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UK retailer Green Man Gaming launches new trade-in service offering instant credit

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Online U.K. retailer Green Man Gaming launched a new trade-in service today that offers customers immediate credit toward anything on GMG by trading in Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games, the company announced with a press release today.

The new online trading system allows customers to apply their trade-in credits immediately toward digital PC games, console games, peripherals and next-gen consoles before sending their pre-owned games into the company.

"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," said founder and CEO of Green Man Gaming Paul Sulyok. "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 focuses on the core gaming audience, we feel we are in a great position to help them make this transition to the next generation."

Green Man Gaming purchased the social gaming service Playfire in 2012. Green Man gaming offers more than 2,500 PC games and last year expanded its offerings to include Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games, consoles and peripherals.