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Microsoft may soon allow you to “sell back” digital Xbox One games

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A recent online survey by Microsoft is asking players whether they would like to “sell-back” digital games for store credit.

First spotted on NeoGAF, the survey asks Xbox One owners if they would be willing to sell back games for a fraction of the retail price.

Microsoft will potentially offer just 10 percent of the original price, so for a £50 title, you would receive £5 store credit to spend online.

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It’s not much, but better than nothing if the game sits unplayed in your library for months.

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Physical trade-ins would still pay significantly more, with retailers such as GAME and CEX specialising in the sale of pre-owned titles.

Keep in mind that this is just a survey, and the “sell-back” programme may never be introduced.

Would you be interested in trading in your digital titles? Let us know in the comments below.

It should be about the games

March 21, 2016, 12:17 pm

I don't think i would for that small amount. I like the idea as I've got many unplayed games sitting on my hard drive but I would need to sell 10 games to buy just one. I don't think that's a very fair trade-off when if I had the games on disc I could get enough to buy a new game with 3 trade-ins. Not to mention that digital games cost more than physical to begin with by an average of £15. Doesn't seem very fair to me.

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