GameStop: next-gen console sales will be “diminished” if used games are restricted

Thursday, 7 February 2013 20:35 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

GameStop has said consumers’ “desire to purchase” consoles will be “significantly diminished” if manufacturer were to block the ability to play used games.

Speaking with Bloomberg, the chain’s VP of public and investor relations, Matt Hodges, said sales of new tech would also be diminished should the machines “limit portability, or not play new physical games,” we assume he is referring to the “cloud-only” rumors for next-gen with part of his statement.

Yesterday, GameStop share prices fell 6% over the course of the day following a report claiming the next-gen Xbox would tether purchased games to individual consoles, as way to circumvent used game sales.

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