WHAT?

in an article in the nytimes this morning, i saw this:

In a survey conducted this month by the NPD Group, a research firm, consumers suggested that they would sooner cut spending on clothing, furniture and eating out than on video games.

8 comments:

K.Line said...

Can't say I'm surprised - though it is horrifying...

Alexandra said...

They msut have surveyed crazy people! "My people" would never do such a thing!

Iheartfashion said...

I had the EXACT same thought: WHAT!?
I've never owned a video game, but I'd sooner give up my TV, VCR, DVD, and stereo (and maybe food!) than cut spending on clothing.
Also, did you notice spending on women's apparel is way down, while spending on men's apparel is actually up?

-h of candid cool said...

video games??? who did they ask?

The solemn cat said...

Definitely crazy people or teenage boys.

Anonymous said...

What demographic does this survey represent? What a bizarre outcome.

xo

Sabina

enc said...

We were discussing video games in our house last night.

I kicked it off. "I couldn't be LESS interested in video games."

Mr.OM: "Neither could I."

"I don't find them entertaining" is what Almost-12 said.

I guess we don't fit the demo.

Nancy said...

I can see how that could be true. My last 3 jobs have been in ice cream, coffee and video game/movie stores. The food places were lucky to get 200 dollars in sales on a good day, while the entertainment store makes about 2000 per day at least. People don't mind spending 6.50 on a movie, but there is no way they will buy a large mocha breve for the same price.