So we had the chance (with xbox one) to be able to give our money to the developers more than once. And be awarded for that, but we all had an uproar about it "NOOOOOOO I DON'T WAN TO HAVE TO ONLY BE ABLE TO TRADE MY GAMES ONLINE WITH THE DEVS" etc. So now basically whats happened is we give the developer's about 20 dollars per copy of the game they make. And they never make another penny from that copy of that game they spent 3 years making.
Then you get scumbag companies like Gamestop etc, buying a game for 20 dollars, selling it for 70 dollars. the guy finishes the game and a week later trades it back in. he get's 22 dollars back for the game. So now gamestop have paid 42 dollars for the one copy of the game, but when they sell it agains, they sell it for 65. so theyve made 135 dollars from 1 copy. In 3 years time, just as an example. That 1 single copy of just 1 single game could have been sold back to them and resold 10 times, for just one copy. and every few months, the trade in price goes down.. 22 dollars, 18 dollars, 15, 8 etc. while the resale price doesn't drop nearly as quickly. so in 3 years they'll still be selling that game for 45 dollars, and only giving you 6 dollars of a trade in. So with the 10 trades of that 1 single game, they've probably made about 500 dollars profit... from 1 game.
Why doesn't the developer get any of this money? Its crazy.
I went into Gamestop (im in ireland) and Red Dead Redemption is STILL €24.99. I counted and there's 17 copies of it on the preowned shelf. 17 copies at 24.99. Instead of selling an old game for 14.99 and selling 17 of them, they sell maybe 1 or 2 of them for 24.99. There's games like colin mcrae dirt 1 in there still at 24.99. but they'll only give you 3 euro on the trade in. Basically im calling these guys out for being Gangsters.
Also how F*CKING DARE they sell you a new game for €70 (about $90). then give a guy 22 for it when he trades it back in a few days later. and then resell it for €65!!! How the hell do they get away with selling you a pre-owned copy of a game. Where the codes have been used and you probably can't play it online (basically losing 50% of the game's functionality) for €5 less than a brand new game. Is there no law's or regulations? They seem to be able to do what they want. And noone seems to call them out on it.
my last comment is digital games. Im a ps3 owner. i went online to purchase GT6, as i thought "no box, no book, no shipping, no middlemen etc, it'll be about €39.99.. SEVENTY euro... like €70... these people should be put in prison.
Because BF4 is out, i wanted to rebuy BF3 to play for a while, while im waiting to get my PS4. They raised the price of a 3-4 year olf game to €59.99. BF3 on PSN store is €60 again.
Im telling you i don't understand how all these people don't get put into prison as it's nothing short of extorsion.