Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

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."
Link to Original Source

cancel ×


Sorry! There are no comments related to the filter you selected.

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.
Check for New Comments
Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>