I happen to see in the newspaper the new home of gaming...TESCO.
Now with the 'collapse' of GAME i was hoping to see the rise of independent games stores, but i am afraid that ASDA's and Tesco's plans to plug the gap almost immediately may ruin this dream.
TESCO's are already advertising the following;
- The largest number of gaming stores in the UK
- 393 Stores open nationwide for Midnight launches
- Free UK delivery or Click and Collect.
- Pre Order price promise
- Clubcard points
- Trade games for anything off in store
Now thats aggressive marketing if you ask me, especially as i think HMV are being very slow to advertise the fact they sell games too. Especially as games sales at HMV have skyrocketed!
Considering the rise of supermarkets undercutting games prices in the first place and making losses on brand new games which caused the whole mess of GAME group going under in the first place, it would be interesting to see if they still continue to offer games well below the RRP on launch to edge out their remaining rivals.
So with many retailers looking to jump in GAME's grave (who may still not die) who do you think will take the top spot with gamers. Or do you think GAME/Gamestation can recover from all of this!
( Edited 17.12.2012 05:02 by Guest )