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GameStop is the latest retailer to announce its list of Black Friday deals, and there are plenty of goodies to go around for console (and PC) lovers. In fact, GameStop's discounts are especially compelling when it comes to Sony hardware. Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro typically retails for $399, but GameStop will be selling the 4K console for $349.99. On top of that, you will receive a $50 GameStop gift card that can be used to purchase anything in the store (including new release titles that you might have your eyes on like Call of Duty: WWII). If you still want to stay within the Sony camp, but don't... Read more...
GameStop's upcoming PowerPass used games subscription service hasn't even been officially launched yet, and it has already hit a pothole. PowerPass was first leaked late last month, and allows customers to rent an unlimited number of used games (one at a time) during a six-month period. After those six months are up, the last game that you have "out" is yours to keep. However, GameStop has since instructed store employees to remove all signage relating to the program, which has drawn considerable interest from the gaming community. Although GameStop didn't get into specifics, it did confirm that... Read more...
We all know how it is, you roll into GameStop to pick up a used game, get it home, and find out that you don’t like it. Unfortunately, that’s just money down the drain. Or you get the game home and beat it in short order and need something new to play. GameStop has a new program set to launch in November that might appease gamers that have an itchy trigger finger when it comes to game purchases. The new program is called PowerPass and allows gamers to pay $60 and gain access to all the pre-owned games you want to play for six months. This is essentially a rental program for the large catalog... Read more...
Nintendo promised months ago that it would build more of the SNES Classic Edition consoles that it did of the hugely successful NES Classic Edition last year. The catch, as we all knew it would be, was that demand still outstripped supply for SNES Classic Edition hopefuls. This means that the initial stock of the retro console dried up quickly. The good news is that GameStop and ThinkGeek are gearing up with a new batch of consoles for fans to fight over this week. A GameStop representative reached out to let HotHardware know that more stock is inbound. The rep says, "GameStop is happy to announce... Read more...
Today marks Nintendo's launch of the highly anticipated SNES Classic Edition, which interestingly has the same hardware inside as the NES Classic Edition that came before it. This scaled down console brings 21 retro video games that many gamers grew up on and crams them into one package with no need to sling cartridges like back in the day. Nintendo has promised higher production levels of the SNES classic than the previous retro NES offering that was so hard to find. More production doesn't necessarily mean that the new console will be easy to find. We are going to run down all the places you... Read more...
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...
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