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GameStop seem to be struggling to sell Xbox One, make homemade signs

GameStop seem to be struggling to sell Xbox One, make homemade signs

It seems as though GameStop are struggling to sell Xbox Ones, one NeoGAF user found an interesting marketing angle being used when he went into his local GameStop today. The staff have made some prison art style signs that steer customers off some of the false Xbox One issues. It also seems like the employees are pushing for Xbox One sales, giving negative feedback on the PlayStation 4 systems one employee apparently even said that he uses his PlayStation 4 [...]

GameStop offering discounts on PS4 and Xbox One games until Dec 29

GameStop offering discounts on PS4 and Xbox One games until Dec 29

GameStop is running a post-Christmas sale until December 29, offering a number of discounts on PS4 and Xbox One titles. For the next two days, you will get $10 off the retail price of the following PS4 and Xbox One games: Call of Duty Ghosts FIFA 14 Battlefield 4 Need for Speed: Rivals Madden NFL 25 NBA Live 14 The aforementioned games are now $49.99 each, down from $59.99. Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, and PC owners might also be pleased [...]

Grand Theft Console: Robbers steal PS4s this time since Xbox Ones were not available

Grand Theft Console: Robbers steal PS4s this time since Xbox Ones were not available

On November 20th, we reported that 58 Xbox One consoles were stolen in a heist and one man was arrested. Nearly two weeks later, it almost happened again…in Indianapolis. Here’s what happened. Last Tuesday, two robbers entered a GameStop store on the south of the city and demanded all the Xbox One consoles they had. When employees told the robbers that they didn’t have any in stock, they forced all the workers into a backroom and made them lay on [...]

GameStop says over 2.3 million customers on mailing list for their PS4 after being sold out

GameStop says over 2.3 million customers on mailing list for their PS4 after being sold out

You all remember that new console that come out recently from Sony, right? The new, shiny black one? With a gamers itching for a new console generation to start, it’s no surprise the PlayStation 4 sold out within 24 hours. By November 17th, over 1 million units were sold through according to console manufacturer in the US and Canada alone. Today, Bloomberg reports that video game retailer GameStop has said its inventory of PlayStation 4 systems have completely sold out. [...]

Trade-ins at GameStop through the roof, thanks to next-gen consoles

Trade-ins at GameStop through the roof, thanks to next-gen consoles

Software and hardware trade-ins at GameStop skyrocketed the weekend before the launch of the PS4. The retailer reports that people hauled their entire video game libraries to the store for some credit, forcing shops to remain open beyond their usual trading hours. GameStop also revealed that 43% of those who pre-ordered a next-gen console had already paid for it in full and 20% traded-in to contribute towards the transaction or to pay for it in full. Senior VP of merchandising, [...]

Proposed Royal Mail strike forcing online retailers to think of alternate delivery methods for Call of Duty: Ghosts

Proposed Royal Mail strike forcing online retailers to think of alternate delivery methods for Call of Duty: Ghosts

The latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise, Ghosts, is set to release on November 4th for PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U. There is a problem in the UK though, the postal service, Royal Mail, is set to go on strike on launch day, and online retailers are being forced to think of alternative methods to get the game to their customers on time. The biggest retail giants such as Sainsbury’s, GAME, Amazon, The Hut and GameStop [...]

Deals: GameStop’s Black Friday ad dissected in its entirety, includes some nifty deals

Deals: GameStop’s Black Friday ad dissected in its entirety, includes some nifty deals

While GameStop’s Black Friday ad recently leaked to the masses, DealsNews took the time to compile all of the retailer’s Black Friday deals into an organized list. We were able to comb through it, and we have selected some deals we think people will like. Here are the deals that stood out to us: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition (360/PS3/PC) – $29.99 Rayman Legends (360/PS3/Wii U/Vita) – $24.99 Splinter Cell: Blacklist (360/PS3/PC/Wii U) – $24.99 BioShock Infinite (360/PS3) [...]

GameStop Black Friday ad shows discounted games, PS+ one-year membership for $30, Battlefield 4 at just $30 and more

GameStop Black Friday ad shows discounted games, PS+ one-year membership for $30, Battlefield 4 at just $30 and more

I’m sure a lot of you in America and across the world are familiar with the crazy savings that happen on Black Friday each year (29th November this year), and GameStop have got some adverts out already which show off a lot of very good deals available for gamers. The most notable one of the lot is the ability to grab a PlayStation Plus one-year subscription for only $30, which is a massively good deal, considering all the free games [...]

Call of Duty: Ghosts GameStop pre-orders include Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley multiplayer skin

Call of Duty: Ghosts GameStop pre-orders include Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley multiplayer skin

Call of Duty: Ghosts players will have access to a multiplayer skin of Simon “Ghost” Riley if they chose to pre-order the game at GameStop. Riley is a popular character from the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series, and also the inspiration for the name of the dog in Call of Duty: Ghosts. Also included in the pre-order pack is the Free Fall multiplayer map, which features a dynamically falling skyscraper, and access to double XP for the launch weekend, [...]

GameStop investigating GTA V midnight release incident involving shop manager

GameStop investigating GTA V midnight release incident involving shop manager

We recently shared a video with our readers which stirred up some controversy as it showed a GameStop manager treating a customer in a rather unprofessional manner at the GTA V midnight release. The customer wasn’t exactly an angel himself as he was demanding a mature game without a valid photo ID. However, the incident has taken social media by storm, with arguments flying in from both sides. As a result, GameStop has been forced to look into the issue [...]

