Re: Good times ahead
Retailers stopped selling PC games shortly after they shifted focus from new to second hand sales. Most PC games use DRM or product keys to prevent resale, which is much less profitable for retailers compared to console sales. They can resell a single console game over and over again making a large profit each time, (coincidentally cutting out the distributor, publisher and developer's share from the profits), whilst a PC game can only be sold once.
Of course they didn't reckon on Steam and the other digital distributors picking up their discarded ball and playing with it, leading to a resurgence in PC game sales, and a generation of PC gamers who have no need to walk into their overpriced stores again.