If a recent forum post is true, Microsoft may be working on introducing a digital marketplace that lets you resell your used games to other Xbox One owners.
Although unconfirmed, the NeoGaf post outlines a supposedly leaked survey that suggests Microsoft is introducing a virtual place where Xbox One used games can be bought and sold at various prices, depending on included features; in essence, a virtual used game store where players sell to and buy from other players.
The survey also mentions the use of premium services, such as an Xbox Live Gold subscription (Or PlayStation Plus, if Sony introduces the rumored virtual marketplace). This seems to suggest that only members paying for these services will have access to the digital store.
We've reached out to Microsoft for comment, but the rumor is still unconfirmed.
This would be so crazy if it came true. GameStop would be pretty outgunned if this turned out to be the case. Wal-Mart and Best Buy would probably even be happy about this, I'm thinking.
No company has ever done this before, and would be a challenge for Steam, Nintendo, and Sony to 1UP.
Realistically, I wonder how it would work. If you sell a digital game back, then how many Used Digital Games are in stock through XBL? Because the number would really be more like infinite number of used copies, but only limit to some? Like say, Mario's Olympics 2014 Jam, didn't sell too many copies Digitally New. In a physical world, there would then not be any Used copies for them to sell.
Like with GameStop, they just get a bunch of New copies, open them up, and sell them jacked up as used, in some cases.
Actually, what keeps me with Best Buy right now is that if you sign up for their Gamer's Club thing, you get $10 per game from a coupon from a list they have. It used to be $20 coupons, but its like $15 a year, and you get a year of @gamer included. If this came out, I would so-o ditch that shit, and just do digital. I could maybe get $40-$50 worth back from every couple of games. And this Digital Resale Front would be for ALL XBL games, so I would never get 50 cents back for Tekken 5 ever again!
Anyway, do you think you would be buying more physical or digital copies from XBL, if this were the case? Thoughts?