Pre-owned titles are, of course, cheaper than buying a new copy of a game, so it’s easy to see why consumers sometimes decide to choose them instead of paying full-whack price. Of course the publishers of these games aren’t exactly jumping for joy about this, as they receive diddly-squat from the transaction of a pre-owned game.
In an attempt to tackle this many titles now come packaged with codes to unlock certain features in a game, for example FIFA games come packaged with an online pass — something a pre-owned buyer will not have. Namco Bandai has used this method for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 by slipping an online pass into the box; should you buy the game pre-owned you’ll need to purchase the code separately to enjoy the full multiplayer experience. However, it has been revealed that the Wii U version of the game in North America is playable online without the redemption of any codes at all — music to the ears of those thinking of buying a pre-owned copy.
The Wii U version of the game also comes complete with all the previously released DLC as well as Nintendo-themed costumes and new modes like Mushroom Battle Mode. Has this news made you consider buying the game from the pre-owned section?