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Atari: Used Game Sales "Extremely Painful" quotes David Gardner, CEO of Atari, on the topic of used game sales, saying: "Obviously, it has economically been extremely painful for the industry... the publishers don't benefit," though this is preceded by the acknowledgement that "Second hand game sales represent consumer choice and desire" (he doesn't mention if sales of other products that don't belong to "the industry" are painful too). The article focuses on how Atari is looking to take advantage of a more "network centric" gaming environment to add value going forward, though for at least the next year they will continue to focus on sales of boxed product. They also quote Atari president Phil Harrison, who seems blasť, saying, "The games that have the embedded community, the embedded commerce, the extended, expandable experiences, are the one's that you would never want to trade, the one's you want to keep hold of. And that's perfectly in line with our future strategy so we're not that concerned about it."

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