Tag Archive: used games

Wal-Mart beefs up its used game business

Wal-Mart, which took the plunge into the used video game business in March, is leveling up. The retailer on Tuesday announced the launch of a certified preowned program in 1,700 stores nationwide, finally… Continue reading

Walmart jumps into the game trade-in business

Retailer launching large-scale program at 3,100 US stores, aims to disrupt second-hand market While a few competitors have tried to make inroads over the years, when it comes to the better-than-$2 billion per… Continue reading

Walmart squares off against GameStop over used games

Look out GameStop. Here comes Walmart. The world’s largest retailer has announced plans to begin offering store credit — good for anything it sells — for used video games. The program starts March 26 in… Continue reading

Got a game you don’t want? Here’s what to do

You told your relatives you already had a copy of Grand Theft Auto V. You made it very clear to Santa that you didn’t own a Wii U, so there was no need… Continue reading

Sony wins fans, regains cred at memorable E3 press conference

Game. Set. Match? Sony did something very un-Sony like at its E3 press conference this year: it went into ferocious attack mode, identifying every one of the Xbox One’s perceived weaknesses and exploiting… Continue reading

Report: Microsoft to get cut of used game sales on Xbox One

The fate of used games on the Xbox One continues to get murkier. While Microsoft has confirmed its new console will support used games, the methods behind that process have been somewhat confusing… Continue reading

Xbox One: The unanswered questions

There were a lot of fancy features showcased in Tuesday’s unveiling of the Xbox One, but there were plenty of unanswered questions as well. That was to be expected, of course. With E3 looming… Continue reading

Xbox One will play used games, but it might cost you

Since the rumormongers starting whispering about Microsoft’s next-generation console over a year ago, one of the most controversial topics has been the fate of used games. Some reports said the system would make it… Continue reading

EA drops controversial online pass codes

Electronic Arts was the first company to institute the online pass. It was, at the time, a revolutionary idea that allowed the publisher to make money from used game sales. Now, it’s walking… Continue reading

New Video Game Consoles Are Hurting GameStop

Were this any other transition period for the video game industry, GameStop stock would be soaring these days. Instead, the stock has been largely flat — climbing less than one point year to… Continue reading