Originally Posted by -Apocalypse-
Originally Posted by redxmaverick
But with console you can buy used games cheap then resell them back for nearly the same amount you purchased it for. You can also take advantage of Gamestop's used game policy and return the game within a week of purchase. I used both these options as a college student to save money while getting my gaming fix. Essentially I'm playing games for "free".
And you think that isn't detrimental to the industry and by extension any games that you would buy in the future?
This is very much no different than:
1. car manufacturers saying that used cars are eating into their new car sales
2. contractors saying that used house sales are eating into their new house sales
I could go on, but this line of logic is quite horrible. Yes, it is true it is eating into new game sales (at least somewhat). I will ignore how Nintendo basically says "you have so many used games because your games are not good and ours are." while Nintendo has the lowest used game market of the big 3 while MS has the highest, however.
This line of logic basically can open up a slippery slope somewhat. Microsoft is basically asking for the right to dictate customer behavior through the use of artificially limiting factors. The reason why people don't want to buy new games as opposed to giving them reasons to buy new games over used ones, or to give them reasons to not sell their old games to Gamestop for $5 is because the games are not viewed as being worth the asking price. It is simple supply and demand. You do not see people selling Nehalems, GTX 500, HD6000s for $5, because they are worth more than that to people. You see people spend $1000 on Titan because some people think it is worth it. Others will buy these used and others will buy cheaper ones.
However Microsoft seems to want to limit prices as well as stop people from buying used anything.
It's pretty scary if a company is trying to fix the shortcomings of their product ecosystem by forcing them to give things up they have always had as opposed to giving them reasons to stop doing the behavior they Microsoft doesn't want.
If anything this is where the outrage should be. It is like a large car company saying that you can only let your family drive your car, you can't sell it, and that you have to check in every day to make sure no one else is driving your car.