If there was a place like that around here, I’d probably get “Apple Store’d” meaning, I’d like it so much, that when I had to go back to an old-fashioned store everything else would feel cluttered and stupid.
That store looks nice and I hope it succeeds. I would shop there as well. One comment, though, there’s a reason why most stores don’t have nice Rock Band displays out and the like, and its not because GameStop isn’t crummy and trashy nowadays (though that is true). It’s because customers treat kiosks like garbage. It sucks ass but its true. How many broken guitars is he willing to pay for?
I really love their design concept and couldn’t agree more with the point about visual clutter and floor-to-ceiling box covers you see in most game stores. That makes me want to leave. Or at least, it makes me NOT want to browse.
I like the concept, but based on the first photo of the article, I’m afraid that if I walked past the storefront without foreknowledge, I’d mentally process it as a high-end home electronics store and keep walking. It’s down to conditioning, I know, but if there’s no red in the signage, and no garish posters and cutouts cluttering the displays, I just can’t make the association with games. And if I did make it inside, my instinctive thinking would probably be along the lines of “Wow, this place is really nice. Must be expensive!”