Items tagged with GameStop

Looking for something to do this weekend? You could watch the New England Patriots decimate the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday in a watered down rivalry that won't feature Peyton Manning falling to the fetal position at the first sound of footsteps coming through his offensive line. Or you could watch the new Muppets... Read more...
Last week, we covered GameStop's decision to first pull coupons from Deus Ex: Human Revolution from game boxes and the company's subsequent decision to stop selling the game altogether until Square Enix provided it with boxed versions that didn't include a coupon for OnLive's gaming service. Now, GameStop has pulled an about-face and is offering... Read more...
Most companies, when caught removing something from a game box that the publisher meant to put there, might express shame or at least pretend it was an accident. Not GameStop. Yesterday, news broke that the massive retailer had given orders to open all copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and remove the coupon for a... Read more...
It should come as no big surprise to hear that GameStop is starting up a program to sell digital versions of games at physical B&M stores. That's right: digital copies of games, at stores. Why such a mishmash? While customers could purchase the same thing online without messing with the whole in-store routine... Read more...
In a surprising change of pace, it appears that GameStop will be returning to the PC games market with an announcement that customers can now place pre-orders for digital downloads. Seemingly following EA's lead, the brick-and-mortar retailer has begun shifting the some of its focus off of packaged goods sales and onto digital distribution.... Read more...
Video games publisher Electronic Arts says that the end is coming for brick-and-mortar video games stores. Speaking to Eurogamer in an interview yesterday, EA Sports Vice President Andrew Wilson made clear his thoughts on the future of game purchases. "There will come a day where I think that people will stop going into GAME and GameStop.... Read more...
When it comes to video game sales, there's no love lost between game publishers and game retailers--particularly GameStop. Nearly half (48.1 percent) of GameStop's profits come from sales of used games. The company's entire business model is built around the acquisition and sale of previously owned games. Such sales are pure profit to the... Read more...
Are brick-and-mortar gaming stores going the way of Blockbuster? Probably not in the immediate future, but it has to be a concern for executives at GameStop. A few major trends are shifting; one, gamers are flocking to services like GameFly to rent games by mail rather than paying $60 a pop to own them. Another, is... Read more...
Some may say that the physical disc still has a place in this world for years to come, and they're probably right. But to say that digital downloads aren't taking out a serious chunk of sales would be denying reality. iTunes alone has proven that digital downloads are capable of catching on, as Apple has already taken over Walmart as the world's... Read more...
It's the signs of a changing world. Changing demands. Changing norms. And a changing face of gaming. It's the digital era, and it's officially being ushered in at GameStop. While many tied to the brick-and-mortar gaming industry have wondered just how they'd cope with the increasing demand from gamers to have new... Read more...
Colony collapse disorder (or CCD) is a phenomenon in which worker bees from a beehive or European honey bee colony abruptly disappear. One might think the employees of this video game store in New York City were wishing CCD would happen outside their store. It was a GameStop store in New York City near Union Square. Workers were trapped inside... Read more...
There’s good money to be made in buying and selling used video games. With big players such as Amazon getting in on the action, competition is sure to heat up quickly. The latest retailer that’s trying to get a piece of the pie is Wal-Mart. The retailer recently leased space to automated kiosk manufacturer e-Play.   As a result of the agreement Read more...
The world’s largest video game retailer may be in some hot water as a result of some recent investigative reporting by Kotaku’s Brian Crecente and Michael McWhertor. After speaking to unnamed GameStop employees at locations around the U.S., the popular game blog has exposed GameStop’s practice of selling employee-played games as new copies.... Read more...
Can it be? Can it be? Nintendo's Wii has finally left its perpetual state of "sold out?" We can't definitely say that's the case across the board, but we can personally say that we've seen more Wiis on local store shelves (meaning at least one, and usually not two) over the past month than we've seen in the past two years. Oh, and aside from... Read more...
Everything Amazon seems to touch turns to gold, so why should this initiative be any different? In an effort to rival GameStop's highly successful trade-in business, the online e-tailer has launched its very own Video Games Trade-In program. Of note, the program is still listed as "beta" for the moment, but it's completely live and ready to... Read more...
It's no secret that Zune sales are a fraction of those of the iPod, and apparently GameStop has seen enough. In its earnings call on Thursday, GameStop indicated it has exited the Zune marketplace.The move is unlikely to affect GameStop, whose sales come almost completely from video games but it puts up another hurdle in Microsoft's attempt... Read more...
Last Friday Nintendo announced a raincheck program, exclusive to GameStop.  This program is for those of you desperate for a Wii, willing to wait until January, and willing to shop at GameStop.  Today GameStop outlined the details.A limited number of reservations will be available at each store and only one reservation can be made... Read more...
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