Video Games Rule the Holiday

GameStop sales for the November to December holiday season saw sales rise by 22 percent. The Grapevine, Texas Company sales were $2.86 billion during the holiday period, which is the busiest time of the year for video game sales. The report says that new $50 games are big sellers due to the hours of play and most homes now having a Wii, Xbox360 or a Playstation 3 gaming system. The titles Call of Duty: World at War, Guitar Hero World Tour, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King and Gears of War 2. The Wii Console and Wii Fit were also top sellers. They also attribute the big sales number to the used game and trade in game policy that the GameStop uses to shuffle games among users. These numbers are proving that the video game market is moving from just a 13 year old pimply face kid niche market. This is also makes using the home computer as a game playing device not as appealing. The home computer due to high speed Internet has become an online venue and game playing has moved to the television, this might also be due to the drop in price and one for every house flat screen LCD display. This goes even deeper with DVR you can record television show you used to have to watch play video games and then catch up on your shows after game play is done.


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