Friday, May 31, 2013

If it's such a terrible business model...

Used games have been a pretty hot topic for a few years now.  Game developers claim that places like Gamestop and Best Buy are costing them millions by offering games used and at a discounted price.  But in the same breath, they will also claim that they can't make these offers themselves, because it's such a bad business model that they wouldn't make any money...

Wait, what?

If these companies are taking so much money out of your pockets, then why is it a bad business model?  If it's a bad business model, how are they supposedly (perhaps allegedly?) making so much money?  Is it just magic, or is there maybe something wrong with the big videogame developers' business models? No matter how you look at it, they want a bigger slice of the pie, and now they are seemingly trying to just take it.

See, they won't be bothered to open a business and give the existing used games franchises competition, they'd much rather just try to take it out on us.  Their customers.  Now, if you own a new system, and you want to still utilize used games, you're going to pay for it.  Twice.

I already knew that Microsoft was greedy.  I was unaware of the level of their avarice.  I'm beginning to get a good idea now.

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