www.pushingplay.com writes "Comet, a retailer of electrical goods in the UK, is asking its suppliers - including video game publishers - to pay around $30,000 for display space in its 250 stores.
For North American readers, Comet is the UK equivalent of a store like Circuit City.
Comet is part of Europe's third-biggest tech retailer, Kesa Electricals, which has suffered a slump in Christmas sales. One supplier, commenting in the Financial Times newspaper, said that the plan to charge for display space was "desperation".
The Comet chain is best known for supplying household appliances rather than being the go-to destination for video games. UK gamers still have their pick of stores such as HMV, Game or Dixons (the UK equivalent of Futureshop) as well as second-hand video games specialists such as Computer Exchange."