MUGWUMP wrote on Jun 6, 2018, 22:02:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 6, 2018, 21:32:
...That comparison is not very good at all because brick & mortar stores always kept a conservative stock of current games only in maybe an aisle or two at most...
What utter bullshit. Egghead/Babbages had ancient games even in the 90s when stuff on CDs was popular. They had whole isles full of shit like "You don't know Jack". Full isle of trivia and chess and other crap. Later on when BB actually had PC games 75% of them were shit.
You're full of shit.
Further...I can't believe you would rather have someone else determine what is appropriate for your consumption.
Oh yeah? So you are telling me they had 50 aisles full of old games? Really?
Granted, I live in Europe, and I can only tell you based on experiences from retail stores in the 90s around here.
Here, we usually had the two aisles of current releases that I mentioned and then the shovelware that I also mentioned in huge stacks or huge boxes.
Yes, there were a lot of games in there but they were stocked apart from the current stuff. It certainly was not thousands of games. Retail stores would have gone bankrupt left, right and center if every store had that many leftover copies as you suggested because not every publisher offered return policies. Talk about bullshit.
Finally, what do special interest games like chess, trivia etc. have to do with anything? That's not the topic here. Those games are usually very easy to identify by title even on Steam. We are talking about "real" games obviously. Talk about full of shit. Yup. Up yours, buddy.