Used games are a huge seller for retailers, a movement that companies like GameStop helped bring into the mainstream.
Amazon recently jumped on the bandwagon as did Wal-Mart with their used game kiosks.
Now, Best Buy is doing the same thing, also with kiosks. The upside is that they probably can’t offer you a trade in card and magazine when you take something in.
Read the full story at Gamasutra.
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Digital distribution. It’s coming. Sooner or later this will be the standard. The question, really, is when.
GameStop is betting that it will not happen for a while, according to an article by Ars Technica. Even if it does, GameStop feels that it can co-exist with our brick and mortar retailers.
Only time will tell, and I have quite a few friends who work in retail, so I would hate for them to all lose jobs in 10 years or so.
Check out the story here: Ars Technica
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