Brick and Mortar stores that sell Mac games and Software

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Plutonius, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Plutonius macrumors 603

    Plutonius

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    I stopped by the local Apple store this weekend (haven't been there in awhile) and found that they no longer carry the shelves of games / software that they used to (Snow Leopard is about all they had). Are there any brick and mortar stores that still sell Mac games (not PC games that you can run on your Mac in bootcamp) and software ?
     
  2. TDHXXX macrumors regular

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    I noticed that my local Apple store had gotten rid of all their games that weren't 'Family Friendly', i.e quake 4, fable .etc .etc and now only have lego games and spore .etc
     
  3. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Microcenter if you have one, same with Frys. Some Best Buy's carry Mac stuff, not all. Fry's has the biggest selection where I am.
     
  4. Plutonius thread starter macrumors 603

    Plutonius

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    Ever since I got my first Mac (Mac II SI), there has been some local brick and mortar store nearby that sold software for it. Yes, you can buy it over the internet but, it cost more with shipping and it takes time before it arrives.

    If I was a software developer, I would have second thoughts about developing for the Mac if there are no local distribution channels.
     
  5. chill. macrumors 6502

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    software developers have second thoughts because of DirectX, apple's lack of support for games, and 95+% of the world population uses windows
     
  6. Plutonius thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yes but there are software developers that still write Mac programs. Without a local sales channel, I can see those developers going away. And who wants to buy a computer only to be told that they have to order software for it since they can't buy the software locally.
     

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