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Valve To Offer Trade-ins On Steam, Pachter Predicts

Valve will soon allow customers to trade in games they have bought on Steam, analyst Michael Pachter predicts.

Speaking to Now Gamer, the Wedbush Morgan analyst said that he believes Valve will try and make a move into the growing used games market by allowing users to trade in old games bought on Steam for credit. In return, Steam will charge a small fee for the service.

"Steam is phenomenal, it’s a great service," Pachter said. "Steam gives gamers enough other stuff so that they don’t resent the fact they can’t trade in their games. And you know, name all the Steam games that you’ve purchased that you’ve traded back in to somebody else for credit. Steam’s about to let you do that supposedly, you know like trade and exchange, but they’re going to take a fee from it."

As the Escapist Magazine points out, Pachter has been wide of the mark with many of his past predictions. But should Valve introduce such a service, we can only see it being a success.