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GameStop sales slump as gamers wait on next-gen consoles

GameStop Corp, the world’s largest retailer of video game products, warned of weak sales this year, as customers delay purchases ahead of the launch of next-generation gaming consoles. Comparable store sales are likely to fall by between 5.5 per cent and 8 per cent in the current quarter, the company warned.

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EXVirtual940d ago

After the delay of Watch Dogs and Drive Club (PS4 exclusive), I thought this would happen.

Most of the launch games for the PS4/XBO are also available on current gen consoles.

Palaven940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

Read the article. It is talking about lower sales on current gen because people are waiting to buy the games on the Xbox One & PS4. Not lower sales on next gen.

neocores940d ago

FYI watch dog was not a ps exclusive but hey nice way to try to troll.
A for effort

EXVirtual940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

Troll? Check my comment history. I love the PS4 :)
I know WD isn't a PS4 exclusive, I meant Driveclub.

dragonyght940d ago

lol jumping on the gun are we?
there nowhere in that sentence, he said watch dogs was ps4 exclusive -_-

SuperBlur940d ago

"Watch Dogs and Drive Club (PS4 exclusive)"

Dude you're seeing trolls where there isn't . Exclusive NO plural , he is referring to Drive Club

Zuperman940d ago

I bet everybody is selling there current generation systems lol.

ZBlacktt940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

Or he could have meant the PS4 WD bundle is the highest pre ordered one. Which it was... Or WD has exclusive game content for the PS4 which it does. But even still, he only said DC was exclusive in his comment.

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EXVirtual940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

Ah, my mistake, misread it. Sorry. I also didn't mean WD was a PS4 exclusive, I meant Driveclub.

3-4-5940d ago

just wait until next months numbers.

They are having sale after sale after sale on used games right now so they are making money. The sales have been recently though so we won't see the numbers for a few weeks on it.

Doesn't this happen every gen though ?

And PS3 users seem to still be buying a ton of games.

deecee33940d ago

Old article is old. This is from back in March. Plus, I'm sure Gamestop will clean up this holiday season.

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Thomaticus940d ago

They need to have better deals on the old stuff now.

Zuperman940d ago

$4.99 for current gen games.

jahfen83940d ago

I can see that. Im not buying ghosts cause I'm waiting for it on ps4

Oschino1907940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

I pre-ordered the Ps4 hardened edition on the SEN website last night. Just waiting for Ps4 to get here the 15th so I can hit the "download to Ps4" button.

I swore off GameStop and cancelled all my preorders a few weeks after renewing last fall. They just imo have some of the worst customer service and midnight launches. Refuse to spend another dime or min of my life there.

(Lived like 2min walk from GameStop used to be EB games before, shopped there since my first PC in elementary school and I could shop alone, almost 20 years now. This last gen it just went downhill in every aspect but mostly customer service.)

Amazon or local Sony outlet for physical, SEN for digital.

Edi007940d ago

Me too i wait for next gen now i m playing the old current gen games that i miss like infamous, resistance 3, borderland 2

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