Lewis: Second-hand games are part of the ecosystem

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 23 February 2009 14:20 GMT

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Xbox Europe boss Chris Lewis has told GI that second-hand games are just something the industry has to live with.

“I’m a fan of the ecosystem overall,” he said.

“I can see the positive in it, because I can see that what you then get is more and more people touching, playing, experiencing a game that they may not otherwise have access to.

“I think you’ve got to try and extract some positive from it, and that’s undoubtedly a good factor – a positive swirl of ecosystem that results.

“Clearly it’s a reality, and certain retailers are very focused and spend a lot of time on it. It’s good business for them.”

The exec’s comments come after Gamestop boss J Paul Raines said at DICE last week that used game sales don’t harm full-price products.

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