Hard times could be getting harder for GameStop, the massive store chain that buys and sells video games all across North America. Already challenged by gaming's increasingly digital future, GameStop now has to face the prospect of a new Xbox that will block used games, if recent reports are true.
But what about us? According to GameStop chief financial officer Rob Lloyd, the company's internal research shows that 60% of customers aren't interested in buying a console that won't play used games. 60%!
Speaking at Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference (as reported by VG247), Lloyd said he's skeptical that people will be interested in the new Xbox if rumors are true.
"Consumers want the ability to play pre-owned games, they want portability in their games; they want to play physical games," he said. "And to not have those things would be a substantial reason for them not to purchase a new console."
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GameStop: 60% of customers won't buy a new console that blocks used games [VG247]
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