Among a few issues that raised a bit of an outcry from core gamers in regards to the Xbox One announcement, is the ongoing confusions over used games.
GameStop president Tony Bartel has reassured consumers that both the Xbox One and Playstation 4’s used games will be able to be bought and sold on the pre-owned market.
“Both Sony and Microsoft have said games can be resold and that’s exactly what we anticipated. It’s a recognised way to make these games more affordable. All three new platforms understand that,” Bartel told Forbes [as cited by GamesIndustry].
“As people upgraded to PS3 they traded in their old systems and libraries, which is why Sony made the move to not support backwards compatibility with later iterations of PS3.
“That’s why the ‘buy, sell, trade’ model works well. It enables people to purchase new games by trading in their old ones. We expect to see the same thing with this transition for PS4 and Xbox One. Trade-ins allow for a seamless transition.”
Since the reveal Microsoft has been scrambling to clarify the burning question, and assures that all will be clarified at E3.