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Target rolling out video game reservation program

Target is rolling out a video game reservation system, another sign that video gamers are still spending through the recession.

Video games have been one of the bright spots for retailers during this recession. Even at 40 bucks a pop, they’re relatively cheap entertainment if they lead to several nights spent at home in front of the television instead of out on the town.

Today, in a sign that gamers are still spending, Target announced a video game reservation program for popular titles.

Gamers can pay $1 for a “collectible reservation card.” When they bring the card back within seven days of the game’s release date, they get a $5 gift card for a future purchase.

The first titles included in the program will be Punch Out!!, EA Sports Active, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings and UFC 2009 Undisputed.