Game to cease selling pre-owned titles


UK High Street retailer Game has announced plans to discontinue its pre-owned video game business. Parent company Frasers Group confirmed that trade-ins will be phased out over the next few months, although pre-owned games will still be sold in standalone stores while stocks last. The move comes as physical video game sales have declined significantly since the early 2000s, with digital sales now accounting for nearly 90% of all video games sold in the UK. Many consumers now opt for monthly subscription services like Sony’s PlayStation Plus and Microsoft’s Game Pass, which offer access to large libraries of downloadable games. Game’s decision to end its pre-owned business has been seen as a boon for rival retailer Cex, which specialises in pre-owned electronics and video games.

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