As you probably know by now, both Amazon and Toys R Us are attempting to get into the used game market in the US. If you are like me, you’ve been hoping someone can do a better job than Gamestop. However, will either of these companies pull it off? CAG has their own observations and predictions.
Toys R Us and Amazon are certainly not the first retailers to try and grab a piece of the used game market and they won’t be the last. GameStop has had competition in the past and still has competition to this day. Stores including Circuit City, Best Buy, Blockbuster, Game Crazy, FYE, Play-N-Trade, and Wherehouse have all tested the waters with little effect to GameStop’s used game profits. Toys R Us and Amazon aren’t positioned in ways that are significantly different than those who have already thrown their hats into the used game business ring.
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