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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_Gamer1035d ago

That's an awesome gift for GS managers

cleft51035d ago (Edited 1035d ago )

Sony is pulling out all the moves.

sunnygrg1035d ago

Where can I apply for a position of Gamestop manager?

gaffyh1035d 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.

ElementX1035d ago

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

WeedyOne1035d 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.

gaffyh1035d ago

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

ShwankyShpanky1035d 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...

beakeroo11035d 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.

Dlacy13g1035d ago

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

3-4-51035d 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.

ElementX1035d ago (Edited 1035d ago )

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

indysurfn1035d 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.

SilentNegotiator1035d ago (Edited 1035d 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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HammadTheBeast1035d 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.

kneon1035d ago (Edited 1035d 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.

Aceman181035d 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 :)

Dread1035d 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.

iceman061035d 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.

ShinMaster1034d ago (Edited 1034d 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.

Blaze9291035d 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.

rainslacker1035d ago

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

Psn8001035d ago (Edited 1035d ago )

Wish I worked for them .

TBONEJF1034d 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.

irokster1034d ago

I second that, brother.

Jazz41081034d 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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Yep1035d ago

Expect bias when you enter your local GameStop store.

diehllane1035d 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.

Yep1035d ago (Edited 1035d ago )

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

That's a bias and an opinion.

JackOfAllBlades1035d ago

Agreed, there is no need for complaining about this

CaptainPunch1035d ago

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

360ICE1035d ago

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

M-M1035d 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.

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STANK081035d ago (Edited 1035d ago )

Haven't you heard? They are the sole driving force for skewed pre order numbers. Between handing out flyers telling customers not to purchase the X1, not taking X1 pre orders, Gameinformer (which is owned by Gamestop) further spread misinformation and media bias with widespread panic "MS IS Evil" rhetoric.

Why? Because MS going all digital would've been a major blow to Gamestop piggy bank

majiebeast1035d ago

It would have been a mayor blow to gamers.

Ketzicorn1035d ago

Yeah that's why some of their stores have Microsoft employees in their store advertising and they have Pre Order Xbox One all over their website.

ziggurcat1035d ago

1. oh, so PS4 destroying xbone in pre-order sales everywhere = gamestop skewing numbers. got it!

2. the information on the fliers was letting people know about MS's policies, just in case they may not have been aware. nowhere, and at no time, were they telling people to not purchase the xbone.

3. what misinformation?

CynicalKelly1035d ago

But Sony are going all digital too.

GameStop was against Microsoft mainly because they wanted to take all their used game sale profits and give most of it to the developers who made the game.

kneon1035d ago

So Gamestop actively worked to make sure the PS4 was way ahead on pre-orders on all the Amazon sites as well?

Or maybe Gamestop and Amazon are working together to bring down Microsoft.

majiebeast1035d ago

@Kneon

*Puts tinfoil hat on*
We all know who are behind the ps4 preorders being far better, crab people and the Illuminati.

Aghashie1035d ago

Ur argument is valid, so I agree w u. However, I must state that I disagree with the method u choose to redact it.

What u wrote is true and logical, so, that can be considered a statement. However, since u include bias on redaction, its no longer a statement. It's now an opinion.

Next time, avoid using bias, stay neutral and avoid the desagrees. That way ur ideas can reach more people on any forum with out being marginated or tagged as a fanboy.

Good luck.

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OrangePowerz1035d ago

And this gen they have been biased towards 360.

Yep1035d ago

What are you guys... trying to get revenge? That's extremely childish.

Keep me out of these fanboys wars. I'm a Nintendo/PC guy anyway.

Destrania1035d ago

Good, then get off PS4 related articles.

HammadTheBeast1035d ago

Ever been to a GAME store in UK? The people jump on you for even mentioning a product other than Xbox.

pyramidshead1035d ago

Christ, not been to GAME in ages. Waaaay too pricy but I guess they are high street retail. Amazon + Play are a cheaper and better service :P.

rainslacker1035d ago

I got called stupid by a GameStop employee when I told him I didn't want a 360. I think these biases exist in all game shops. It's only really natural. A good manager would make sure that the associate can at least respect the customer though.

My current one has a range of associates that all seem to like different things, so it's nice just to go in and talk about games. We almost never talk about systems.

user74029311035d ago

its not bias. ps4 is superior.

Aceman181035d ago

not really as i stated above my brother got all this earlier, he just text me about an hour ago saying Microsoft give them a free X1 also.

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N4g_null1034d ago

I think every one in this current gen war ethier has a website or works at a game store, etc lol. Hardly any real gamers here so expect this to get way uglier than it should, web sites make more money that way.its like the borg have taken over gaming. The crash is coming and I can not wait.

WeaseL1035d ago

They probably had a vote on it

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