Is it me or does it seem like video game stores abound these days? I just turned 32yo, and I can remember back in the day when one would have had at most 3 nearby places (at least in a city the size of Tulsa) to go to buy video games from.
Today, I can locate 6 GameStops alone that are within 6 miles from me, as the crow flies. (A is me; and there are 2 Gamestops, one is in a mall, near 3)
This doesn't even include Best Buy, Toys 'R Us, Game Xchange or Vintage Stock (the last 2 also trade games from old consoles.)
Why is this? It would seem that, in such circumstances, there would now be a glut of video game stores and as such several would go out of business, or at least that GameStop corporate wouldn't have so many stores so close together. However, they've all stayed open for several years. I know that the video game industry is growing, but seriously....
Have you all also noticed tons of gaming stores popping up everywhere?