GameStop is pressuring Microsoft not to block used games
As I have discussed in an editorial a few days ago, if Microsoft went ahead with the blocking of used games, it would hurt businesses such as GameStop, which make around 50% of their income off of the used game industry. I also stated that GameStop would take serious actions if this actually happened, and today it seems as though GameStop might have listened, actually warning Microsoft against the banning of used games. I also commented on that same article that a user would see any other system that allows for the playing of used games, such as the Wii U, to be a superior one.
“We can tell console makers how many people want a particular feature on their console and we can share with software manufacturers what type of games do people want to play”
J. Paul Raines, CEO of GameStop
“We know the desire to purchase a next-generation console would be significantly diminished if new consoles were to prohibit playing pre-owned games, limit portability, or not play new physical games,”
GameStop spokesman Matt Hodges