Tue, Jun 05, 2012 | 09:46 BST
EKGaming to extend pre-owned profits to developers, evaluating in-store presence
In response to feedback, online game retailer EKGaming has decided to extend the rebate from pre-owned game sales to developers, in addition to publishers.
“After receiving quite a bit of feedback from both game consumers and industry folks we have decided to split the 10 per cent pre-owned game rebates – so to share 5 per cent of the used game selling price with the publishers and 5 per cent with the developers,” EKGaming founder Mike Kennedy told GamesIndustry International.
“This would be anywhere from around $1-$2.5 per game going to both pubs and devs, each time one of their games changes hands in our marketplace. We will be discussing this with pubs and devs this week at E3,” Kennedy explained.
EKGaming first revealed their intention to return profits to publishers back in April.
In addition, Kennedy indicated that the online retailer is currently in discussions with “a couple large street retailers” about distributing “new games in their stores across the USA via point of purchase kiosks”.
“These are retailers who currently don’t have any video game presence and will benefit from the added traffic coming into their stores. Essentially, gamers can mail their games into us and pick their new games up on the street,” Kennedy added.