Reports That Sony Has Killed GameStop Are Premature

A GameStop store Photograph by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Video-game retailer GameStop has been declared dead more than once in the last year or so. First, there were reports that Sony and Microsoft weren’t going to include disk drives in their new consoles. (Both did.) Then the console makers were expected to put technical restrictions on used games. (They didn’t.) This year’s International Consumer Electronics Show has brought another round of doomsaying, set off by Sony’s announcement on Tuesday that it plans to launch a streaming games service this year.

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