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Why is the video game market not mentioned more in magazines or newspapers?

Asked by CuriousLoner (1812points) February 7th, 2011

Maybe it is just me, but I see the gaming industry as one that is going to keep growing and growing.

I rarely though, to me anyways, see it mentioned much.More specifically financial/investing media.

Why is this? Or is it just me?

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torchingigloos's avatar

Because they are smart and spend their advertising dollars on target markets that better suit their core audience. Why waste money on Newspapers and magazines… a dying breed… when you can put less money into advertising on specific targeted websites and get 20 times the exposure? :)

downtide's avatar

What @torchingigloos says. Gamers aren’t known for reading newspapers or magazines, so the advertising targets the web, and special-interest gaming & computer magazines.

I see high-profile games like Call of Duty and Gran Turismo advertised on TV from time to time, especially in the run-up to Christmas.

aidoom7's avatar

Because video game makers are smarter than other companies.

Mikewlf337's avatar

Because they are mentioned in Video Game magazines such as Gampro, Game Informer, etc.

taytaysafreak's avatar

I agree with all of these answers, and I think that there are a few big gaming magazines but for the most part….us gamers stick with the internet for the latest news. We like having discussions, polling and getting our information in real-time instead of waiting for a magazine to come out with new ratings and reviews.

Axemusica's avatar

What, does no one read GameInformer? I’m not sure, but I think that qualifies as a full fledged magazine right there.

CuriousLoner's avatar

I meant more specifically in financial/investing.

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