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GameStop managers to receive PS4, seven games

JS:GameStop managers will receive PlayStation 4 units and seven games at launch, GameStop has confirmed to Joystiq. The announcement was made at the company's GameStop EXPO, currently taking place in Las Vegas.

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NYC_Gamer1455d ago

That's an awesome gift for GS managers

cleft51455d ago (Edited 1455d ago )

Sony is pulling out all the moves.

sunnygrg1455d ago

Where can I apply for a position of Gamestop manager?

gaffyh1455d ago

It's a Gamestop gift, not a Sony gift. They're rewarding their workers with PS4s, probably because it is $100 cheaper. If Xbone was $100, they'd probably give that to them.

How much management does a Gamestop branch actually need though? People who go there to buy games most of the time already know what they want. The rest of them are convinced by the normal staff one way or the other.

ElementX1455d ago

I doubt Gamestop bought all of those PS4s. Weren't they in financial trouble?

WeedyOne1455d ago

@gaffyh

Management isn't for managing the customers lol. They manage the employees, making sure they come in on time and do the work correctly. Managers also probably have to do most of the paperwork for shipments and whatnot.

gaffyh1455d ago

@Weedy - Yeah, I understand that. I just think managers almost everywhere get bonuses and paid too much to do very little.

ShwankyShpanky1455d ago

@Gaffy: GameStop store managers supposedly pull an average of $38k, with a low of $28k and a high of $61k. That's really not very much. I've thought it would be neat to be a GS manager, but I couldn't support my family on that income.

http://www.glassdoor.com/Sa...

beakeroo11455d ago

Here in Australia the EB Games (GameStop) managers all work in store with the customers, they of course are in charge of other staff but they do work long hours on the counter.

Dlacy13g1455d ago

Sony money hatting where it counts...at the register. smart move, as they instantly get favor at the point of sale.

3-4-51455d ago

@ Element - Their stock just rose 10%, I'm pretty sure they aren't in financial trouble, that was just the "hits" articles that provoke emotion and aren't really telling the truth.

ElementX1455d ago (Edited 1455d ago )

Gamestop just closed 52 stores, they are in financial trouble.

indysurfn1455d ago

This is a gamestop expo to recruit employees! So of course it is gamestop that is doing it. Since most people actually want a PS4 that is what any smart company would give away, especially since it is cheaper.

SilentNegotiator1455d ago (Edited 1455d ago )

@ElementX
"Gamestop just closed 52 stores, they are in financial trouble"

WOAH! 52 stores?!?! That's like, an entire 0.008% of their total storefront count (~6700)!!
/s

They expanded too much, too fast. There are EIGHT Gamestops in my not particularly big county. That's why some of their stores have closed; not any sort of significant "financial trouble"

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HammadTheBeast1455d ago

It's technically a bribe, but also a reward, since the GS people were so anti-Xbox before the policy change lol.

Ah well, nothing new, same as Xbox and GAME stores.

kneon1455d ago (Edited 1455d ago )

If they are coming from Gamestop then it's not a bribe. Even if Sony were supplying them directly they wouldn't necessarily be classified as a bribe. You could "lend" the consoles to the managers in order to enhance their product knowledge. And then of course you don't bother to ask for them back :)

I have drawers full of gadgets I've acquired over the years that way. Most are now obsolete but I don't throw them out as I don't technically own them.

Aceman181455d ago

yup my younger brother who is a manager here in one of the NYC stores text me earlier to tell me what he got from them. lucky bastard :)

Dread1455d ago

Why is that when ms gave away consoles it was bad

But now when sony does it its brilliant

I am confused can someone explain this please.

iceman061455d ago

It's not brilliant or new. It's just one of many "marketing" strategies. It might stem from the fact that PS3 had rough times and Gamestop was traditionally (and unofficially) aligned with Xbox. So, Sony and their new marketers are trying to create a better relationship for that word-of-mouth groundswell. At any rate, it's a bit different than giving consoles to the "journalists" who represent the collective voice of the industry. (at least in my opinion)
Once again...not new...not brilliant...not unexpected...not all bad for either company.

ShinMaster1455d ago (Edited 1455d ago )

Because it's GameStop that is rewarding its own employees. Not Sony.

Why is it that you guys always try to claim double standard? lol
Just like when the fanboys jumped to conclusions saying that Sony fans suddenly loved TV even though what Sony is doing is very different.

Blaze9291455d ago

like the press, game store employees should receive free XB1s and PS4s - they are afterall the ones who sell them. Can't sell something to well they don't own.

rainslacker1455d ago

I was told they got Vita's at their expo last year.

Psn8001455d ago (Edited 1455d ago )

Wish I worked for them .

TBONEJF1455d ago

i think its stupid that MNGRS gets the system first before its employees do. because they are the ones that works harder than the MNGRS.

irokster1454d ago

I second that, brother.

Jazz41081454d ago

Im a gamestop asm or assistant manager and live in las vegas and will be at the expo tomorrow. I will find out what this is about. Pm me if you are interested in the truth as I will be there 100%.

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Yep1455d ago

Expect bias when you enter your local GameStop store.

diehllane1455d ago

Is it really bias if the PS4 is the better console anyway?
Most gamers I know are leaning towards the PS4 and feeling it is better, even those on Xbox360 this generation.

Yep1455d ago (Edited 1455d ago )

"Is it really bias if the PS4 is the better console anyway?"

That's a bias and an opinion.

JackOfAllBlades1455d ago

Agreed, there is no need for complaining about this

CaptainPunch1455d ago

"Is it really bias if the PS4 is the better console anyway?" That's kind of bias...

360ICE1455d ago

Well, there's difference between bias and opinion. Webster it.

M-M1455d ago

When he says the PS4 is the better console, I think he means in terms of raw power. In my opinion though, the PS4 is the best choice that suits my needs.