Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Sunday April 22, 2012

An Interesting Argument Against Buying Used Video Games

There are pros and cons of the battle of reselling video games, which breaks down to the basics of ownership against production factions. In a nutshell, the designers and producers of video games are against resell because they claim it hurts profits and makes production costs rise. The video game owners claim the games are overpriced to begin with and reselling the games helps offset the initial cost. Is this the chicken and the egg all over again or would this be the irresistible force against the immovable object? The next generation of gaming consoles may tell the tale.

Braben goes so far as to claim that used games are actually responsible for high game prices and that "prices would have come down long ago if the industry was getting a share of the resells."