According to a recent poll hosted by MyVoucherCodes, 34% of British gamers will only buy second hand games, more than half of which have said that new releases are simply too expensive. 1,336 people were polled, another 14% only purchasing new games with 11% solely relying on gifts as their main source for video games. It was also reported that those who exclusively buy pre-owned titles spend around £210 on average every year, first hand buyers forking out £480.
As usual we advise taking a pinch of salt with these findings. It’s unclear how the study was carried out, though we assume it was an open poll available directly from the researcher’s website or issued via e-mail to newsletter subscribers. In either case it has to be mentioned that MyVoucherCodes is a website centred around providing visitors with discount codes for numerous online retailers, therefore the poll audience may not be entirely representative.
Source: Press Release