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Microsoft says that used Xbox One game discs will have some restrictions in terms of trading and re-selling, which could just be the console's "Start menu" issue that affects its sales.
Microsoft has announced people who buy Xbox One disc games can give used discs to anyone who is on a person's Xbox One friends list for at least 30 days. However, each game can only be given once.
Microsoft's failure to share details on its policies regarding used games for the Xbox One has given rise to a wave of speculative reports, which the company has called "inaccurate and incomplete".
A new report claims that game retailers have been informed on how Microsoft will handle used disc game sales for the Xbox One console, with Microsoft and publishers getting a cut from used game sales.
Microsoft says it has a plan to allow Xbox One game owners "to trade in and resell games" for the upcoming console - but at the moment, the company isn't ready to dish out any details.
GameStop says that surveys of its customers show they are less likely to buy a game console that restricts playing used games, as rumors grow that Microsoft will put in such features in the next Xbox.
As part of a lawsuit settlement, GameStop stores in California will be required to put up warning signs warning buyers of used console games they may have to purchase additional DLC content.
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