I like that new system actually. It allows you to check out the case front and back without having to ask an employee to open the case so you could check out the games.
It also keeps the stashers at bay, since from what I've seen in other Target stores with this setup they keep ALL of the games in one place and don't put out the clearance titles on the endcaps, which is what allows people to hide shit in the first place.
So, well played Target, well played.
The Targets I've been to that had the plastic prisons still had clearance endcaps. (Of course, that's back when Targets still had video game clearance.
I don't understand the distaste for the new style. I think people are taking the coincidence of new layout with lack of clearance as being cause and effect. But all the Targets I've been to have been barren no matter what the layout.
And just for some perspective, in the past few months it was only the new layout stores where I found:
1. Demons Souls on clearance
2. Modern Warfare 2 Hardened on clearance
3. Mass Effect 2 Collectors weeks after release
4. DSi bundle on clearance
5. White PS2 bundle on clearance.
So the sky isn't falling. Or at least it's not falling because games in tethered cases.