HMV Re/Play ~ Your thoughts

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HMV Re/Play ~ Your thoughts

Post by Gemini-Phoenix on Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:42 am

Last week HMV launched a new play & trade scheme for used games in some of their major high street stores, to rival GAME and GameStation, as well as the plethora of independant shops now selling used videogames.

The new scheme has had quite a quiet launch, and is only available in some stores at the moment. If all is successful, they plan on rolling the service out to all stores sometime in 2009. According to HMV, videogames are an ever growing medium, and account for a significant fraction of their income, with sales of music dropping and sales of games climbing.

Personally, I don't think it's a good idea. This sort of thing should be confined to the industry and the specialist game stores within. It's bad enough that HMV already sell unsealed 'New' games, so they are going to have to start selling sealed games to differenciate between new and used. They're already guilty of resealing Dvd's, so expect to see more resealed games doing the rounds as well. This has got to be bad for everyone involved

What are your thoughts?

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