Green Man Gaming Launches Unique UK Trade-in Service

LONDON, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Top Online Games Retailer gives customers credit immediately for their traded-in games - can also be used against PS4 or Xbox One pre-order!

Green Man Gaming, one of the world's fastest growing online games retailers, today launches a trade-in service in the UK for Xbox 360 and PS3 games, allowing customers to trade their games in against anything on GMG, including a PS4 or Xbox One pre-order.

Having rolled out a PC Digital trade-in service at launch in 2010 and acquired the Playfire social network of core gamers in July 2012, GMG is following up on this by giving UK gamers a new, fresher way to cash in the value of their games. Customers simply trade in their games for GMG Credit to use against their next purchase - but unlike other services, they can choose to use this credit instantly and buy anything on the Green Man Gaming site immediately before they even send their games off - no waiting around for weeks on end. Games can be traded in against PC Digital games, consoles games and peripherals or a Next Gen console itself.

Also launching on GMG in the UK is a range of pre-owned games - giving gamers more ways to save by having the same games at even lower prices.

"Today we are delighted to announce the launch of our UK Trade-in and Pre-owned services," said Paul Sulyok, Founder and CEO of Green Man Gaming. "The Xbox One and PS4 announcements at E3 showed how passionately people feel about being able to unlock the investment they've made in their games and we feel GMG's unique platform allows our customers to do just that and benefit immediately."  Sulyok went on to add, "We live in an age where games and hardware have become so advanced that they are more expensive and less attainable in today's tough economic conditions. Reducing this barrier by allowing gamers to use the value of their current games against their Next Gen purchase can only be good for the industry. Now you can buy a game from us, track your gameplay free on our Playfire service and then trade it in for your next new gaming adventure straight away. As GMG only focus on the core gaming audience, we feel we are in a great position to help them make this transition to the Next Generation."

Martin Baxter, EVP of Trading at GMG, also added, "Our customers tell us they want choice and immediacy. Offering trade-in, immediate GMG Credit and a used games catalogue helps us deliver on this."  Baxter added, "To mark this UK launch GMG will also be adding an additional £2 trade-in bonus to every game traded in during the first 2 weeks - and this can be used immediately against anything on the GMG website, including a pre-order of the much anticipated PS4 or Xbox One."

These Green Man Gaming services are rolling out in the UK first. Click here for more information on the offer.

About Green Man Gaming and Playfire
Founded in 2010, Green Man Gaming (GMG) is the leading UK-based digital retailer for PC games, selling more than 2,500 titles from 180 publishing partners in over 190 countries around the world. In July 2012, GMG extended the consumer offer further, launching online retail sales of PC-DVD, Xbox and PS3 games, as well as consoles and peripherals, offering even more choice to the gaming market.

In July 2012, GMG acquired Playfire, a huge and vibrant global social network of core gamers. This service allows consumers to automatically track their in-game achievements, trophies and gameplay, as well as follow other gamers' achievements and conversations about the games they love. With over 900m game data points registered by the large global network of gamers and 1.5 billion achievements and trophies won, Playfire has become a vital part of GMG's focus on the core gaming audience.  

GMG successfully trialled the Xbox 360 and PS3 trade-in service in the UK in early June 2013 and rolled this out following confirmation of the position on PS4 and Xbox One game trade-in. Other available markets for this service will be announced in due course.

GMG has already operated a unique platform (patent-pending) for managing digital game trade-in and resale since 2010.

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Forum: https://forums.playfire.com/gmg

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For more information please contact:
Green Man Gaming:
Darren Cairns, Executive Vice President, Marketing. Tel: +442071352274  
E: darren.cairns@greenmangaming.com - assets available on request.

SOURCE Green Man Gaming




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