US retailer chain GameStop is looking into enabling downloadable games to be sold on by consumers – bringing the used game trade to digital distribution, in other words.
GameStop CEO CEO Paul Raines told Gamespot a recent European ruling which potentially enables digital on-sell is “very interesting”.
“There are some technologies out there in Europe, and we’ve looked at a couple that are involved. We’re interested,” he said.
“It’s not a meaningful business yet. Right now we’re not seeing that as a huge market, but I think we’re on the leading edge. There are a few companies, a few startups, out there that we’ve talked to that are doing this.”
Some retailers already rovide a form of trade-in on games purchased through digital distributors – Green Man Gaming, for example.
GameStop sources over a quarter of its revenue from the sale of used games.