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Windows 7: Game sales surpassed video in UK, says report

26 Mar 2012   #11
jimbo45

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Hi there
it's almost IMPOSSIBLE for physical retailers to survive in this type of market.

Software in particular is totally suited to Internet sales -- immediate delivery -- no hassle inside the store and no endless lines waiting to pay on a Sat. Afternoon when people are lining up almost into the street while there is only ONE cash till working -at least that was my experience in Manchester UK recently -- strange when the UK has a stubbornly high unemployment rate --not the only EU Country BTW -- shopping in Paris is a Nightmare at ANY TIME FOR ANYTHING not just software -- although more shop assistants seemed to speak English in Paris than Manchester !!!!).

The profit margin on these games is not very large if you have to support a physical retail presence in an expensive area.

Similarly DVD / CD retailers are suffering too -- HMV for example isn't long for this world in its present set up --it's destined very shortly to join others in that "Great corporation in the Sky".

COMET is another one that's in process of being broken up -- the chain was sold to a venture capitalist for I believe 20 pence (UK) -- about 25 - 30 Eurocents (0.25 / 0.3 EUR). !!!

Cheers

jimbo


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