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Virtual Economy

Oct 18, 2020

We know Microsoft is sharing some next-gen revenue with GameStop, but how much? We discuss what we know about the deal, the missing pieces, and how it might impact the retailer’s survival. Other topics: Sony’s new PlayStation party recordings, Microsoft’s new comments about the Bethesda deal, Sega’s indelicate handling of crunch, and the September 2020 NPD Group report.

[Update: We’ve added a segment at the end before the outro (1:38:45) clarifying and providing an accessible explanation of the mechanics of short selling stock and how it impacts companies like GameStop.]