Items tagged with GameStop

Cyberpunk 2077’s launch was less than stellar by our accounts, and it left many disgruntled gamers in the wake. In an attempt to rectify the issue, many companies are now taking returns of Cyberpunk 2077, whether it is opened or not. Now, GameStop may be joining the list of companies refunding Cyberpunk 2077 in an interesting deviation from standard procedure. According to GameStop’s customer service portal, defective or damaged items can be returned or exchanged within 30 days of purchase if the item has not been opened. Now, according to a GameStop memo seen by Vice Games reporter Patrick Klepek, GameStop will be taking returns of Cyberpunk 2077 even if opened. Multiple GameStop... Read more...
It is a tough time to be a gamer. There has been an extremely limited stock of computer parts (GPUs, CPUs) and next-gen consoles over the last several months. We even have some tips and tricks put together to help you snag a console, such as a PlayStation 5, but even that may not be enough. As GameStop continues to sell PS5 consoles at random, some people have had their orders canceled out from under them. Since the PS5 launched, GameStop and other retailers have been running “drops” where a certain number of consoles are thrown up onto the website for people to purchase. GameStop specifically has done some surprise and planned “drops,” and a few people have been lucky... Read more...
If you've struck out numerous times in your efforts to secure a Sony PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X up until now, we've got some good news for you. GameStop just confirmed that it will have both consoles available at its brick and mortar locations for Black Friday (November 27th). GameStop made the announcement when it revealed its Black Friday deals that it will be delivering this year. The Black Friday ad confirms that this is an in-store only promotion and that all of its physical locations will have at least two of each consoles in stock. The retailer also says that there's a limit of one console per customer, so if you're getting desperate to secure one of these two next-generation... Read more...
If you haven't already bought an Xbox Series S/X or PlayStation 5, you may be in for a long wait to get your hands on when they launch early next week. Given that both consoles are going to be hot ticket items for gamers for the foreseeable future, it stands to reason that many stakeholders are jockeying for position to get in on a piece of the action. One such company is GameStop, which has signed a multi-year agreement with Microsoft that will see it receive a cut from every digital purchase made on an Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X for the life of the console. The first hints of this new tie-up between the two companies came in a press release last week, which confirmed a "strategic partnership... Read more...
Earlier in September, Sony apologized for the PlayStation 5 preorder catastrophe and promised more console preorders soon. It seems; however, the preorder nightmare never ends as GameStop Ireland has begun to email customers stating they will likely not be getting a PS5 for quite some time. When the PlayStation 5 preorders kicked off, it was utterly chaotic. Preorders went out of stock near instantaneously, and Sony later apologized. Then, retailers such as Amazon began to crumble, announcing customers who preordered the PS5 may not get it on launch day. Now, our tech friends across the pond are encountering similar issues to a higher degree with Ireland’s GameStop chain indicating... Read more...
Last week, HotHardware reported on preorders for the new Xbox consoles coming up on September 22nd. We also wrote about all the preorder snags with major device announcements, and it seems Microsoft will have its fair share too with limited availability of pre-orders at GameStop locations. Preorders seem to be a pain point for most major retailers, generally speaking. Between bots snatching up the orders, limited stock, and websites getting the “hug of death,” no one can pull off a launch where everyone is happy. It seems like this will be the case once more for Microsoft as Twitter user (and reliable leaker) Wario64 tweets that GameStop locations will be allocated a limited... Read more...
GameStop has changed its mind on labeling itself "essential retail," and has announced that as of tomorrow, all of its stores that are still open will switch to a "delivery of the door" service. Notification of the change came from GameStop CEO George Sherman yesterday in a letter that was sent out to employees. The way GameStop intends to conduct business from now on is by allowing shoppers to order games online using the GameStop app or using QR codes at stores. Customers will be able to pick the games up curbside at stores that remain open during the coronavirus pandemic. In some states, GameStop has been forced to shut down locations entirely, such as California and Nevada. The struggling... Read more...
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a "statewide order" for nearly 40 million residents to "stay at home" amid the coronavirus pandemic, and in other states, school closings are common. Same goes for various retail businesses—many restaurants are now only offering delivery of pickup. Meanwhile, GameStop stirred up a bit of controversy when it reportedly instructed its employees to keep its stores open based on the notion that it is an "essential retail" chain. Say what, now? Hey, I love video games as much as the next person, and during this time of "social distancing" and self-quarantining, they are a welcome distraction, both from what is going on in the world and from going... Read more...
In many places, you can't walk into a movie theater and catch a flick or waltz into most restaurants for a meal (it's delivery or pick-up only), but you sure as heck can march yourself into GameStop. Well, for now, anyway. There has been a call for 'social distancing' in light of the coronavirus pandemic, and while GameStop has not yet closed its stores, the retailer has decided to sell Doom Eternal today, a day before it is scheduled to release. "To ensure we adhere to CDC-recommended social distancing guidelines, we will be selling Doom Eternal a day early on Thursday, 3/19 as a safety precaution for our customers and associates. Animal Crossing will release on Friday 3/29 to further help separate... Read more...
It's hard work landing on Santa's 'Nice' list, but hopefully you were able to do it and score yourself some fantastic loot on Christmas. If not, maybe you treated yourself to a fancy new game console for the holidays, like an Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or Nintendo Switch. Whatever the case might be, GameStop is having a Winter Sale to help stock up on titles. In general, this is a fantastic time to shop for games. Sales abound, with discounted prices to be had on Steam, at GoG, and the Epic Games Store (where you can get Red Dead Redemption 2 for just $38), to name just a few places where game bargains exist for the holidays. Not to be outdone by all of the digital storefronts, GameStop is throwing... Read more...
