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GameStop Interested in Digital Resales

GameSpot has an interesting quote from GameStop CEO Paul Raines, who describes their interest in getting into the (currently nonexistent) market for selling pre-owned digital content. "Its very interesting," he said. "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. There are a few companies, a few start-ups, out there that weve talked to that are doing this."

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18. Re: GameStop Interested in Digital Resales Jul 27, 2012, 00:29 NKD
 
loomy wrote on Jul 27, 2012, 00:11:
lol there are people here trying to justify why we should lose the right to own what we buy and do with it what we please. sorry chaps you'll have to strangle yourself alone, I won't be joining you.

It has nothing to do with some ethereal argument about rights, and everything to do with whether or not implementing a service to allow you to exercise that "right" would ultimately be helpful. It would not.

There isn't really a solid argument to be made that it would NOT decrease sales. In fact, proponents of this idea readily admit that it would do so.

Publishers would, by necessity, have to then de-emphasize initial "box sales" in their business model. That's not conjecture, that's business fact. If the well dries up, you go somewhere else. If box sales dry up, you go to cash shops, online DRM, monthly fees, non-transferable DLCs bought directly from publisher, and god knows what else.
 
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If you don't like where gaming is heading, stop giving your money to the people who are taking it in that direction.
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