Re: How much longer Gamestop has til there out of business?
well here we had electronics boutique. that went tits up
and gamestation. that went tits up.
and g-force. that went tits up.
there's game. which also went tits up but is somehow still around
i forget what was before electronics boutique here, but i still remember them selling megadrive/nes games at £80 a pop
seemingly still a ceX here also, but...the thing is, like you say, i can just buy it sitting on my arse at home and get it delivered to my door. it's not like 15 or even 10 years ago where you had to physically go to the shop
no point in browsing for second hand bargains either like the old days - it's still cheaper online and likely the same price or not much to buy a brand new copy
they also do that weird thing where they try and sell collectibles and collectable stuff (cards, figures, limited editions etc) alongside the games - when there's actual specialist shops that know their shit, have a bigger selection, more genuine staff etc who also sell that sort of stuff. so the sort of shop you'd still make the physical effort to go to
so i won't really miss gaming shops, aside from the nostalgic memories of them. will obviously be shit for those who work in them if they go out of business