GameStop president: Microsoft and Sony see 'value' in used games

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A hot topic that has caused many much confusion after today's Xbox One unveil was that of used games. According to a Wired report that went live shortly after the event ended, Xbox One will require a mandatory install for all games before they can be played, and that second-time users installing the same disc will have to pay a small, one-time fee. While Microsoft has yet to completely clear up the fiasco, GameStop president Tony Bartel believes that both Sony and Microsoft see "value" in used games in an interview with Polygon following the event in Redmond, Washington.

Interestingly enough, Bartel went on to assure consumers that GameStop will "help" gamers make the jump to next-gen through game and console trade-ins, noting that 16 to 17 percent of new games and DLC are paid for through trade-ins.

With the announcement that Xbox One will not be backwards compatible, will you still be trading in your console for a next-generation Xbox? What about the Playstation 4? Sony has confirmed that there will be no backwards compatibility feature at launch (though there might be a system in place later on). Let us know your thoughts and plans below.

Read more Tony Bartel's interview at GameZone

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