Reacting to fading sales in most types of disc-based entertainment, Best Buy plans to slash shelf space for CDs and DVDs, making room for things that sell better, which encompasses just about everything else at Best Buy.
Click reports Best Buy will devote the floorspace to video games, netbooks and other things not made by the Black Eyed Peas.
Best Buy chief executive Brian Dunn explained the shift in a conference call:
“We’ll have another store reset before the holidays, which will include an increase in the space for higher-growth and, in the aggregate, higher-margin categories, like Best Buy Mobile, e-readers and gaming, with a heavy emphasis on new gaming platforms and pre-owned game titles. This will be enabled by our reorganization of the DVD and CD sections. The CD section in particular will shrink in space allotment.”
The news hear isn’t that Best Buy is finally making better use of the space hogged by CDs, but that it took this long to make the move.
What was the last CD you bought? Mine was Bree Sharp’s A Cheap and Evil Girl in 1999.