An employee of Canada's EB Games (read: GameStop) has let us know that, in one of the company's shittier moves in recent years, the distinction between "new" and "used" games is apparently going to be all but removed.
Instead, according to internal documentation forwarded to Kotaku, all games will be lumped into the one section, and all games will be stickered with the same white price tags (pre-owned games previously had their own distinctive yellow stickers in Canada, something I understand US stores did away with a while back).
New games and used, living together, mass hysteria. It'll be chaos.
It'll only be case condition, a price difference and an enquiry with an employee that'll separate the new from the pre-owned, which sounds like it'll make shopping a pain.
While that's all that's mentioned in the official written notification, the employee tells us there's more. They've apparently been instructed to, in the case of games with both new and pre-owned versions available, hide the new copies behind the used ones.
Every time you start to worry about the demise of specialist games retail (surviving, pleasant indies aside), stuff like this comes along and reminds you the sooner it shuffles off this Earth, the better.
Since this has yet to be confirmed, we've contacted EB Games, and will update if we hear back. Or until helpful Canadian readers can pop into a store and verify!