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#1 Saving For a Space Ship

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:47 PM

Losses mount as troubled games retailer Game Group battles on

Read more: http://www.thisismon...l#ixzz1ZHItRHrh

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Edited by Saving For a Space Ship, 28 September 2011 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:54 PM

I wonder if their business model is losing Steam?

Very low prices, the ability to re-download games again (say if you've wiped your computer), older games made compatible with modern versions of the Windows OS, crazy sales on a regular basis.

Who in their right mind would buy from GAME rather than Steam?

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:00 PM

I wonder if their business model is losing Steam?

Very low prices, the ability to re-download games again (say if you've wiped your computer), older games made compatible with modern versions of the Windows OS, crazy sales on a regular basis.

Who in their right mind would buy from GAME rather than Steam?


Game can often be a tenner over an online price...most of its customers base are internet savvy (they will either buy them online or via ebaygum) - they are fighting a losing battle - much like HMV...

Anyone know how Gamestation are getting on?
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:59 PM

Game stores are small and crowded, the queueing system is awful (I hand you some money; you hand over the game; I walk out of the shop: how long should that take?!?) and the stores too often smell of B.O. I assume that this is from the grubby kids that frequent the place but it could equally be from the spotty, uninterested teenage staff. And the prices are just stupid, when you consider how quickly the price of a new game drops after it's released.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 09:04 PM

Supermarkets undercut them on all major releases too.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 09:07 PM

51million?

how much is that per store?
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 09:11 PM

51million?

how much is that per store?


http://www.bit-tech....s-ceo-resigns/1

between 677 & 550
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 09:12 PM

I wonder if their business model is losing Steam?

Very low prices, the ability to re-download games again (say if you've wiped your computer), older games made compatible with modern versions of the Windows OS, crazy sales on a regular basis.

Who in their right mind would buy from GAME rather than Steam?


Steam is a good model but it isn't cheap.

OnLive (www.OnLive.com) is a much more interesting cloud based gaming model

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 09:15 PM

http://www.bit-tech....s-ceo-resigns/1

between 677 & 550


thats about 85,000 per shop...over 6 months....
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 09:16 PM

Up until recently Game's online division had been pretty good, they beat Amazon, Play et al on price and always delivered preorders early. Lately though it's all gone downhill, especially when they launched their broken website redesign. I guess heavy competition from the digital distribution services have taken their toll.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 09:20 PM

Game can often be a tenner over an online price...most of its customers base are internet savvy (they will either buy them online or via ebaygum) - they are fighting a losing battle - much like HMV...

Anyone know how Gamestation are getting on?


Gamestation & Game are owned by same parent co.
The monopolies & merger commission allowed the merger, if Gamestation continued to stock the old retro games. The retro continued as a token effort imo, the money was in 360 /ps3 / wii trade ins for which they paid peanuts as did CEX .

Edited by Saving For a Space Ship, 28 September 2011 - 09:38 PM.


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 09:25 PM

Who in their right mind would buy from GAME rather than Steam?


Someone with a games console?

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 09:37 PM

Sounds like they played the wrong game and now find themselves with no lives left.

All free movement of labour between countries with vastly disparate GDP's means, is that the labour gravitates to the country paying the highest relative wage; and it was always ever thus.


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 09:56 PM

Soon it will be Game Over.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 09:59 PM

Game stores are small and crowded, the queueing system is awful (I hand you some money; you hand over the game; I walk out of the shop: how long should that take?!?) and the stores too often smell of B.O. I assume that this is from the grubby kids that frequent the place but it could equally be from the spotty, uninterested teenage staff. And the prices are just stupid, when you consider how quickly the price of a new game drops after it's released.


Have you thought about writing a customer review for their website? :lol:
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