With all the games released in 2009, and even with the help of Modern Warfare 2’s huge success, it seems GameStop sales of the year can still keep up with number of sales from the last year, which is a bad thing.
Last year, 1.092 games were relesed to retail outlets, and this year, each store achieved about 1.092 retail games.
However, we need to focus on games that win a permanent seat, like Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, etc, which, somehow, take the place of new games. But that ain’t a big problem.
With game industries down year-over-year, there are less options when it comes to your pocket money.
According to Electronic Entertainment Design and Research analyst Jesse Divnich, in 2010 there’s a big expectation for 5-8 percent drop in the number of games to hit retail shop’s shelves. He points out peak release trends from previous console generations, and if OnLive and GaiKai come out earlier there’ll be a raise of 10 percent sales reduction.