little johnnie needs the new madden so he can sit on his fat ass instead of getting outside and exercise. the small impulse purchases of video games, eating out, etc is just a big a problem as the purchase of boats, etc. It is what one would call discipline...americans have none. go look at the debt/gdp charts. you wouldn't understand that though...you are clearly a momo player, the only problem is there is no momentum in gme.
No it's not true. It's not like people are going in debt buying video games.. I think the cars, houses, boats, etc. are more significant don't you?
Some people just think they're so smart when they really have nothing but unfounded opinions...
My brother has 3 kids and no money and yet somehow always manages to buy new video games. I am not saying that means anything but I think video gamers get their games no matter what, they sacrafice other things to be able to buy their games. VG has a loyal base and they would almost rather buy a game than buy food for themselves.
I don't know if their are any big hit games in the pipeline this fall but if games as popular as COD4, Halo 3...ect are not around I am not sure GME will do as well as last holiday season.
I'm trying to tell you folks that this fall's and holiday lineup is the best since the new generation consoles have been out.
Gears of War 2
COD:World at War
Rock Band 2
Guitar Hero (band edition)
And those are just SOME of the BLOCKBUSTER titles. I'm halfway convinced that GME would be crazy to not raise guidance, but I don't pretend to really know.
Nice theory. I like it. BUT, another theory is that the institutions running out of money, and needing to show profits, will (and maybe have) cut back on their investments of anything that is not a ROCK!
Here's another thesis to consider:
Ailing tutes and funds, battered by 2008 market forces, will turn to those select niche players who have found a proven way to succeed in the face of prevailing market winds. Tute interest is in fact rising, from a low back on 6/03. These tutes will look to establish positions on the hopes that by year end, GME will be a bright spot in the portfolio.
Once the cash heavy big boys, spurred on by 8/21’s expected good news, start to pile in with conviction and volume, I would expect short interest to once again evaporate as it did late summer 2007 and lift GME faster in the inevitable squeeze.
"The problem is that you can't wait until the last few hours before the report, by then its to late.
I think you need to make your move, whatever it is, TODAY. "
Earnings are Thursday morning. So I do have until tomorrow to decide. I suspect it will drop before the actual report...but who knows.