Why Microsoft Cannot Kill Used Games on the Next Xbox

Those of us in the gaming industry might know to take rumors about the next console generation with a grain of salt, but those outside? They don’t always get the memo.

That happened yesterday after Edge reported the following from a “source with first-hand experience” with Microsoft’s next unnamed console:

“It is believed that games purchased on disc will ship with activation codes, and will have no value beyond the initial user.”

If true, this would effectively kill used games sales for the console, and the mere mention of that fact caused GameStop’s

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