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Matty wrote:Where as no consumer benefits from this debacle.
Fireslide wrote:I have no issue with businesses like EB being destroyed in much the same way I don't feel bad that video rental stores are being destroyed, nor do I mind that countless other businesses and industries with outdated business models have been and will continue to be destroyed by advances in technology.
blymn wrote:So you would think but there is a flip side to that - most of the time people trade in games to buy a new release game. If that avenue is closed off then some may not buy a new game at all which means less first sales of new games. Also, a lot of the people that buy secondhand games may not buy a new game because they either can't or don't want to pay the full price and are content/resigned to waiting for it to come up secondhand for a discount.
So, rather than forcing more people to buy new games it may, in fact, have just the opposite effect or even increase the piracy rate.
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