You are right-on. I've asked that question 4 years ago and no one has answered it yet. It is the most important point here. If Sony or Microsoft want to eliminate the trade-in\used sale, they have to discount their games to make up the difference, the resale value. So if you want to spent alot of money to set up technology just to sell the games cheaper yourself, streaming\digital, then you better crunch the numbers to make sure that your margin increases enough and covers your additional expenses as well.
Gamestop 2014 stock price $45. Gamestop 2010 stock price was in the teens or twenties. You've been stating the same negative stuff about gamestop since at least 2010 that I'm aware of while its stock price has more than doubled in that time period. Take a shower, change your clothes and get outside for a change.
Seems to be a lack of understanding or knowledge on your part and you've been stating the same stuff for years on this forum. Gamestop owns digital distribution and streaming services already and is actively developing it. Stay sober buddy..Eventually Gamestop of 2005 would not be able to survive in 2015. Gamestop of 2014 is not the same comany as 2005, adapting just like every business has too. I guess you think Google is still just a search engine company? Gamestop has been adapting while you've been napping. Go back to sleep.
Do some more DD on Gamestop. It's a known fact that the video game industry thrives on a small number of blockbuster games, not puny games like Minecraft PS3 or others like it. When Call of Duty is a digital only distribution or streaming only than you can call it a relevant point. And who's to say that Gamestop's services won't be the download or streaming vehicle of choice? Sharp management and a business throwing off tons of cash, using it to stay relevant. Every business has a tic toc on it without the flexibility to evolve. Do you think Google is just a search engine company anymore? Your points using a non-factor game like Minecraft make your argument irrelevant as explained..