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Nintendo disappointed a lot of nostalgic gamers when it decided to abruptly end production of its NES Classic Edition console, especially after it failed to produce enough units to meet the holiday demand despite Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime promising otherwise. Well, the bad news is that Nintendo is resuming production. But the good news? It seems Nintendo is producing an SNES Classic. Managers at several GameStop locations say the unreleased console is very real, and also a marketing ploy by Nintendo. We have heard rumors about this before. Nothing is yet official, but Jonathan... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has certainly garnered a lot of hype, but has it also been raking in the dough? According to GameStop, it sold 1.2 million Nintendo Switch units during the console’s first two months on sale. The Switch has now outpaced the Nintendo Wii, which is higher than the 1.1 million units GameStop reportedly sold in 2006. GameStop’s global sales increased by 3.8% to $2.05 billion USD. Software sales declined by 8.2% and pre-owned sales decreased by 6.2%, however, hardware sales increased by 24.6% thanks to the Nintendo Switch. Worldwide omni-channel sales also increased by 92.9% because... Read more...
New and used games retailer GameStop has found itself in a bit of a rough patch these days. The company recently reported less-than-stellar fourth quarter results and is planning to close at least 150 brick-and-mortar locations, and perhaps as many as 225. That is on top of the store locations it closed just a few years ago. While it deals with ways to increase revenue and profits, it now finds itself investigating a potential security breach that may have compromised credit card and customer data. Security hound KrebsOnSecurity heard from two unnamed sources in the financial industry that they... Read more...
Do you remember when Nintendo of America Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime said back in December that his company would boost NES Classic Edition production to meet the Christmas shopping rush? “All of our key retailers are letting consumers know when to go to stores to get it,” said Fils-Aime. “So, as we sit here today, two weeks before Christmas, I think consumers are going to be able to get their hands on it.” Still to this day, finding an NES Classic Edition in stock at a retailer is next to impossible. We thought that perhaps Nintendo would learn its lesson for the launch of the Switch... Read more...
Nintendo deserves credit for recognizing there would be a market for a hybrid game console, one that can be docked in the living room for playing games on the big screen TV and played on-the-go via its built-in LCD panel. There was skepticism leading up the Switch's launch as to whether the market would be receptive to such a dual-purpose design, but if Nintendo had any concerns, they were put to rest when its newest console became the fastest selling system in its history. As to what the future holds, Eric Bright, senior director of merchandising for GameStop, believes the Switch has a fighting... Read more...
This might come as a surprise to, well, absolutely no one, Nintendo appears to be dealing with a shortage of its new hybrid Switch console almost a full month before it even releases to retail. Anticipated supply is so far behind demand that reports are surfacing of major retailers cancelling pre-orders. Among them are Target and GameStop, though the latter has since issued a statement denying that's the case. "GameStop has not, and is not, cancelling any Nintendo Switch pre-orders due to allocation issues. We are working very closely to confirm and validate any and all pre-orders of this innovative... Read more...
The NES Classic Edition console is one of the hottest and hard to obtain toy items this holiday season. Nintendo and its retail partners have been selling out of every unit produced, which in the United States came out to 196,000 of the miniaturized consoles in November, according to data collected by industry tracking firm NPD Group. That is an impressive start for the NES Classic Edition, though it did not come close to meeting demand.Stores that receive stock of the retro console have been selling out of whatever inventory they get in matter of seconds. At brick-and-mortar locations, any advance... Read more...
The NES Classic Edition game console is this year's Tickle Me Elmo, only it's not just kids who have it on their wish lists, it's adults too. And just like the Sesame Street doll, Nintendo's retro-themed miniature game console is sold out everywhere, save for second-hand sellers who have gone and jacked up the price on places such as eBay and Craigslist. If you really want to grab one in time for Christmas, you can pay a grossly inflated price, or you can try your chance at Toys R Us tomorrow. Toys R Us is kicking off its Christmas sale bonanza on Sunday. It's a week long event featuring an assortment... Read more...
The Internet can make it sound like GameStop is one of the worst things to ever happen to gaming, but with the company's latest move, that mindset could very well be reversed. That's because with its new "GameTrust" venture, GameStop is looking to help make the process of publishing games a lot easier for indie developers. We've all heard that kind of promise before, but considering the fact that Trine's FrozenByte and Deadlight's Tequila Works have already signed up, GameStop must be doing something right. While GameTrust is in effect a game publisher, it's going to be operating differently than... Read more...
Everyone and their uncle is on the verge for releasing a virtual reality (VR) product to retail. Case in point, Oculus is taking pre-orders for its Rift headset, the first batch of which will ship in late March, while pre-orders for HTC's Vive will kick off later this month. Then you have Google toying with a second generation VR viewer of some kind, and of course Sony is prepping its PlayStation VR platform, which now looks like it will debut this fall.Sony hasn't exactly shied away from talking about its PlayStation VR headset—it's built specifically for the PlayStation 4 console, sports an industrial,... Read more...
If you've been looking for a justification to upgrade from your aging console -- say a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 -- to a PlayStation 4 and are a fan of the Fallout series, then congratulations, the stars are aligned in your favor. That's because you can kill two birds with one stone by purchasing a PS4 console from Best Buy or GameStop, both of which will sweeten the pot with a free copy of Fallout 4. Here are the details.The cheapest and highest value option at Best Buy is the 500GB PS4 with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for $350. In addition to a voucher for Uncharted: The Nation Drake... Read more...
Unless you've found a spectacular deal, there's really no reason to buy a game console that doesn't come with bundled extras, usually in the form of a free title or two. Sometimes the game bundles come in digital form, which means you won't find them at GameStop. That's because GameStop has made it a policy to not sell console bundles with digital games. The games retailer will only carry game bundles with physical copies, and if only a digital bundle exists, it will work with companies to include one. This is what took place when stores were selling Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles with a digital... Read more...
You know what they say about one man's trash being another man's treasure, and if you're sitting on a collection of old school game consoles that you want to get rid of, GameStop will soon accept them as trade-ins. The pilot program will kick off in two of GameStop's markets, New York City and Birmingham, which include around 250 store locations.Beginning April 25, 2015, GameStop stores in those markets will accept retro game consoles, games, and select accessories for systems dating back to the original Nintendo Entertainment System. That means you'll be able to trade-in and/or purchase systems... Read more...
GameStop has posted its third quarter 2014 earnings that is a disappointment despite the robust sales of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While new hardware sales showed a 147.4 percent increase, the delay of Assassin’s Creed: Unity and lower-than-expected software sales attributed to a total global sales of $2.09 billion for the three month period that ended on November 1, 2014. This is down from $2.11 billion that was posted for the same quarter last year and falls short of initial estimates that the company would post $2.2 billion for Q3. While hardware sales have performed above industry expectations,... Read more...
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