- GameStop CEO Dan DeMatteo
has warned video game publishers that measures they maybe considering to discourage the sale of used games will "eventually get the consumer upset, as well as GameStop."
DeMatteo says that when a consumer decides to buy a game, they take into account that it will have a "residual value" of $20 which they can retrieve with a trade-in.
DeMatteo then says that gamers will then use their trade-in credits on new games which leads to better sales for publishers anyway.
To quote: "Also, we will give out approximately $800 million in credits this year -- trade-in credits that will go toward the purchase of new video games.
The consumer, oftentimes and especially now, needs that residual value from those games as a trade-in to be able to afford a new video game."