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Old April 27 2013, 10:19 PM   #17
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Re: Regarding next X-Box and "always online"

Robert Maxwell wrote: View Post

Yeah, Gamestop makes about half their income from used game sales.
I'm pretty sure about 90 percent of GameStop's net profit comes from used sales, since the margins are so slim on new games -- from a $60 new game, GameStop keeps maybe $6 of that, with the rest going to the publisher and especially the distributor. This is why GameStop is so huge on pre-orders, as those pre-orders are essentially an interest-free loan that lets the company operate while waiting for used game sales to come in.
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