Highly Magnificent Value

HMV recently said that they want to focus on game sales in the future, but just rather than increase the number of cardboard stand-outs in the doorway, some stores have started selling pre-owned titles.

Not a great surprise, seeing as there’s a lot of profit to be made, but what is surprising is that they are currently offering some jolly nice prices. For instance: Gamestation will only give you £6 for GTA IV, whereas HMV will give you £20 – for the mathematically challenged, that’s a whole £14 more. Call of Duty 4 will bag you £18.

Whether they’ll keep offering decent prices is unknown – it might just be to get the ball rolling. If they don’t turn into super skanks like Game (£5 for Haze? Bloody 20p for Perfect Dark Zero? No thanks), then they can have my custom any day.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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  • I found my PS2 buried in a drawer the other day but the the games were nowhere to be found (possibly buried six-feet under). So I thought I’d pop to game and buy a few cheapy second-hand titles to keep me going until play.com finally deliver the Wii titles I ordered.

    Anyway, I picked up a few good games for a tenner – a bargain, you might think? What disturbed me was the kid in front of me who had a dozen or so PS2 titles to trade in and the price Game offered him: that being 69p for the lot. ‘The old FIFA’s are only worth a few pence’ the sales assistant explained to the lad.’

    So, I’ve made a decision that next-time I want some second-hand games I’ll just stand and wait outside Game and offer the kids a quid more than Game do. I could have 100’s of titles for £20 or so :)

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