GameStop just confirmed that it’s in discussions about a “potential transaction.”
I know you guys all dislike GameStop but I like having a dedicated video game store.
Why wouldn’t it still be a video game store?
Well, its hard enough even being able to tell with POP figures being their main seller. I could easily see GameStop picking up clothing distribution. I think he means dedicated video game ship (oh yeah thats exactly what he said)
GameStop already sells shirts, hoodies, socks, etc.
when's the last time you stepped into a Gamestop? Because it hasn't been a dedicated video game store for a while. Usually I have to wade through POPs figures, t-shirts, random junk, and then get to the gutted games.
Last time I was in my local GameStop was to get the Last Guardian on release day. I hadn't been to my local GameStop in a while and it had just all been done up to facilitate their new direction with all this merch crap. I couldn't find the game ANYWHERE in the store. The Last Guardian was a pretty big release and it was nowhere to be found. Needless to say I left, and have just been buying either digital or on eBay since. I know they were getting hit hard with competition, but I don't think the route they took with the business was a good decision.
Don't forget comic books. Apparently they do comics now too.
Gamestop had to do that to combat digital sales. If they didn’t, they would of had to shut down. Sadly, the merch took away used game space. Personally, I like them because most of the time they really have great sales that actually beat digital prices.
Considering digital sales still pale in comparison they were losing sales to other competitors on the physical front. Hell I probably haven't touched Games top in over half a decade since getting brand new games 20% cheaper at best buy. I'm sad to see them bringing that to an end now...
Me too. But most gamestops are no longer game stores. You can't demo any games but there's a demo unit on the floor only to look at. They don't require employees to even know about games. They open up new copies of games and sell them as new but don't at least discount that last floor copy. The trade in values blow. Some of the stores are unkept and you can't find things. And the customer service is poor. Hopefully a new owner will have a new focus. Something more fun. That's what games are supposed to be. FUN.
They should put that in the name. Funcoland?
When EB,Funcoland,Software etc,Babbages,etc were purchased and merged into Gamestop, it was the end of fun and more about profits like Activision's CEO. When I ran a franchise Game Crazy before the idiots ran it into the ground by selling back into the corporate Game Crazy's,it was about having employees that were gamers providing information, demoing games, tournaments for prizes and FUN. And it was still a million dollar store. Then rumors that movie gallery were buying Hollywood video and I knew the end was coming like ultimate electronics with the same people involved.
Every GameStop I go to has multiple playable demo units, even PSVR and that one was in a smaller mall location.
Yes bring Funcoland back! @Apocalypse That’s sad how all that went down @Sgt Ok sure but every one I’ve been to is the opposite of that
Yeah, it is convenient sometimes, I like not having to walk a half mile through walmart to get what I want.
I was fine having a local dedicated games store that had real gamers behind the counter, gaming stations setup to try the actual game you want to buy, imports that I couldn't find anywhere else, and fair trades. All before GameStop moved in literally across the street and put them out of business.
My sentiments exactly.
I have good memories of Gamestop, but they really can't compete with Amazon. Nor can anyone else lol.
Have not bought a physical game since RE6 release.
Me too, maybe someday we'll get one again.
While I agree, it would certainly be nice is said store was not apt to rape their customers. Sorry for the analogy but GameStop has destroyed any good will with their ridiculous practices long long ago.
They’re not a dedicated video game store anymore. That’s my problem with them in the first place
The last time I walked into a Game Stop was a week ago. While they're not strictly dedicated to video games, video games are still the biggest focus in their stores. It's not like the products they sell is 25% games, 25% Pop Figurines, etc. It's just a shame that one of the only few video game stores out there was ruined by shady business practices.
Everyone believes digital is killing shops like this but really it's the fact I can buy physical media and hardware online delivered to my door. It will only get tougher for these shops with eBay Amazon or other online retail shops flooding our eyeballs with cheaper pricing.
All i can do is 8,49$.
I’ll give em $2.16 with a $2.50 refurbish fee
For a PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and 40 games?
