We all know Xtra Vision has been having it's problems in the age of everyone having Sky Movies, downloading, upward rent review only and the recession. It was only 2 years ago that was an interim examiner was appointed to Xtra Vision.
Do you think Xtra Vision has a future? I personally don't not think so in this day with the factors I already mentioned. There was a time when there was an Xtra Vision in nearly every town in Dublin, not the case anymore. Late 1990s, near me there were Xtra Visions in Sutton, Bayside, Clontarf, Raheny and Killester. That was a quite a good number of stores in a rough 3 mile radius. Today out of those stores only Killester still exists with Sutton just closing. Donaghmede has seen a new store there but it does weak businesses as do most Xtra Vision shops. In fairness to Xtra Vision they have expanded beyond just video or DVD rental, they do games, CDs, food and technology like phones and iPods but I don't think it will be enough. Personally I think they should reduce the open hours of Xtra Vision stores say like only open 5-10 on weeknights and open 12-10 on weekends if they stand a chance of remaining in business. The closure of HMV are an example Xtra Vision should watch carefully.