Looked up some Gamestop trade values of bigger games of Holiday 2014 (so about 18 months old)
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfighter: $3.00
Assassin's Creed Unity: $3.00
Far Cry 4: $12.00
Middle Earth: Shadows over Mordor: $5
South Park: The Stick of Truth $3
Madden NFL 15: $2
It actually makes the 10% off the original price ($6) look like a good deal as long as you wait a year, lol
I think Microsoft takes a 30% cut or something on everything sold through the Xbox Store. So if they then give 10% back, they still make a profit and give you a reason to buy more.I understand the money isn't leaving their marketplace, but that's enough for nothing in return? I guess they have run the numbers on purchase habits when people have a store credit.
More insulting than the current 0%?Uh that's insulting. 10%?
30% minimum and I'd be down. I need to get rid of Evolve, I'll never touch it again.
I understand the money isn't leaving their marketplace, but that's enough for nothing in return? I guess they have run the numbers on purchase habits when people have a store credit.
Serious question what does MS gain from allowing you to sell back digital games?
Or do they think this will lead to more sales?
10% is low, but it's better than nothing, which is what you currently get for used digital games on all platforms.
That said, if I had to make a guess, the only reason Microsoft is even considering this is that they haven't given up on their all-digital console dream.
They're looking for the price at which people will except an all-digital, no-used-games Microsoft future, since the ability to sell used games is what people fought for the last time Microsoft failed with this push.
My guess for the way Microsoft wants this to go? They figure out a price for digital "resale" they think most of their audience will accept. They implement this price for all digital games you buy on Xbox.
Then at some point during one of their ".5" Xbox cycles, once they have introduced their yearly new models or whatever, they introduce an (optional) Xbox model that is all digital games, at a cheaper price. You save money on buying the box, but don't worry about the fact that it's all digital, because you can still "sell your used games" back to them. Hopefully, in Microsoft's eyes at least, this goes over fairly well, and two or three product cycles down the road, suddenly all the Xbox models are digital only.
Absolutely, 100% what is going on.
Yeah I couldn't imagine buying Halo 6 at 60 bucks and selling it back the same day for 6 dollars.
Hahaha, fuck off, 10%. Make it 75% and we'll talk. What an insulting proposal.
More insulting than the current 0%?
I guess I'm not getting some posts...maybe I'm not thinking clearly...but like, if you never touch it again as is then wouldn't $6 be better than the $0 you currently have for it wasting away on your account?
They're not losing money because whatever you get back you still have to spend it with them.
Still...that's far too low for money they aren't going to lose.