Is GameStop the next Blockbuster?
I was thinking about this very subject a few weeks ago as I downloaded a game from the XBox Live Marketplace and the following article reminded me of it, Video-game business still grappling with digital distribution
Why on Earth do people have to buy games on disc at the store any more?
Hard drives are getting bigger and cheaper by the day. More and more people are gaining access to high-speed Internet. To me, it seems as though it will be only a matter of time before most games are downloaded rather than played off of a disc. If so what does that mean for old-school game retailers like GameStop (GME). If the trend of downloading games rather than buying them at the store continues, are traditional game retailers doomed like Blockbuster (BBI) was destroyed by the demise of the conventional video store? It could be a number of years before it happens, but I suspect that there is a good chance that GameStop will eventually be toast.
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