The Best Video Game Stock For 2011 (GME, THQI, ERTS, TTWO, ATVI, MSFT, NTDOY, AAPL)

Video game investing has been the pits lately and a disappointment of the home-bound trade for the recession and recovery.  The fun and cool games have so far not translated to major gains that had been seen in the 1990’s and earlier over the last decade.  The reason may be that the market is maturing now that video games are mainstream more than that there are many underlying problems.  We are looking for value or growth opportunities after already having seen others run.

Our review for the best video game sector pick includes reviews of GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), ActiVision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).  We have also had to focus on some key issues surrounding Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), along with Nintendo (NTDOY).

We have provided a basic table below.  After the table comes the company by company review, with our top video game pick of 2011.

Stock Current Target 52-week Range
GME $22.84 $26.73 17.12 – 25.75
ATVI $12.50 $14.43 9.93 – 12.65
ERTS $16.40 $19.83 14.06 – 20.24
TTWO $12.25 $15.05 7.98 – 13.62
THQI $6.20 $5.26 3.33 – 8.29

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