6th Avenue Electronics Launches Appliances and Gaming Divisions
New 3D gaming solutions are one of the main reasons 6th Ave. is devoting resources to the category, Galanis said. The division will include software from most of the major publishers and will carry XBox, PlayStation and Wii consoles year round. In the past, 6th Ave. only carried those consoles around the holiday season. The company hired a few new buyers that will focus on gaming.
6th Ave will focus on pushing full gaming solutions, which include high-end TVs, quality audio systems and all related accessories, Galanis said.
"Electronics retailers have to bring on more categories, particularly if you offer custom installation and are doing home automation, home theater and high-end audio," he said. "There is no reason why we shouldn't provide products and services for the rest of the home. People are asking for these other products. They say, 'You always do a good job for us. Why can't I buy the rest from you?'"