If you've had your eye on the Nintendo Switch Lite, then we've got some good news for you from Amazon and GameStop. Nintendo's newest portable console just launched a few months ago, and discounts are hard to come by on the popular device. However, both retailers are offering a $25 promotional offer if you purchase a Switch Lite. In the case of Amazon, you'll purchase the Switch Lite at its regular price of $199.99, but you can enter the code UUDDLRLRBA at checkout to qualify for a free $25 promotional credit. Unfortunately, you can't apply it directly to the cost of the Switch Lite at checkout, and it will instead be emailed to you within 7 days of your purchase shipping.... Read more...
If you have an original Nintendo Switch, now might be the opportune time to upgrade to a new upgraded model. The folks over at GameStop are running an enticing trade-in offer on the original Nintendo Switch, which will get you an additional $25 bonus added on to the console's trade-in value. Usually, GameStop will offer $200 if you trade-in a Nintendo Switch in working condition. However, that value is boosted to $225 with its limited-time promotion (which runs through September 15th). So, if your Nintendo Switch is looking a little worse for the wear (and is still working), you can take that $225 and put it towards the revised model which is priced at the same $300 as the original, bringing... Read more...
ThinkGeek, a website that we hit up on occasion for novelty items to soothe the geek's soul, is closing up shop. The company has an online presence at ThinkGeek.com and it also has 40 brick and mortar locations scattered across the United States. While the physical stores will remain open -- for now -- the website will shut down on July 2nd, 2019. For those looking to purchase ThinkGeek items online, you will be able to do so from GameStop, which is its parent company. According to a blog post, there will be a special ThinkGeek section setup at GameStop.com where you'll find the usual assortment of geeky gear. In honor of this "moving sale" of sorts, ThinkGeek is slashing 50 percent... Read more...
GameStop is in the midst of its Pro Day Sale. This is a single day event with discounts on games and hardware exclusively for Pro members of the retailer's PowerUp Rewards program. The Pro tier runs $14.99 per year and includes various discounts throughout the year, better trade-in values, exclusive sales events like this one, a 12-month subscription to Game Informer magazine, and a few other perks. Image Source: Flickr via Mike Mozart Today's sale sees various discounts both in-store and online, including some enticing discounts and offers on game consoles. For example, GameStop is including a $25 store gift card with Nintendo Switch consoles and a $50 gift card with Xbox One S and Xbox One... Read more...
GameStop is feeling the pressure after a recent earnings report was bad enough to send the company's stock tumbling down. The future of GameStop locations around the country isn't looking bright as the gaming industry starts to transition from physical discs for games to streaming. In the here and now, GameStop has a sale going on that gamers can take advantage of to get extra credit on trade-in systems and discounts on other merchandise. With the Spring Sale underway through April 20, PS4 Pro or Xbox One X trade-ins will nab a $250 store credit. Trade in a Nintendo Switch or standard PS4 and get $200 credit. The less desirable Xbox One S will get $150 in trade credit. Other notable... Read more...
The field of eSports has simply exploded in size over the last decade. Many corporations are throwing a lot of money at training facilities, tournament stadiums, and professional gaming teams. GameStop recently announced that it plans to sponsor an eSports training facility in cooperation with Complexity Gaming. Frank Hamlin, the Chief Marketing Officer for GameStop, remarked, “We are aiming to become the official minor leagues of eSports where GameStop provides fun and unique cultural experiences for player development while preparing the next generation of professional gamers.” Jason Lake, CEO of Complexity Gaming, stated that he hopes the new facility will further “professionalize”... Read more...
If your game console is feeling a bit old and you have your eyes on a new Xbox One X, this might be the best time ever to take that old console hardware down to your local GameStop and trade it in. GameStop has a deal going right now that could see you walking away with an Xbox One X for a scant $200. The Xbox One X normally retails for $499.99 and to get the maximum $300 discount you will need to trade in your PS4 Pro. That would be a hard deal to take for most gamers, as the PS4 Pro normally sells for $399.99. If you have serious buyer's remorse over the PS4 Pro this is the best way for you to get the bulk of your money back we've seen so far. You do have to trade the PS4 Pro in towards an... Read more...
I grew up feeding quarters to arcade machines, which might seem like a foreign concept to gamers who have been raised on Xbox and PlayStation consoles. Back in the day, we had to hike 2 miles in the snow, up hill (both ways!) just for the privilege of playing a video game. And now? Game consoles and PCs rule the day, though you can still find arcade cabinets in a few spots. You can also bring one home, and without the bulk and cost that are usually associated buying an arcade cabinet. Intrigued? A company called Arcade 1Up unveiled three-quarter sized arcade cabinets earlier this year at E3. At the time, the company said they would be available this fall, with pre-orders beginning at the end... Read more...
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 have a 4K-capable television to fully appreciate the benefits of the PlayStation 4 Pro, the standard... 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 it has decided to delay the introduction of the program -- for now. “We have elected to temporarily... 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 of used games that most GameStop locations have. When you are done playing that used title, you take... 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 that they will have additional SNES units available in stores and online. Only individual units... Read more...
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