February 18, 2009 // Franchising.com // Newport Beach, Calif., – Gamer Doc™, the retail video game store franchise that delivers a new and interactive customer experience, offers the opportunity to be part of the hot growth sector in retail. Total video game industry sales in the U.S. jumped 13 percent over last year to $1.33 billion, according to research firm NPD Group Inc.
"Achieving double-digit growth in this tough economy is further proof that video games are the most popular form of entertainment in the country," said Jim Belanger, president of Gamer Doc. "The 13 percent increase is even more impressive when compared to the one percent rise in total retail sales for January. The number of consumers choosing video games as the best value and the most fun for their entertainment dollar continues to expand.
"Consumers are taking control of their entertainment experience," Belanger said. "Video games allow them to decide what, when and how long they play. The industry will continue to show strong growth because, for the same amount of money, video games deliver many, many more hours of entertainment for the whole family compared to the time spent at a movie, concert or sporting event."
Gamer Doc is more than a video game store; it is an entertainment center, featuring "Gamer Centers" for Xbox 360®, PlayStation3® and Wii®, making it easy for customers to find the games, consoles and accessories they are looking for. Gamer Doc also sells flat-panel HD monitors and cables, offers console and disc repairs, and the knowledgeable staff can show customers how to hook-up their systems for optimum game play.
Designed to provide an enjoyable shopping experience for everyone, Gamer Doc customers who know what they want can come in and buy, rent, sell, pre-order or trade-in games, drop off a console or game for repair, and be in and out of the store quickly, while those who are new to gaming or want to browse, can take their time and have all of their questions answered.
Gamer Doc is an innovative franchise concept that offers the opportunity to own, develop and operate a retail video game emporium. Launched in December 2007, Gamer Doc delivers a new and interactive experience to all customers. From dedicated gamers to Mom or Dad who want to try out a game, trade-in some old games or check out the latest titles and consoles from Microsoft®, Nintendo®, and Sony®, all customers will enjoy the ultimate gaming experience. Gamer Doc offices are located in Newport Beach, Calif.