GameStop manager threatens to release angry customer’s details over GTA V issue, gets fired

GameStop manager threatens to release angry customer’s details over GTA V issue, gets fired

You know what sucks? When people abuse power. A GameStop manager got into an argument with a customer and then apparently threatened to give out his personal details. The guy filming a the video below ends it by high fiving the GameStop employee, and cuts it off when she threatens to release his details. But, according to a YouTube comment she’s now been fired. “I work for GS in the LA area. I am happy to report to all of [...]

Call of Duty: Ghosts “on track” to be the most pre-ordered game of the year, GameStop claims

Call of Duty: Ghosts “on track” to be the most pre-ordered game of the year, GameStop claims

Another year  and another gazillion of dollars for Activision from its yearly Call of Duty release. Well, this year doesn’t seem to be different as GameStop states Call of Duty: Ghosts is “on track” to be the most pre-ordered game of the year. GameStop senior VP of merchandising Bob Puzon states, “We look forward to celebrating the worldwide November launch of this great game that is on track to be the most pre-ordered title of the year.” So, does this [...]

Pre-order Call of Duty: Ghosts through GameStop, receive discount on Eminem’s latest album

Pre-order Call of Duty: Ghosts through GameStop, receive discount on Eminem’s latest album

It seems that Activision and Aftermath/Interscope worked out some kind of behind-the-scenes deal regarding Call of Duty: Ghosts, GameStop, and Eminem’s upcoming album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. If you pre-order Call of Duty: Ghosts through GameStop, you will receive a download code for a special version of The Marshall Mathers LP 2 that includes “an exclusive, bonus track” for $8.99. In addition, a music video featuring “Survival,” a track from The Marshall Mathers LP 2, as well as Call of Duty: Ghosts [...]

Let’s Get Pixelated episode 20: Stay out of Seattle

Let’s Get Pixelated episode 20: Stay out of Seattle

Hello Pixel Nation and welcome to episode 20 of Let’s Get Pixelated: The Pixel Enemy podcast… NOW WITH BETTER SOUND QUALITY !!!! In this episode we: Go “around the horn” and discuss: Williams gets back to playing DMC and begins to enjoy it. Tyler continues to delve into The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, gets light hearted with Saints Row IV, and goes all indie on us with Gravity Ghost.  Espo talks: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow PC, Lost Planet 3, Rouge Legacy, and finishes up Splinter Cell: Blacklist.  Next, we discuss Microsoft’s [...]

Wind Waker HD Wii U bundle to be a GameStop-exclusive, currently available for pre-order

Wind Waker HD Wii U bundle to be a GameStop-exclusive, currently available for pre-order

Earlier today, Nintendo officially unveiled a Wii U bundle for The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, which will contain a download code for the game itself, the 32GB Wii U, a special Zelda-themed GamePad, and a digital version of Hyrule Historia for $299.99. Unfortunately, if you were hoping to pick it up at Best Buy or a similar retailer, your luck has run out. The Wii U bundle will be a GameStop-exclusive, killing any hope of picking it up [...]

GameStop managers will also be getting Xbox One units this holiday season

GameStop managers will also be getting Xbox One units this holiday season

Yesterday, we reported that GameStop managers would be getting a free PS4, along with seven games, the news being announced at GameStop Expo. Turns out that they’ll be getting a free Xbox One, as well, when the console launches this holiday season. Neowin reached out to GameStop PR representative Jackie Smith and she confirmed the aforementioned. Regardless if a GameStop general manager attended the GameStop Expo this week or not, every general manager of GameStop’s over 6,500 retail stores will [...]

GameStop-exclusive Azurite Blue PS3 to be released on October 8

GameStop-exclusive Azurite Blue PS3 to be released on October 8

As we get closer to November, the buzz surrounding the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will inevitably increase, though there are people who are interested in buying a PlayStation 3. For them, GameStop will be the only retailer you can purchase a new Azurite Blue Super Slim PS3 from. It will come with, of course, the Azurite Blue Super Slim PS3, a color-matched DualShock 3, and 250GB of storage. Those interested can pre-order the $249.99 PS3, with its release scheduled [...]

GameStop general managers to receive free PS4 and 7 games

GameStop general managers to receive free PS4 and 7 games

While some Microsoft employees might be getting an Xbox One for free, GameStop general managers will be getting free PlayStation 4s, along with seven PS4 launch titles. GameStop PR representative Jackie Smith confirmed to Neowin that this is, indeed, true, though we don’t specifically know what games will be given. It’s clear this is a marketing move on Sony’s part, and it’s yet to be determined if Microsoft will do the same for GameStop managers. When asked, Smith simply said, [...]

GameStop forecasts next-gen as “largest console launch in history,” PS4 leading “first-to-know” list 2:1 vs. Xbox One

GameStop forecasts next-gen as “largest console launch in history,” PS4 leading “first-to-know” list 2:1 vs. Xbox One

While GameStop’s sales have slowed down with people waiting for  the release of next-gen consoles, it looks like the retailer is once again set for a big year. During a post-earnings call today, CEO Paul Raines expects the PS4 and Xbox One console launches as the “largest console launch in history.” In addition to that, GameStop president Tony Bartel also revealed that the company’s launch allocations of next-gen units are “much stronger” compared to the PS3 and Xbox 360, and [...]

With next-gen around the corner, GameStop’s sales slide

With next-gen around the corner, GameStop’s sales slide

While the next generation of hardware and software is scheduled to hit stores this holiday season, GameStop’s sales seem to have slid, but the retailer has still managed to beat its previous forecasts for the quarter ended August 3. Total sales for the quarter fell from $1.38 billion to $1.55 billion, which is an 11% year-on-year decline. At the same time, GameStop’s profits amounted to $10.5 million in this quarter, down from $21 million. CEO Paul Raines said, “Through two quarters, the year has played [...]