I do like the way you think about this topic. I would also like to mention the possibility that people may not be willing to pay the same prices, if they are not allowed to resell. If they usually purchase a game for $60 and then resell for $40, they would probably only be willing to spend $20 on an item they couldn't resell. I honestly don't see any financial gains in preventing resell. Personally, if I'm not willing to spend $60 on a game, I still wouldn't be willing to spend $60 if I couldn't find a cheaper second hand copy. You see, I look at movies and games this way. There are literally thousands of movies and games. I would like to see and play them all. But yet at the prices being asked, I must choose. Its this choice to choose one over the other that keeps people from purchasing certain games. Its not that they don't want the game, it the fact that they can't pay for the game (that is when they choose to spend on another). If the movie/gaming industry want people to purchase their products they can lower their prices, so that people will not be forced into making choices that would exclude them as a possible prospect.