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Submitted by Excalibur 555d ago | news

GameStop Likes the PS4 More Than the Xbox One?

The shareholders of GameStop (NYSE: GME), the world’s largest multi-channel retailer of video games, are happy with Sony’s (NYSE: SNE) PlayStation 4 (PS4). While GameStop has started taking pre-orders on Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) next generation entertainment system, the Xbox One, it is the PS4’s strategy which has no new restrictions on pre-owned titles that relieves GameStop shareholders’ concerns for now. (PS4, Xbox One)

Mikelarry  +   556d ago
Guessed as much, i mean if someone is trying to block you from making money.
edonus  +   555d ago
This is the stupidity of people at work. And fanboyism.

Do you guys even understand business? Do you know why Gamestop hasnt come out and officially denounced X1 or made a full campaign against MS? And random unverified explanation flyers that we dont even know whether or not is real doesnt cout. I'm not going to you the answer yet I'll let you all makes fools of yourself first.

Gamestop loves MS.
HammadTheBeast  +   555d ago
Please stop. You're too good at this.

But seriously. Humor us all and go on with this idea of yours.
UNGR  +   555d ago
THANK YOU. I've been waiting for you since I've started coming to this site oh so long ago. GameStop isn;t going to stop working with them, you can very well trade in X1 games at GameStop, they're one of the certified retailers, why would they hold a grudge if Microsoft isn't cutting GameStop out of the money? Makes zero sense. It's just another retarded store fanboy. I see them all the time. My GameStop is currently 50/50 Half PlayStation fanboys, half 360 fanboys, zero with both consoles, zero that play PC, and 1 girl that's never played anything except Angry Birds on her IPhone. It's just some kid thinking he can write a false spin article. Hell GameStop managers wouldn't even have access to total chain pre-orders, I never did when I worked there. You might get numbers from surrounding GameStop locations if you talked to other managers, that's it. And no company here to make money off of all platforms of gaming would favor one over the other.
MysticStrummer  +   555d ago
"Gamestop loves MS"

...and nothing could ever change that, you're saying? Sounds like you're the one who doesn't understand business, if you think there's some kind of undying love between one business and another.
miyamoto  +   555d ago
not only Gamestop but the gamers too
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UNGR  +   555d ago
False, GameStop wouldn't have a preference, if they did they'd lose all Microsoft support, and no good business would be stupid enough to turn them away. Only the gamers prefer the PS4.
MysticStrummer  +   555d ago
"Only the gamers prefer the PS4."

Well... gamers are GameStop's bread and butter, right? My local GameStop was a MS pusher this whole generation, but I don't believe for a second that they wouldn't start to favor Sony if they saw MS's policies cost them sales in any way.
DEEBO  +   555d ago
60 ps4 to 24 xbox1 at my store.we can't preorder the xbox1 anymore but we can go up to 100 ps4 before we have to stop.
MonChiChi  +   555d ago
Still have not preordered mine, was planing to do so this weekend and was stressing they all might be out. Hopefully stores around me are like your store.
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SonyPS4  +   555d ago
GameStop won't like a system that is designed around anti-used games technology. Used games are their bread and butter.
WorldGamer  +   555d ago
Seems about correct to me, given "The Unpleasantness".

http://media.tumblr.com/989...
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Typical-Guy  +   555d ago
Well it's not preventing them fro profits unlike the other party "Desu Winku"
BuffMordecai  +   555d ago
You don't say?

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GoldPunch-TR  +   555d ago
Normal. Because PS4 is better than Xbox One. Not only for me, for everyone.
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Captain Qwark 9  +   555d ago
No, just no. Give up already. Your not convincing anyone else to hate it just helping reassure yourself and other Sony fanboys that you picked the right console for yourselves but much like you and those other fanboys, those of us already planning to and impressed with the xbone, are still going to get it no matter how much you try to bring it down
SpinalRemains  +   555d ago
No one is trying to bring it down.

It is what it is.

Not as good as PS4, yet more expensive.

No one is telling you not to buy it. Go ahead and have fun with it.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   554d ago
I disagree

Will PS4 allow me to seamlessly switch from tv, to music to games?

No, then since the XB1 only offers that, it will be the console for me.

I like my consoles to be more then just a little black box under my tv that JUST plays games.

XBOXdayONE
jmc8888  +   554d ago
Yeah, it's called a remote control.

One or two buttons and I can be between TV, 360, PS3, Wii U, PC.

I'm not going to buy a $499 console with a $60 graphics card so I can use my voice instead of grab the remote next to me.

I mean if people want to buy something, that's fine...but if the reason is so they can use their voice instead of using a remote, it's not a very good one.

I'm sure Microsoft will make a few bucks selling your TV viewing habits. Kinect is there to exploit you and the data you create that they can either SELL or give to the gov't.
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princejb134  +   554d ago
@lvl up gamer

So your deciding factor is really seamlessly switching between tv, music and games?

I buy a VIDEO GAME CONSOLE for games. Everything else is just extra.
If I want to watch tv I have a cable box for that
If I want music I have an iPod and radio
Hicken  +   554d ago
Why not just buy a Smart TV? It'll do everything your XBO will do.

Except game.

Wait, the XBO hardly does that, either, so nevermind.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   554d ago
@ princejb134

When I was a kid living at my Moms house, i did the same thing, I bought a console to play games...now I have my own home with a TV room. We are several years forward where a console ONLY played games. Last time I checked, the PS3 is the #1 used device to stream Netflix, so where YOU only buy a console for gaming, MOST ppl do more then just gaming on their console.

I want a console that does EVERYTHING and not just 1 thing. I want a single device that not only plays games, but also controls my entire entertainment system without fiddling through 3 different controllers to work a separate device.

Your "i buy a console to play games" mentality is a dying mentality that is ONLY shared with the very few certain brand loyalty crowd on this site.

@ Hicken

You must have missed E3 this year...had you seen it you would have seen that the MS conference not only showed more games for their XB1 then Sony showed for their PS4, but the game lineup was also much better.

So your ignorant and clearly trolling reply has been marked for trolling.
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thebudgetgamer  +   555d ago
Looks like Gamestop and I have something in common.
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SpinalRemains  +   555d ago
Gamestop and most everyone.
broncos78254  +   555d ago
NO Shiite!! Of course Gamestop gonna give the ol stink eye to Microsoft.

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