Games consoles were very popular this year as the Playstation 4 and Xbox One made their way to retailers’ shelves. And so, inevitably, interest in other games consoles and games has risen. If you are a wholesale buyer looking to invest in some new stock this winter, then finding games to sell on could certainly see you making some profits.
Reports suggest that the video games industry is worth £5bn in the UK every year. And if recent game sales continue to grow as they have been, that figure will only increase. Although many games are now being sought after for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, like Fifa 14, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Killzone, there are still lots of profits to be made on older models and older games.
The Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii are still popular games consoles and consumers head out to retailers and search online throughout the year to purchase games and accessories.
So what games dominate the charts? Grand Theft Auto is a popular game on both the Playstation and Xbox. The game is set in Liberty City, Vice City and San Andreas and focuses on a number of different main characters who are all battling to rise through the criminal underground scene. The latest version of the game, Grand Theft Auto V, made over $800 million on its release day making it the fastest selling game in the series. Fifa is also a very popular game. Although each year a new version is released (to update teams, leagues and player names) the older versions offer very similar game play. Fifa 12 and Fifa 13, if found at the right wholesale price, can both definitely make some profits at resale.