RUMOR: GameStop Merging Used and New Games
According to a Kotaku article published last wednesday, an employee of a Canada EB Games (Read: GameStop) claims that GameStop/EB Games is actively merging their used and new games sections. If true, consumers will not be able to tell a distinction between used and new games like they have in the past through the sticker colors (Yellow for used, white for new).
The tipster, who still remains anonymous, released an image showing the alleged orders on an in-store poster. The rumor has yet to be confirmed or debunked by the GameStop/EB Games corporations, but public outrage has already resulted - rightly so. Paying regular price for a used title without knowlege seems foolish, and according to some analysts, the move is a "ploy to confuse the average shopper (parents and such), who may unknowingly purchase either copy while being unaware of the difference."
Since the rumor first surfaced, Kotaku has updated the article twice, with one source who claims to work for EB Games debunking the rumor, while the other source had the following to add: