Sebastian comments in a new investor note that GameStop has maintained, and perhaps even gained, its market share in recent years. This is despite increasing competition against other more generalized retailers such as Best Buy and Circuit City. Conversely, Blockbuster has had limited success in building market share with its video game sale.

In his summary, analyst Sebastian argues: “We believe GameStop should continue to benefit from its focus on video games, core gamer consumer base, and highly profitable used segment, which are key differentiators from other retailers.”

I am not a big fan of Gamestop. The only reason I still go, is there deals they have (sometimes) and they are one of the first retailers to release non-huge games. (game that are not having a midnight launch) If Blockbuster can offer this to me, I will gladly use them.