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GameStop Has '10 to 20 Years of Healthy Earnings' Before Digital Takes Over, says Analyst

People have been talking about the demise of GameStop for a while now, thinking that the quickly growing digital games market will make retail game releases obsolete in the near future. That "near future" could be a lot farther away than we think, however. In advance of GameStop's Q3 earnings report this Thursday, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter noted that GameStop can keep growing its business for at least 10 more years.

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George Sears2585d ago

Pretty sure by then they will figure a way to cash in digital downloads. Maybe add in bonus swag or some random shit.

Balt 2585d ago (Edited 2585d ago )

I can't help but think that sometime digital downloads will be given a number of plays. Like 100 boot ups or some $***, and the more you boot it up the lower the count gets. The lower the count gets to 0 the less your game is worth on trade in. Then, whoever you're buying the game from, replenishes the game back to 100 and then resell it.

(yes, you have the option to add more boot ups if you wish to keep it. Games would also no longer be sold at 60 bucks with this business model, either.)

Some gamers, let's face it, buy a game -- Boot it up once and don't power down until it's beat. They then toss it up on Amazon or trade it in and our onto the next one. These people are likely to always get the most money back on their Digital trade ins.

I see this being a very realistic approach.

Sinner101GR2585d ago

They need to get into digital, quick.