Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Borders Books testing game sales in London

Kyle Orland
02.29.08
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Those worried that these new-fangled video games are taking vital attention away from the written word likely won't be too happy with the news that Borders Books is reportedly testing game sales in its Oxford Street London store. A handful of PC titles sit alongside the store's selection of CDs and DVDs as part of a pilot program that Borders UK and Ireland Commercial Director David Kohn thinks could expand to be a core part of the store's business.

"When it comes to Borders, we believe that computer games could deliver a level of sales equal or greater than our current DVD business," he said. "This could amount to as much as ten per cent of total Borders sales."

Kohn seemed particularly interested in adding Wii and DS titles to the stores' selection in order to "complement our market-leading children's line-up." Great idea ... just be careful which Wii games you put in the children's section. Flesh-eating zombies don't necessarily complement Hop on Pop.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

AI can gauge the risk of dying from heart conditions

AI can gauge the risk of dying from heart conditions

View
OnePlus 7T Pro may debut on October 10th

OnePlus 7T Pro may debut on October 10th

View
'Minecraft' now has 112 million players per month

'Minecraft' now has 112 million players per month

View
Central banks to question Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency

Central banks to question Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency

View
Verizon will launch home 5G everywhere mobile service is available

Verizon will launch home 5G everywhere mobile service is available

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr