"Hopefully, the company can target a turnaround; it's a staple of a brand, and it's worrying to watch these losses mount."
Ray... um WHAT? Who on earth would want Gamestop to make a turnaround? no one but those in charge of the company. It is also not worrying at all. My friends and I are sitting here reading the article screaming "YES!" "finally!!!" and "good riddance". We hate Gamestop, I don't know anyone who likes gamestop including a former employee friend of mine.
Gamestop needs to go away, disappear, vanish from everyones minds, and that happening today wouldn't be soon enough.
"Gamestop needs to go away, disappear, vanish from everyones minds, and that happening today wouldn't be soon enough."
I have a hard time disagreeing, but is there any company aside from Walmart at the moment that's a realistic competitor? I remember the days when Gamestop was actually fun to go to... hardly the case lately. Now we're all online, ordering our games and waiting for them to arrive. A little depressing...
Why was GameStop ever fun? I have only ever purchased 1 game from them and it was a pre-order for the first World of Warcraft expansion. I have never seen a need to purchase anything there they remind me of the radio shack of the gaming world, useless. GameStop has never had a competitive reason to purchase new products from them I have always been better off purchasing games from even just best buy as I at least get rewards points there. They don't have anything unique, their selection isn't any better than Walmart, Target, toys r us, best buy, and their only advantage sometimes are the preorder "goodies" (because they aren't always good) you get.
Here in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles there is a place called Game Dude that's been open maybe 3 decades and it's everything GameStop should be but aren't. I've bough and sold games and systems there my whole life but transitioned to Craigslist a couple of years ago.
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