"Looking at popular high street second hand store CEX and it’s clear that there’s some disparity between games being traded in on Xbox One and PS4 with far more second hand copies of Knack and Killzone sitting on their shelves. Whilst certainly not conclusive overall, it does paint an interesting picture of what games are keepers and what games are not.
From our findings, looking at the number of CEX stores across the UK which have more than 4 copies of the games in stock, the figures are quite startling.
Knack sits on shelves in around 105 stores which have four or more second hand copies in stock. – total available online 984.
Killzone Shadow Fall sits on shelves in some 198 stores which have four or more second hand copies in stock – total available online 3053.
Dead Rising 3 sits on shelves in 17 stores which have four or more second hand copies in stock – total online 207.
Forza 5 is sitting on store shelves in 24 stores where there are four or more second hand copies in stock – total available online 325.
Meanwhile, Ryse Son of Rome is sitting on store shelves in 44 stores where there are four or more second hand copies in stock - total available online 436, making it Xbox One’s most traded in exclusive game.
Whilst this might not be mirrored across other retailers such as GAME, or even second hand sites like Ebay, as far as CEX customers are concerned, there are more PS4 exclusive games being traded in compared to the Xbox One exclusive games. We’re not even going to attempt to figure out why this is aside from what we’ve already mentioned, and certainly won’t suggest it’s because one set of games is better than the others, or that there are more PS4s in the wild than Xbox Ones. What is likely is many PS4 gamers were lumbered with a bundle due to stock shortages and simply sold the game that came with the PS4 rather than keep it. Either way, the results are interesting and means that if you are looking to purchase these games second hand, the more they have in stock, the cheaper the resell value becomes."
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