Monday, July 18, 2011

Bye, Bye Borders

Alas, it seems that the giant bookstore chain's attempts to salvage some portion of their once-mighty empire have failed. The whole company is going to be liquidated.
"The liquidation of the company's remaining 399 stores could start as soon as Friday, and the chain is expected to go out of business for good by the end of September, the company said."

This is significant for the gaming industry, of course, because having gaming products in such large, general-use stores is useful in reaching out to potential new gamers/customers who might not otherwise seek out products online or in a specialty gaming store.