Would you want to sell back Xbox One digital games for 10%?

Microsoft seems to be surveying people, asking if they'd like to sell their digital games back for 10% of the purchase price.

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Published Mon, Mar 21 2016 7:00 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

Microsoft seems to be getting quite curious about a second-hand digital game store. At least a survey that's being passed around seems to indicate their newfound interest.

Would you want to sell back Xbox One digital games for 10%? | TweakTown.com

But the question is an interesting one, and would you sell back your games for 10% of the purchase price? That doesn't seem like much, despite being more than you'd get otherwise. 10% of the usual $60 modern price of a AAA game would net you a whopping $6. You'd be rich.

It's an interesting business to get into, the resale of digital goods that have already been "claimed" so to speak. There are sometimes limited numbers of keys available to access and download a given game, but that's a limit of any database software and not any practical limit. As a longer-term analogue to a return policy, it could help gamers afford the latest, boosting business in the present, but there are other implications of doing something like that. Is this something they plan on having available after a certain amount of time, where a drop in price of that particular game negates any angst at trade-in price and complaints of not being able to simply trade or sell your digital keys to others? It's a start of doing something new, so one would hope they're at least asking all the right questions.

Jeff grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he fell in love with gaming and building his own PC’s. He's a huge fan of any genre of gaming from RTS to FPS, but especially favors space-sims. Now he's stepped into the adult world by becoming a professional student looking to break into the IT Security world. When he’s not deep in his studies, he’s deep in a new game, revisiting an old game, or testing the extreme limits of his own PC. He's now a news contributor for TweakTown, looking to bring a unique view on technology and gaming.

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