Would the end of second hand sales really be that bad for you ?
As a pc gamer who is used to the digital market, this backlash does suprise me
As with what for sure would be a rocky transition period in the long term it can profit a lot more
The upsides of a digital market
As you can see on digital platforms on the PC, take for instance Steam Gog Gamersgate Greenmangameing
We as PC gamers have a wide range of games we can pick up for a huge discount, this opens me up for getting more games then i would get if i was buyign second hand where its usually just 5$ cheaper as the big retail chains look into makeing as mutch profit as possible, as they have a limited stock, for where instead the digital shops look for as mutch sales, as they arent limited to how mutch second hands they get handed in
Why support big retail companies that you claim to hate, Instead of the developers that you love ?
On just about any of the forum threads we see about gamestop, a story that is not in my country so i cant really join in on
The majority of the ppl who comment most of them seem to have a clear hatred for companys like Gamestop.
Jet now the digital market on console's is riseing more and more, the same ppl who hate Gamestop are now activly defending it any going full out on microsoft for a system that would allow them to see a cut of the game sales where they and the developers will see NOTHING off
Ofcourse there is a lot of confusion about how this system is in place, and if they do make it so that gamers turn up to pay the extra price they really are doing it wrong and they do deserve the backlash for it
But instead of complaining about the system in a whole, the message that should be clear is that a system where a cut without the customer paying extra goes to the publishers and developers go, is what should be made clear to companys as microsoft or sony
At the end of the day, it are retailers like gamestop who are activly pushing for second hand sales and try drive as mutch customers away from first hand sales, and as mutch as we might think the big publishers are greedy and want max profit, this current system is really hurting them financially
this is a reason why dlc system is being pushed so hard.
Thrusting console developers
When it comes down to a digital focused market it is about if you thrust those who provide it
And as a pc gamer this is something i can relate to.
I do not thrust EA to do the digital market the right way, its the reason i dont use origin
Its a matter if you thrust microsoft or Sony
And with a 500gb harddrive from microsoft and a clear desire to push a digital market i really am suprised.
Because if we look past the other controversial stuff around the xbox one, on the rising digital market for consoles they are pushing, and the forced installs, the size of this harddrive is really small
But for the many Sony fans, if you love the company so mutch and you want the ps4 so mutch, then why do you struggle for a market that is going to benefit you in the long term ? do you infact not thrust them to do this the right way, or do you care so mutch about the ability to resell youre copy once you got it for 50bucks instead of 60 that you can resell and not have the developers who made that great game see a single dime back, that you would ignore future offering where you can get youre hands on deals with are by far a lot better then Gamestop, a company you claim to hate offers you, and actually have youre money end up in the hands of those who made these great games possible ?