Continuing the discussion from Trade in your last-gen copy of GTA V at Target and get $30 towards the new version:
Moving here because it’s off topic for that GTA post.
I’m sure @PreshusKitty is the #1 employee. Also, congratulations. It’s good that they’ve hired someone that knows video games.
The larger point is that they’ll be out of business in 5 years unless they dramatically change their business model. They are to video games what Barnes & Noble or Borders was to books 5 years ago. Sony and Microsoft have pulled the trigger on digital downloads.
Gamestop used to sell PC games, too. So did EB Games. Remember? They don’t anymore because there’s no market for it above digital downloads. It’s only a matter of time before that happens for console gaming now that the console companies are pushing incredibly hard on it.
Gamestop pays for exclusives from publishers by way of guarantees. The point at which this no longer makes sense or they can’t make those guarantees will mean the end of Gamestop.