Pre-owned market “damaging” single-player games – Braben

Thursday, 11 September 2008 12:15 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Secondhand games sales are hurting single-player games, Frontier’s David Braben has told GI. Goddamn those secondhand games.

“I think it’s really damaging to the single-player experience,” he said. “Games like BioShock and Assassin’s Creed, where they’re perfectly valid games, but once you’ve played them they go into the pre-owned section.”

“The sales don’t reflect the actual sales of people playing them because someone has gone out and bought, at almost the same price, a pre-owned copy because they couldn’t get an original. It’s very frustrating that they don’t carry that stock any more.”

More though there.