GAME has told that it is "constantly evolving" its business and will "continue to provide a relevant and leading proposition" for consumers, regardless of whether next-generation consoles restrict the use of second-hand software.

When asked about how the rumoured pre-owned block may affect its business, a representative for the UK's leading games retailer told us that it does "not yet know what the next generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft will deliver," but that it is "very excited to hear more information as soon as it is announced".

"We are constantly evolving our business," the spokesperson continued, "and will continue to provide a relevant and leading proposition for the UK gaming community."

Last month, rumours suggested that Microsoft's next-generation Xbox "will require an Internet connection in order to function, ruling out a second-hand game market for the platform".

If true, the decision to block pre-owned games could have big repercussions for GAME and other businesses built around the sale of second-hand games software.

And it will almost certainly have an impact on the desirability of the console, too.

Earlier this week, US retailer GameStop warned that "approximately 60 per cent" of customers would not buy a new console if it didn't support pre-owned games.

Microsoft has yet to comment on the issue.

Source: GAME Spokesperson