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Old 2007-05-04, 00:39
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It would be like Tesco's buying out Sainburys.
Sorry to go off topic but this could happen

Tesco has been doing very well in the last 7 or so years, Sainsburys along with their Jamie Oliver campaigns baa sorry J.Sainsbury your time is up.

and as for Game, baa fook them, bring best buy to the UK!
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Old 2007-05-07, 03:25
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DF i know how you feel on this. i have to deal with something bigger than GAME taking over gamestation. the problem is Wal Mart. they are putting all of the good electronic store out of business . Store like Best buy, circuit city and
Gamestop are starting to lose money. which is precisely why i am never buying anything especially game at wal mart(to buy a game at wal mart you need to get an attendant to open the glass case and you have to purchase the item then and there in electronics. )
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Old 2007-05-07, 15:29
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DF i know how you feel on this. i have to deal with something bigger than GAME taking over gamestation. the problem is Wal Mart. they are putting all of the good electronic store out of business . Store like Best buy, circuit city and
Gamestop are starting to lose money. which is precisely why i am never buying anything especially game at wal mart(to buy a game at wal mart you need to get an attendant to open the glass case and you have to purchase the item then and there in electronics. )
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Old 2007-05-07, 16:02
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hehe, just to clarify what Dan is refering too is an eppisode of "Pen and Tella's Bullshit" where they rip-apart the common Wall Mart hatred.

They make many good points, but Wallmart is still too powerfull dispite that.

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Sorry to go off topic but this could happen
Tesco has been doing very well in the last 7 or so years, Sainsburys along with their Jamie Oliver campaigns baa sorry J.Sainsbury your time is up.
Well, yes.
Thing is, Tesco's has been told they are not allowed too.
The competition commision wont let them.
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The supermarket analogy does not work. When comparing HMV to GAME, you've probably got anywhere from a 30% - 70% overlap in stock, depending upon the size of the store. Compare, Tescos to say, WHSmiths, and the stock overlap is about 1%. Garages, 1-5%. Analogy does not hold
Ok then, what about Waitrose or Asda? Easily a 30-70% overlap in stock, and yet still Tesco's isnt allowed to buy Sainburys.

Allthough That 70% is just uttter nonsense anyway.
Maybe if your comparing the smallest gamestore in the country to the biggest HMV...maybe.
But typical GAME to typical HMV, no.

Do you live in central London? Either that or have you not visited these stories recently?

In portsmouth you can clearly see the difference by just looking at shelf volume. HMV has the games in a corner on the lower floor.
Rather messy collection, but stored sideways so they can use the space best. Still, its very clearly just a tiny fraction of what Game stores, whatever format your looking at.
Virgin does a bit better, having it upstairs at the back next to the mobile phones, with a reasonable area. However, despite this there is no second hand stuff at all, no retro stuff, and very little accessories and peripherals.
No or very few last-gen console stuff either. ('cept ps2).

So, again, no contest at all with Game or Gamestation.

Tesco's just sales the top-chart games (no PC games unless its a really really big release), and Dixons/CD, has a spindale of crappy pc games and one shelf of ps2/ds stuff as well as a basket of random accessorys. Frankly, they might as well not bother at all. They are aiming for the "Parent buying any old random thing for their kids" crowd.



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Eg. Dixons, Currys, Comet, PC World, Virgin, HMV, MVC etc etc. All of these have a large amount of retail muscle
Nope, they do not.
And especialy not Currys/Dixons/PC World. (are you jokeing with those stores? They hardly sale any games, and they have even worse policys then GAME)

As far as publishers are concerned, GAME is the big-boss.
As far as Games go, Currys Digital et all just dosnt have the market power.

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They won't be stocking it due to disputes with the publsher over advertising space or something along those lines.
Yes, and the publisher would have then just gone to Gamestation, now they are in a very bad situation.
HMV, Virgin and even supermarkets relay heavily on the game charts(ChartTrack) too determine what too choose to stock. Without a game being on GAMEs shelves, their chart position will suffer making it harder to get a foothold in the non-gaming stores.
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That may well be - but Dixons etc sell large amounts of games in places where GAME are not - eg smaller towns and out of town
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