quote: I hope they do kill the used game market. I despise the used game market because it’s one of the reasons new games are so expensive
quote: Secondly, the Xbox: I hope they do kill the used game market. I despise the used game market because it’s one of the reasons new games are so expensive. It’s also one of the big reasons the PC game market has gone south, because companies like GameStop quit pushing them as there’s no used market for PC games for them to rape again and again, and there hasn’t been for a while. Consoles aren’t killing the used market; they’re catching up to the PC and doing what should have been done a long time ago, killing GameStop. GameStop preys on children who want new games but have crappy allowances and can’t buy online without their parent’s help, so they buy the kid’s old games and a complete steal (5 to 10 bucks if you’re lucky) and then mark them up to 20-30 bucks and resell them. I’d rather just buy a new game for 40 bucks, but you can’t because the used game market squelches so many potential sales that the new game market has to raise their prices to compensate. As a developer and a consumer… screw that!