Eidos president Ian Livingstone (left) is the latest game industry exec to complain about used game sales.
The BBC spoke to Livingstone about the issue. Here are the Eidos exec’s comments:
The pre-owned market is a serious problem, because there is no benefit to developers or publishers…
A shop makes a bigger margin on a pre-owned title, and can sell them six or seven times, so there is no incentive for them to reorder and the content creator gets no slice of the action.
GP: "No slice of the action," of course, is the operative phrase in Livingstone’s mini-rant.
Frankly, I have no sympathy for the industry’s used game whiners and even less when I remember that digital distribution is inching ever closer. When that happens, the publishers will be in the driver’s seat.
Enjoy your used game savings while you can.