Are the comparisons between GameStop and chains like Blockbuster justified? Do you see a path for GameStop to reinvent itself and participate in the digital economy? What lessons can GameStop take from past categories that have undergone digital disruption?
Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust :
It may be too late for GameStop. The comparisons are justified. The path and channel have shifted and just as some will walk into a record store if they are into vinyl, most will download from their music subscription. Gaming companies have the direct path to the consumer and it is not likely to change. Relating to yesterday’s Barnes & Noble story, Leonard Riggio would have been well served not getting into this business or getting rid of it earlier.
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