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Old 05-25-2013, 10:40 AM   #1
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Gamestop's Stock Drops with the Xbox One Announcement

And so it begins. Microsoft, as many of you know, just had a press junket about the Xbox One and we learned about the new policies (somewhat) of used games and the online properties of the system. This is causing fear in the GS stock market as MS is attempting to cut off the market of used gaming and dictate what and how much and even if you can trade games. I'm not a fan, not a fan at all. Even as people hate Gamestop (a hate that is often deserved) I'm thinking of the bigger implications of this. This would mean that we are moving closer to rigged gaming economy and would hurt not just GS but other smaller retailers as well.

But I want to know what you guys think about this.

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Old 05-25-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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MS aren't cutting off trade-ins completely, they're just making your games worth less, and the price they're sold at higher. So it's ruining it, but not killing it.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:00 AM   #3
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I just have issues with them dictating with how the used economy is going to work. I understand profits are what matter but the way that the system is being set up is looking more customer unfriendly. I know that it is not being completely killed off but I just see becoming more of an issue and it is coming closer to killing used games.
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They already said it can play second-hand games, but considering the fees, it's definitely going to turn a lot of people off.

Like Konata said, it'll hurt used games, but it won't outright kill it

And even then, GS still has the Wii U and PS4 games they can make money off of
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I'm getting the feeling that the Xbox One is trying to corner a very specific part of the market and maybe that along with name recognition will carry the system. However, with some of the other policies, the somewhat consistent required internet connection being a big one, and this practice on used games it is hard to predict how well it will do.
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GameStop should just to choose not to carry the system or its games.
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Internal rumbling are saying that's a possibility. Unless they can strike up some type of deal.
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Internal rumbling are saying that's a possibility. Unless they can strike up some type of deal.
More than likely there's a ton of that going on as we speak, between Microsoft (probably Sony, too) and various retailers, developers, publishers, etc. Especially the way news related to used games keeps getting confirmed and then changed after HUGELY negative consumer reaction... Hah, one thing's for sure: This is already proving to be one interesting and entertaining console war.
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GameStop should just to choose not to carry the system or its games.
Sales are sales. Anybody can carry a new system or a new game, and that includes GameStop. Their focus is more on used inventory than new; it's a business model that keeps them unique from other larger retailers.

So if anything GS will carry new games and the system; I doubt it'd be any bigger than the Wii U games area though.
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So if anything GS will carry new games and the system; I doubt it'd be any bigger than the Wii U games area though.
I wish the Wii U area would grow. There's a couple of games I want but they're never in stock. It's as if they want the console to fail.
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