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PS3 world news. Bethesda notes that used games are a serious problem

#251king_maddenPosted 4/19/2013 2:25:44 PM
ThePCElitist posted...
kcypher2000 posted...
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Devs don't get rewarded enough for their hard work as long as there are cheap people out there who are willing to save 5 bucks just to get a game used.


Uh what?

So you're saying that that anytime anyone buys anything used, the original makers don't get their fair share? No thats just stupid, they got their money the first time the product was purchased.


Wow some people are stupid. Devs dont get anythin for the second transaction genius. Used game sold means one less new game that could have been sold. Cant believe this needs to be explained.


You make no valid point. They already made money off of that same copy that was resold. If the individual wants a new copy then they would buy a new copy.


thats the thing, a lot of people would buy new, if there was no used. a lot of people buy used ONLY because its cheaper, if new were to get slightly cheaper not long after release, people would buy that.

cant say that they wouldnt.
#252chrcolPosted 4/20/2013 6:45:20 AM
Once a game is made the manufacturing costs are tiny.

A game can be sold for $5 and it is profitable.

If publishers are unhappy with dev costs then all they need to do is reduce dev budgets.
#253Jinzo 111887Posted 4/20/2013 1:05:38 PM
From: king_madden | #251
thats the thing, a lot of people would buy new, if there was no used. a lot of people buy used ONLY because its cheaper, if new were to get slightly cheaper not long after release, people would buy that.

cant say that they wouldnt.

Or they buy used out of spite for companies that have pushed their luck too far. I get the feeling some people buy Capcom's games preowned because they're upset over them canceling Mega Man Legends 3. Heck, I get the feeling some people buy preowned out of spite for companies who are using anti-used game practices. Kind of blows up in their face right there.
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#254king_maddenPosted 4/20/2013 10:44:24 PM
Jinzo 111887 posted...
From: king_madden | #251
thats the thing, a lot of people would buy new, if there was no used. a lot of people buy used ONLY because its cheaper, if new were to get slightly cheaper not long after release, people would buy that.

cant say that they wouldnt.

Or they buy used out of spite for companies that have pushed their luck too far. I get the feeling some people buy Capcom's games preowned because they're upset over them canceling Mega Man Legends 3. Heck, I get the feeling some people buy preowned out of spite for companies who are using anti-used game practices. Kind of blows up in their face right there.


the gamers who do things out of "spite", or personal hate are the minority. the vast majority doesnt frequent boards and get into the politics of the video gaming industry to that degree where they do things out of spite. like how many people hate EA online, yet their games continue to sell millions.