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WWE’s “Fight Owens Fight: The Kevin Owens Story” DVD Set Is Already A Huge Success…

We all knew it would be a matter of time before WWE produced and released a DVD/Blu-ray set about Kevin Owens, and comes to little-to-no surprise that since its release this past Tuesday (because Owens IS Mr. USA; by way of Canada, anyway) that its been selling out EVERYWHERE.

The “Fight Owens Fight: The Kevin Owens Story” DVD/Blu-ray set features the entire Owens documentary (with the work of the great WWE editing and video department), 13 of Owens’ WWE career highlight matches (including his debut match in NXT to his match against Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 33 this past April. Plus, because Blu-rays are Blu-rays, this version has four extra matches. This set definitely sounds like a great deal, huh?

According to PWInsider, the Owens DVD and Blu-Ray collections have been sold out EVEN for people who PRE-ORDERED it; some people who pre-ordered have received notifications stating that Amazon is out of stock and their order has been backordered for over a couple of weeks. As we speak (er, read and type), the Amazon page for the DVD still says “temporarily out of stock.”  Even physical stores (i.e., Best Buy locations in New York, based on PWI’s own research) were having trouble keeping the set in stock.

So, basically, best of luck to anyone trying to find a copy…

[Thanks PWInsider]

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Best Buy challenges GameStop, Slaps White Glove Across Face

Say what you will, but this is a “gangsta” move by this Best Buy store.

It’s become pretty common knowledge that GameStop is the most popular retail store in the video game market, mostly because of its presence in the used games part of the market. With little to no competition in this field, GameStop has been scrutinized by game developers and consumers alike for its practices and policies (i.e., questionable trade-in prices, cutting developers out of income), as well as bordering accusations of the dirty business word known as “monopoly”.Nowadays, GameStop is beginning to face some competition from other retailers branching out into the used games market, including: Walmart, Best Buy, Blockbuster, Amazon, GameFly, etc.

Reddit user “striker1122” posted this image from a local Best Buy, which — coincidentally — is located DIRECTLY NEXT TO a GameStop site.  The sign reads “STOP trading in somewhere that only sells GAMES,” while cleverly utilizing the stylized font and colors of GameStop’s logo.  OH SNAP, SON!!

Best Buy’s (as well as other retailer’s) drive toward the used games market may greatly affect it, but may likely result in the increase of used game sales, resulting in financially hurting developers. Allow me to stand on my soapbox and recommend that the best way to support the video gaming industry is to buy your games new (whether at full retail price or even on sale) to help the developers, which results ultimately with benefiting us, the consumers, the gamers.   However, should the urge to buy used ever come up to rear its head, it’s at least very comfortable knowing that we have other (and probably better) options than just GameStop.

[Thanks Reddit]