Decreases such as these just aren't good. Exposure to the fast-growing video-game sector is desirable for many an investor's well-diversified portfolio, but I wouldn't look at Atari as a proper vehicle for gaining such exposure. I have to admit that I don't own any stocks in this industry so far, but I still retain this belief and will hopefully initiate some positions in the future. As time goes on, quality game developers/publishers will be able to capture a lot of disposable income, especially as console cycles repeat themselves; see the lowdown on upcoming systems, such as the successor to Sony's
Video games are, in my opinion, great combatants against the problem of age compression, which is the issue of young kids becoming more precocious at earlier stages in their development and thus becoming bored with action figures put out by Hasbro
Atari just isn't in the league of either Activision
Perhaps one of the better ways to become part of the video game investing bandwagon is Microsoft
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Fool contributor Steven Mallas owns none of the above companies.