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Blitz: Pre-owned worse than piracy

Oliver not happy with trade-ins

The co-founder of Blitz Games Studios, Andrew Oliver, has said he sees the pre-owned market as a bigger threat than piracy.

Oliver told Develop recently that he believes that pre-owned games can knock a quarter off a studio's royalty income.

Oliver said: "Arguably the bigger problem on consoles now is the trading in of games."

He added: "I understand why players do this, games are expensive and after a few weeks of playing you've either beaten it, or got bored of it so trading it back in to help pay for the next seems sensible when people are short of cash."