
PR Newswire
View All






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


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

July 27, 2012 | By Tom Curtis
Comments
    27 comments
More: Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing



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.


Related Jobs

Obsidian Entertainment
Obsidian Entertainment — Irvine, California, United States
[01.27.15]

UI/UX Artist
Obsidian Entertainment
Obsidian Entertainment — Irvine, California, United States
[01.27.15]

Engine Programmer
Obsidian Entertainment
Obsidian Entertainment — Irvine, California, United States
[01.27.15]

Server Programmer
Obsidian Entertainment
Obsidian Entertainment — Irvine, California, United States
[01.27.15]

VFX Artist









Loading Comments

loader image