If I can stream a movie why not a video game? Microsoft and sony have zero benefit for physical discs all they are is another expense. You are naïve if you think Gamestop is going to somehow survive long term and will be left holding the bag.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
that's sony, not xbox, sorry son. when i got my codaw i was online immediately. that's all i play, online. ALSO i just recently started playing the FREE game Neverwinter on xbox1. very minimal install to get started, no disc necessary. you're talking to someone with a lot of experience in the realm of gaming. IM NOT TYTUS, LOL
Yup and currently partial game download playing doesn't get you the ability to enjoy the full actual game. Nevermind the fact that you need to download game patches to fix bugs...You can not even begin to download and install a game patch until you have the entire game downloaded first.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
When you run a game you have yet to full download you do not get Network Access...This limits your features in the game such as multilayer online features, high score tracking / rankings and so on. I don't enjoy playing a limp video game. I want the whole thing ready to go and a half downloaded or partial downloaded video game gives you a partial video game experience. PS4 has for every game an initial update file that has to complete...that doesn't download until the full game downloads first.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
that's what I pointed out the other day from EA's earnings report, full game paid downloads were flat year on year. It is a myth that there is growth in that distribution channel and that is why GME is undervalued
There is always people like downloading small games, free games,..... We are talking AAA titles which majority of gamers still prefer physical disc. Show me any data say differently.
streaming will be the way of the future. small download and everything will run off of servers, cloud, whatever. gamestop is toast, they should change their name back to electronics boutique
There's also cloud gaming on the horizon. It's already been done, it just hasn't caught on yet. Once the NFLX of gaming becomes popular, even Steam will be toast.
From google finance GME news page.
"Apparently, not every gamer is prepared for “always online” Internet gaming experience yet. Most gamers still prefer physical copies due to their full usage rights. They can be borrowed and sold at will which has won Sony many fans."
Takes on average 10 hours to download a game. I don't download games as I prefer to conserve hard drive space and play the game I bought immediately, not be forced to leave the game machine running all night long and into the morning to complete a download.
If you read EA's earnings report, full game digital downloads were flat year on year. I haven't seen any evidence at all that this revolution to digital is actually happening
Next gen will be released roughly in 2023. What if 4k resolution games are the way to go, then you need 300g to 500g to play a game. Download is the way or new gen blu-ray dsc (capacity 500g) developed by sony?
GameStop will be completely obsolete by the time the next gaming system comes out. This is because xbox and playstation will no longer have discs you simply will log in to your account and download the game. Any type of money to be made upward on this stock is short term because long term this a dud whether you like it or not.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
who will step up to make a complete clown of themselves? It will be hard to top Tytus but I'm sure there are those of you out there that will try.
Step up to the plate and let me make a complete mockery of you.
And Tytus the Clown appears with more made up stories. Poor clown doesn't know if he's coming or going but we can only hope it's more on the going side.
Clown guaranteed $50 by end of February, Clown guaranteed great earnings on this last report. Clown couldn't pick his nose correctly.
The only thing you have moved on to Clown is more kiddy shoes with your big feet and shiny red nose.
The joke (or should I say Clown) of the message board.
Sold it all today, over 20% gain plus dividend since first of december. Final average price was 33.17. GME is a much higher valued stock but analyst like todd mitchell and others are stuck in short positions that have not made them money. This stock cannot break out due to the institutional holders shorting there own shares. I have moved on to greener pastures.
Here is what one of Wall Street's top gaming analysts, Todd Mitchell of Brean Capital, is expecting for the quarter.
Mitchell noted that Activision has previously issued first quarter guidance that will prove to be "overly conservative" due to strong long-tail sales for their "AAA" (large budget, high quality) first-person shooter franchises and higher digital revenue from "World of Warcraft" and Blizzard's F2P (free-to-play) titles.
Mitchell added that strong console sales in the quarter support industry fundamentals. The analyst estimated 3.5 million PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles were shipped during the first quarter – a trend that boosted Activision's "AAA" franchise with high-attach rates.
Finally, the analyst argued current-gen players are shifting "rapidly" towards full-game downloads, which rose "sharply" during the first quarter in the absence of any significant retail promotions. As a result, the trend is likely to continue and translate to upside in the company's guidance for the March quarter.
The last paragraph is interesting. Probably the reason for GME recent weakness.