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GameStop Members May Snub Next-Gen Console Restrictions

GameStop Corp., responding to a report about features on Microsoft Corp.’s next Xbox video-game console, said customers would snub any new machine that restricts play of pre-owned titles.

The Grapevine, Texas-based specialty retailer, which gets almost half its profit from sales of used discs, cited surveys of its most active customers, the 21 million U.S. members of its PowerUp Rewards loyalty program. Those buyers would be less likely to purchase a next-generation console that limits trading in pre-owned games, Matt Hodges, a GameStop spokesman, said without providing details of the surveys.