The struggling video game retail chain GameStop told all of its stores this afternoon to stay open even in the event of state or city lockdowns to protect against the covid-19 pandemic, emphasising that it is “essential retail” alongside groceries and pharmacies and should therefore be exempt from enforced closures.
On April 8, legendary video game retailer Games Maya closed, bringing to a close a 35-year history. Some of the biggest names in Japanese gaming paid their respects.
While there’s plenty of options for buying digitally these days, the act of physically buying games from a store hasn’t gone away. So for this week’s Tell Us Dammit, I’d like to know: how many games have you still bought at retail?