I don't buy at Gamestop anymore. Its been quite a while since I've purchased anything for myself there. I've been mostly digital this gen and get all my stuff from Amazon when I want it. Gamestop has crapped in its bed and now they can sleep in it for all I care.
Hopefully they keep it a video game store. My local gamestops are cool, and not like the horror stories I hear about from other people.
I share the sentiment. On the internet it's cool to hate on gamestop just like they do with X1. But should they go as a video game store I'm going to miss it dearly
But X1 is shit though :)
If there wasn't anything to hate it wouldn't happen, Xbox deserves all the hate it gets plus more and gamestop have been trash forever, I remember when the ps3 released and every game stop employee would try to convince you to get a 360, they charge way more for games than most shops and give you tiny amounts back for trade one.
It's not just the digital transition but it's GameStops horrible business practices that are screwing them over. Yeah, whatever retard is buying GameStop knows nothing of the industry and how much money they'll waste unless they're more interested in buying customer information, Radio Shack did that, your private information holds quite a bit of value, not necessarily the business because it can be sold to other businesses for marketing, yup its a crooked business. Really, for how bad GameStop have been, they deserve to have to stick it out and the board get nothing and watch the company go down the drain with zero compensation.
A game store that doesn't require you to know about games to get hired. Be gone GS!
Good, after years of screwing people over with trade in value for games, these @$$holes are finally about to get what they deserve.
Gamestop was like every other shopping mall store, overpriced nonsense. Only interest I ever had in the store was getting a job there before I started my business because it just seemed fun. But anyone who spent money there was just begging to get ripped off. Last thing I bought there was a launch ps4 and that's cuz they were the only ones who hadn't sold out their pre orders yet.
Hopefully it changes and becomes better.
I'll give you $5 for all your stores (see how that feels?!)
Savage. They got me one time on that trade in scam, back when I was a kid. My dad didn't properly exercise his grown-up veto. Never again.
Gamestop is dope. Why wouldn't you want video game related stuff sold at a video game store? I like having the option to buy a new game and a rcpd shirt at the same time. Y'all trippin
my local gamestop is no longer there. There was a fire next door and took it down with it
They gave you that bad of a trade-in deal, eh? ;P
Yup $7 bucks for a PS3
As long as they focus on videogames it's all good. An RPG that goes on sale now will have the same price a year later on PSN. At Gamestop it will at least drop 20 bucks. I hate their practices but the alternative is Walmart ( who might not carry some of the games you like) and PSN (who always has the highest prices.). One would think that psn would have the cheapest prices. You know, no blueray or cd costs and all.
can't survive in this market place without low overhead expenses , should have become an online business only like amazon , now they're just another blockbuster instead
I can honestly say I’ve never spent a dime at a Gamestop. Not even when they were Funcoland.
Never bought a single thing at Gamestop/EBGames, and never will. Don't let the door hit ya.....
So it begins......😊
They will be ok...
Amazon is buying it right?
What's funny is Amazon and best buy have shit trade in values and sells used games, and all hate is still on gamestop. Lol. Gamers.
I get 20% off every new game from best buy, at least until 2020. F*** gamestop!
The should’ve turn into an online retailer with free shipping to get sales going but noooo they had to be a trade in store with cheat prices and steal trade in values so they get what they deserve
Is it Amazon?
Maybe they can buy a three year warranty from me for the low cost of 85% of the company’s assets and I will give them a copy of every Game Informer ever released. Hell I might even throw in a Nintendo cleaner kit for old times sake.
The gamestop I go to is really cool. Hell most of the employees kniw me by name. I like that I can pre order a game and make payments on it, put like 5 to 10 bucks a week on a game is really cool, and it helps rather then dropping 60 bucks all at once I don't trade games in so trade in issues I don't really know about. TheY seem to offer about the same other places around me offer. One thing I dislike Is them opening new games and selling them as new it bugs the hell out of me
Maybe don't put stickers on your game cases? Maybe not try to pass off open "display" games as a new game?
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