Amazon’s new used game plan offers gamers a clear jump in trade value, reports What They Play.
The site analyzed a variety of games across multiple systems and concluded that gamers can get more in trades with Amazon than they do currently with GameStop.
Here’s are some examples:
|Super Smash Bros. Brawl||$20.00||$22.00|
|Animal Crossing City Folk||$23.00||$25.50|
|Lego Indiana Jones||$18.00||$20.00|
Also of note, Amazon credits can be used for any product offered by the huge online retailer. GameStop credits limit traders to video games and associated merchandise.
Despite what would appear to be a competitive advantage for Amazon, GameStop CEO Dan DeMatteo told Edge Online he was unconcerned about his company’s new competitor:
I give the probability of this working at zero… [We tried it…] Electronics Boutique also tried it and failed. There’s no consumer acceptance. With consumers, there is an immediacy for currency when they want to buy a new game.
It didn’t work for us, and I can’t see it working for them.
Investors weren’t so sure. News of Amazon’s entry into the used game business caused GameStop stock to take a beating on Wall Street yesterday, dropping 14%.