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Game Devaluation and the Market Impact

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Dec 10, 2014 4:34:56 PM

GameStop recently revealed a study they did regarding consumers buying digital copies of games and the results showed that people are spending less on games and expecting pricing to drop. 

The issue of devaluing games has been a serious topic over the last few years and as pricing continues to go down, it leaves many designers and publishers wondering how this will impact the market and there are several ways things can go.

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The Evolution of the Video Game Market -- Online

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Nov 12, 2014 2:44:42 PM

The biggest change in how video games have been bought and sold came with the rise of the digital age. Thanks to sites like Amazon.com, consumers were no longer limited by their physical locations.

For today's post, we're going to start to look at how much the digital age has affected the Game Industry with the use of online stores.

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The Evolution of the Video Game Market -- Trading

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Nov 10, 2014 12:32:42 PM

For our next subject on how the video game market has changed over the years, we turn to a common practice seen in any physical goods market -- trading. The trading in of video games is what transformed GameStop into the juggernaut of the retail market despite the wishes of the Game Industry. 

Even though trading games have been a part of the industry for so long, it is similar to the rental market in how it's declining due to the rise of digital.

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The Evolution of the Video Game Market -- Retail

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Nov 3, 2014 4:29:57 PM

The Video Game Industry has gone through a number of revisions in how games have been bought and sold. For this post series, we're going to look back at the various options throughout the years with how consumers could access video games and where we are today. 

We’re going to start with retail and while it is still around today, it has been eclipsed to some extent by the digital market.

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The Declining Retail Market and why Digital is Superior

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Aug 7, 2014 11:17:12 AM

Stardock,  one of the longest running PC developers recently put out their annual revenue report. In it, they discussed something that has been brewing for several years now: The Retail Market is dead. 

Digital distribution continues to grow and understanding the benefits and why retail is no longer a needed goal is a big deal for major developers.

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