Alibris Adds Games
APRIL 27, 2011 • Alibris, best known as an online marketplace for independent book sellers, is adding a dedicated section for the sale of used and new video games. Alibris will support common search topics such as title, platform and genre.
Impact: This is good news for independent game retailers that find it difficult to compete with the promotion power of market giants like GameStop or Best Buy. The good news also extends to consumers: greater purchasing options means a better chance to find a lower price. Selling through Alibris will also make it easier for gamers in less well-served regions like Latin America to purchase used titles across national borders. This is a development worth watching closely.