The world's largest video game retailer issued a statement praising Microsoft's new policy on Xbox One as "great news" for gamers and is a testament to Microsoft's understanding of the importance of the used game market. The retailer said it welcomed the news, while analysts rightly noted this morning (as the company's stock saw an uptick in trading) that GameStop stands to benefit greatly from Microsoft's shift in policy.
"GameStop welcomes today's announcement from Microsoft about changes in functionality for its next-generation console, the Xbox One," the company said in a statement.
"This is great news for gamers and we applaud Microsoft for understanding consumers and the importance of the preowned market."
In case you missed the news last night, Microsoft announced that it would put no restrictions on used games, its system would not be region locked and that – after its initial setup – it would not need to connect to the internet every 24 hours.