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Wallets Shrink, Used Game Market Grows

January 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Over the last year we’ve seen developers scrambling to find “value add” features to new game purchases. Their goal is to convince the customer to buy new instead of used because developers don’t see a penny from a used game sale. While GameStop sees 48% profit margins from the used game market developers struggle to […]

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Developer Wants License Keys For Console Games

August 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

UK developer David Braben from Frontier Developments believes smaller development studios are in the worse position when it comes to re-sale of “pre-owned” video games. Since a developer only gets their cut of the profits when a game is sold new, pre-owned titles allow gamers to play games without paying the developer for the effort. […]

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Tags: Console Games · Editorial