Additionally, I'm not sure comparing Gamestop to bookstores and tower records is quite fair.
First, it takes a lot of broadband to electronically play (on the cloud) and download games. Broadband penetration and pricing are limiting factors in electronic delivery of games. It takes WAY more broadband to deliver video games than it does books and music. Note that it wasn't digital streaming that killed Blockbuster, it was Netflix (a hard copy distributor). Plus, a "gaming" PC that requires high end chips to address latency and graphics. Second, to the extent that digital gaming grows, GME at least has a strategy to be part of that shift. Tradtional booksellers and tower ecords never embraced the digital world as GME has. We'll see if they are successful at this in the years to come, but so far results seem promising.
I understand the concern that this is the next tower records, Borders or Blockbuster, but the final chapter (excuse the pun) hasn't been written.
My question is how many of yall got took the cleaners today by them options buys yesterday ? From what i see is talk about leading the pig to the slaughter house with a ear of corn just in front of the pig. How easy was that esp knowing tomorrow is friday cut off day for options.
naa i dont think online )streaming) video games is ever going to take off.
Games are one of those things that people want to have in hand to play. Even the video game rentals is crappy. It was supposed to save blockbuster and nope.
For 25 years i have been a hard core gamer and everytime i prefere to own the game. GME is fine. Gaming is not going away Niehter is GME.
I would not be surprised if GME is exploring some type of game rental via in store or online in the future as a another meathod of market exposure. Everytime i walk into a GME it is packed. Games are one of those things people will still buy to take thier minds of of things just like starbucks.