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Publishers want a slice of used game market

grigory (512747) writes | more than 5 years ago

Businesses 3

grigory (512747) writes "GameStop's business model depends on a healthy flow of used games: incredibly "[GameStop] enjoys a 48 percent profit margin on used games". Game publishers do not see a cut of the secondary sale because it falls under the first sale doctrine. Now, some publishers and manufacturers want a piece of the pie. "One marketing executive, who did not want to be identified for fear of angering GameStop and other retailers, said the used game sale market is still depriving publishers of money because it gives consumers an all-too-easy alternative to buying a new game." Interesting picture of companies fighting for your business, and (suprise!) complaining about being left out of the money stream."
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Now that... (1)

Jaysyn (203771) | more than 5 years ago | (#28213529)

.. is a big old pile of morons, right there! Whining is the first step, next comes the (backdoor) legislation followed by lawsuits.

Ha Ha Ha (1)

BatGnat (1568391) | more than 5 years ago | (#28216079)

They can "want" till the cows come home....Not gonna happen....

they want their cake..... (1)

jackchance (947926) | more than 5 years ago | (#28216575)

What they should do is cut the prices of their games as time goes by so that they can compete with the 2nd hand market.
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