What is your ratio of new to used games bought this gen?

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#1 Jimsmith757
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I have probably bought 1 or 2 new games but I have bought over 10 used games. New games would be Call of Duty 4 and Grand Theft Auto 4. My ratio is for every new game I buy, I buy 10 used games.
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#2 Tokeism
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Zero used games, +100 new games.
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#3 whiskeystrike
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Maybe about 5 or so total? Over a hundred new.

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#4 masterpinky2000
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I'd say for me it's been about 50-50, maybe 60-40 new to used. I buy lots of sports games new, along with AAA titles (Uncharted, God of War, Bioshock, etc.), but I get a lot of titles that are a little less heralded used to try out, or older games where the used prices are dirt cheap.

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#5 The_Last_Ride
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95% of my games are new, but when i look for older games i buy them used
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#6 Jackc8
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About 10:1 new vs. used.

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#7 Namgis
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60% used. The 'new' ones were all at a steep discount.

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#8 ojugyujxsygrh
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Probably around 3 used for every new.

People always bring up gamestop and used games.

Quite frankly if you buy or sell your used games with gamestop, you're an idiot. They can be bought much cheaper, and sold much higher on amazon and ebay.

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#9 Granny_Spanked
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50/50
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#11 Spartan_N7
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16 to 15
New to Used

In general, I never care whether I buy the game used or not. As long as the disc is in good condition, and the case/manual are included then I'll buy it. Although, if I see a game for $60 new and a used copy for $55 (Lookin at you Gamestop), then I'll buy the new.

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#12 ShepardCommandr
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Probably around 300 new games(steam sales included) and only 3 used ps3 games.(nier,bayonetta,resonance of fate)

So let's say 100:1(new:used)

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#13 NexApex
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99% new - that last 1% is if I can't find a new copy.

Nothing like opening up a freshly wrapped video game :)

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#14 Archangel3371
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Every game that I purchased this gen has been new. Even in previous gens I very rarely ever purchased used games, it was only done if it was very last option. I will always go for the new copy regardless of price difference.
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#15 shellcase86
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About 2:1. For every one new game I buy, I'll probably have bought 2 used games.

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#16 Jehuty08
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100+ new

have a used copy of vanquish, but that was a christmas gift.

 

last used game that I bought was P4 back in 2009, and that was only because i couldnt find a new copy in stores anywhere

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#17 LoG-Sacrament
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probably like 10 new for every 1 used. i have traded in a lot of games though. if i don't like a game, i'll usually trade it in for some store credit towards the next game i want to try. after a couple bad trade ins last generation, i never sell back games i like.

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#18 YoshiYogurt
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For consoles/handhelds only: I probably by a used game for every new game I get. If we're counting retro games, I've bought more of those than any current gen games.
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#19 zeroyaoi
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With the exception of two(maybe three) games that were out of print/rare, everything I bought was new.
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#20 Shadowchronicle
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About 60% of them are new and the other 40% I bought used because they were easier to get/find used. I always look for sales when going for new games.
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#21 starwarsjunky
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probably 15-20% are used. blocking them is unacceptable to me.
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#22 blueboxdoctor
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I'd say half and half.  Depends what kind of sales are happening.  Some games I could only find used (i.e. Alice Madness Returns).  Sometimes games are cheaper new sometimes cheaper used, just depends on the store most of the time and then I go with the cheaper option.  Some big games this year I got day 1, such as Tomb Raider, Bioshock, and The Last of Us.  Games I'm not sure on I'll get used, as Gamestop lets you return them within 7 days.

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#23 WhiteKnight77
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As everything I have bought recently is of the digital download variety, everything is new. Besides, that is the only way you can buy PC games.

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#24 SoNin360
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Including gifts, digital copies, and new copies bought off eBay, probably at least a 2:1 New to Used ratio, if not more. As far as full priced new that I actually purchased, much, much lower.
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#25 gameboy343
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i think i bought like 3 used games. i did however buy a ton of new games really really cheap some even as low as like 5$.

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#26 Goyoshi12
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I haven't bought any games this year but overall?

100%-New

0%-Used

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#27 Vari3ty
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A lot more new games. Probably at least a 10/1 ratio if not higher. 

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#28 JimmiCottam
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Out of my collection of 18 PS3 titles, the ratio of used:new is 4:5 The reason being, the used copies were dirt cheap!
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#29 MirkoS77
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All new unless I can't find them new, then used.  Or if I really disagree with a publisher's direction or practices, I'll buy their games used.

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#30 EvilSelf
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I'd say 70 - 30/new - used ratio...

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#31 SaudiFury
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+90% new. primarily because i can afford it and i wanna support developers. 

 

there is one used game i've bought where i felt bad that i did and that was Spec Ops : The Line, and i'd be willing to paypal them the amount for the game to them if i knew how to do it. 

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#32 Blueresident87
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New: Many

Used: Less than many

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#33 t1striker
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maybe around 3 or 4 used, next holy crap I that's a lot of money or around 75+ new.

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#34 Rattlesnake_8
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I've probably bought about 20-30 new games and 20-30 used. If it's a game I need to get day 1 I buy it new. Otherwise I'll buy it used, unless I see it on sale and then i'll pick it up new.
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#35 coasterguy65
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Probably about 80% new and 20% used.

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#36 kaealy
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100% new besides a lot of retro like SNES and NES (which doesn't really count in my opinion).
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#37 cfisher2833
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Being a primarily PC only player, I haven't stepped foot in a gamestop in years. You **** should be ashamed of yourselves for buying used. You're worse than pirates, because at least pirates don't use the devs' server space. :P

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#38 Gamefan1986
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Probably around 3 used for every new.

People always bring up gamestop and used games.

Quite frankly if you buy or sell your used games with gamestop, you're an idiot. They can be bought much cheaper, and sold much higher on amazon and ebay.

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Or, you know, people may just not feel like making an account, putting up an ad, hoping the thing sells, then waiting to get paid for it, then taking it down to the post office to mail it when they just wanted to use the money to put toward a new game.

Yea you don't get quite as much money selling to Gamestop as you would privately, but that's true when you sell anything to any business.

Plus, on top of that, if you wait for some good trade in offers, the credit you get at Gamestop isn't really all that bad. Last game I took there was like a year or two old and I got more than $30 for it.

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#39 Yama
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Roughly 70:30 I'd say.

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#40 Darkmoone1
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I'd say for every 1 used game I bought I also snagged 7 new games.