It didn't take long for CEX to hike the price of Call of Duty: World at War on Xbox 360

Backward compatible wallet.

Just hours after Microsoft added the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: World at War to the growing list of Xbox One backward compatible games, second-hand video game shops hiked the price.

Let's take CEX, for example. A second-hand copy of Treyarch's first-person shooter was £5 this morning.

1

This afternoon, it's £12. That's more than doubled in price.

2

eBay sellers have jumped on the announcement, too. New listings for the six-year-old game carry a price of around £13 while advertising the fact it's now a backward compatible title.

3
eBay sellers are jumping on the backward compatibility bandwagon, too.

Now, this kind of price hike tied to the launch of popular Xbox 360 games as backward compatible titles on Xbox One is nothing new. CEX clearly keeps an eye on these things, and has upped the price of pretty much every major backwards compatible title by at least a fiver. Take Call of Duty: Black Ops, for example. That's £12 on Xbox 360, and just £3 on PS3. Smart.

Eagle-eyed bargain hunters might be inclined, then, to rush to their nearest second hand video game shop to pick up backward compatible games the morning after they're announced, as it usually takes a few hours before prices change on retail systems.

Or you could always fork out £20 to download it from the Xbox Marketplace.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (64)

About the author

Wesley Yin-Poole

Wesley Yin-Poole

Editor  |  wyp100

Wesley is Eurogamer's editor. He likes news, interviews, and more news. He also likes Street Fighter more than anyone can get him to shut up about it.

Related

You may also enjoy...

Far Cry 6 narrative director issues statement after politics backlash

"Our story is political. A story about a modern revolution must be."

Destiny 2 Vault of Glass guide, changes and everything else you need to know about the returning raid

Our complete walkthrough for Destiny's Vault of Glass raid, complete with boss strategies and combat tips.

Comments (64)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading
Eurogamer.net

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch