GameStop Reports Record Holiday Sales

For the nine-week holiday period ended January 5, 2008, total GameStop sales were $2,334.4 million, a 34.7 percent increase from the last holiday period. Comparable store sales for the holiday period also increased by 20 percent.

The top five software sellers were Activision's Guitar Hero III and Call of Duty 4, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed, EA's Rock Band and Nintendo's Super Mario Galaxy.

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BrianC62343994d ago

While this is good news for gaming I also see it as bad news. This will just prove that everyone needs to release their games at the Christmas season. So here we go. Another boring January through August. Please gaming industry, start spreading your releases out over the whole year. I bet your games will sell even better.

Chug3994d ago (Edited 3994d ago )

Burnout: Paradise
MGS4 (hopefully)
Besides, I'm still trying to play through all of those holiday 07' releases.

BrianC62343994d ago

There will be a few big games released earlier but overall most of the big games come out at Christmas. I'd rather see them spread out over the whole year. This goes back to gaming being for kids. If that was still true then Christmas would be the right time. I think a majority of gamers now are adults though. I know I can buy a game I want no matter what time of year it is. If 20 games come out at once I won't buy most of them. I might buy a lot of them though if it's two or three a month.

N4GayFanturds3994d ago

Wii and 360...and the high attatch rate of 360 owners!

BrianC62343994d ago

No, thanks to the PS3 really. The Wii isn't helping that much since you can't find it and Gamestop isn't getting that many. The 360 is just selling like it did a year ago. The PS3 is the console that helped big this Christmas.

primordialmeme3993d ago

Gamestop is a horrible company. Pushy sales people, generally just jackasses there. They are monopolizing the industry. I can't say Im happy for them. I wish they had a solid competitor, they are really the only national game retailer.