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I Don't know what gamestop is thinking. They're not big enough to hurt PS4 sales alone.
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There isn't any real basis for these "no used game" rumors.
Sony, of all people, I don't believe care much about used games or even game sharing to begin with. You always have been, and still can, share PSN accounts with multiple systems even in completely different homes and install network games willy-nilly. Upon contacting Sony, they will tell you that they do not have anything that says that you can't. I would know, because I have contacted them lol

Even the new Xbox not having used games (which was a rumor a few months back, but you know: this being Sony it's a BIG deal so people blow up) doesn't make sense either. It's just a rumor, MS and Sony have never said anything negative about them, so before judging I'd wait.
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Just because the ppl of online communities think "So?" doesn't mean everyone does. If I was a betting man, i'd be more than willing to say a good 3/4+ of console sales are through brick and mortar stores, and w/ gamestop being the largest video game store franchise out there, they WILL suffer. And rightfully so. Honestly i'd say the only ppl who win in this are pirates, because without the ability to trade around physical media, even MORE people are going to get into hacking their consoles and pirating the games.
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Just because the ppl of online communities think "So?" doesn't mean everyone does. If I was a betting man, i'd be more than willing to say a good 3/4+ of console sales are through brick and mortar stores, and w/ gamestop being the largest video game store franchise out there, they WILL suffer. And rightfully so. Honestly i'd say the only ppl who win in this are pirates, because without the ability to trade around physical media, even MORE people are going to get into hacking their consoles and pirating the games.

Lol, just because Gamestop might not be selling PS4s will not effect sales. People will just go to a different store or order one online. The only store this will hurt is Gamestop.
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Just because the ppl of online communities think "So?" doesn't mean everyone does. If I was a betting man, i'd be more than willing to say a good 3/4+ of console sales are through brick and mortar stores, and w/ gamestop being the largest video game store franchise out there, they WILL suffer. And rightfully so. Honestly i'd say the only ppl who win in this are pirates, because without the ability to trade around physical media, even MORE people are going to get into hacking their consoles and pirating the games.

They're just so many other places to get PS4's from though. For instance my gamestop is right next to a Walmart, so all I have to do is walk 50 feet, and their is also a K-mart on the way to gamestop from my house. You also have best buy, target, sears. They're just to many places that will sell PS4's. Gamestop will hurt themselves more.
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Just because the ppl of online communities think "So?" doesn't mean everyone does. If I was a betting man, i'd be more than willing to say a good 3/4+ of console sales are through brick and mortar stores, and w/ gamestop being the largest video game store franchise out there, they WILL suffer. And rightfully so. Honestly i'd say the only ppl who win in this are pirates, because without the ability to trade around physical media, even MORE people are going to get into hacking their consoles and pirating the games.

Ha.. This is definitely not the case.. There are so many other big stores that come to mind before GameStop.. Especially for non-educated customers..
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I don't know why so many people hate on game stop I bought resident evil revalations used for like 20 bucks off gamefly and bought MW3 from my brother for like 20 bucks walked into gamestop traded them in and walked out with $57 dollars credit, 17 dollar profit( I know its credit but id use the money on games anyway) now all I have to do is wait til they have a buy 2 get 1 free sale and even more profit will come.

Yes gamestop rips people off but people are stupid for getting ripped off by them. People are also stupid for buying a 60 dollar game that goes to waste after 5 hours (usually). I always buy games used I just can't afford to let my money get wasted on something mediocre. also Gamefly is amazing for console gamers, unlimited game rentals for just a small fee each month. I would hate to see those businesses suffer because sony and microsoft wont allow used games. I'd also be pretty upset to see game prices go up to the 70 dollar range next gen which is highly likely.
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Gamestop will be the next blockbuster
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This would put Gamefly out of business as well.
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theres alot of could in this world
i could be doing something active
i could be smarter
i could are more or less
i could, but i wont
gamestop could sell there assests and have 1 or 2 rich owners now, instead of 2 or 10 years from now when everything is all digital.
gamestop could, not sell the ps4, then they loose there market share with sony, cause sony could and should deny them psp stuff, and acessories, and so forth
gamestop could not sell the ps4, then they would loose all that money from selling millions of consoles, and all the games still and what not.
if gamestop things its pre-owned is doing well its not, in winnipeg (where i live) they sell used games for the same price, to litterally 1-2 dollars less then NEW, so no one buys new, and they give flip all for credit for a new game.

What assets does Gamestop have?
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