Looks like GameStop is switching teams and going full tech. As part of GameStop and AT&Ts’ partnership GameStop will be closing around 130 video game stores to make way for their 300 to 400 tech-centered stores.
They might be anticipating the digital download trend.
I never understood Gamestop anyway. I always buy digital when possible
It's got it's pros and cons imo. I say I use gs for 90% of my gaming needs. I just wish the employees were smarter when it comes to gaming. Before you gs employees respond with some craziness I'm not talking about all of you.
I really prefer selling my games after I'm done enjoying them
I think having the ability to trade in old games that you have no intention in playing anymore so you can buy another game and not have to pay full price for it makes me rather have hard copies than digital
They stock games you can't find anywhere else. Physical copies that is. I could order them online, but if I want a copy of a game today, that is hard to find, Gamestop most likely has it in stock somewhere near me. ^ For me, that is highly valuable, but to other people, that may not mean that much.
You never understood not everyone has the same mindset as you. You are not go to understand many things, lol. Most people I know still like to go to a store and purchase games. There is not much to understand really except people find it easy and convient, and when it comes to price physical is usually cheaper than digital (consoles).Also at least for PS3/360 a lot of games are not available on the store and even if they are they have no discount prices and some people cannot store a huge library on say 120-250GB HDD (something that will be a pain for Xbone owners like myself)
yes when u are left with a turd its good to sell that turd for a little profit aka me trading in battlefield
Hopefully my local GS is not on that 2%.
A lot of the GS experience depends on employees and managers. A GS store with smart employees and managers willing to solve issues is a great place to shop. My local GS is like that, and you never see the employees asking me about the pre-orders or that other nonsense because they know I'm a valuable and loyal employee. Hell, I had to return an already opened game cause my bro had gotten it for me digital without me knowing, and the manager just took it back and gave me a full refund. That kind of service breeds customer loyalty.
What a stupid idea. It's not even "tech stores" its just more dumb cell phone stores. I friggin hate those. Even other stores have changed to that, and now they are ghost towns.
oh you mean, where they take in your iphones?
And they have AT T reps standing by, trying to get you to sign contracts, and not giving you any deals if you don't. With the same 5 phones on shelves all the time. I hate them because they push them everywhere here. We get an "entertainment" block, and 6 Verizon and AT T stores..... whats entertainment about that?
best gamestop i been in is one on amelia island in florida best customer service manager is top notch and its employees are also they have passion for gaming and are very polite when i shop when others r shopping also they give u deals also sometimes dollar off seperate transactions with preorder obnuses and split up trade credit between games also no other gstop has done that yet except this one
"seperate transactions with preorder obnuses and split up trade credit between games also no other gstop has done that yet except this one" Not true, there are 3 gamestop stores around me that do both of those things. In fact apmost every gamestop I have shopped at within New Jersey has had really great employees that eagerly talk games with me. Is that odd for games top?
well my local GAMESTOP has great employees and is very busy , so my GAMESTOP. i think will not be part of the 2 percent! Also picked up ALIEN COLONIAL MARINES for under 6 bucks brand new at GAMESTOP! The three60 and PS3 digital price is $39.99 which is a insane price for that game. GAMESTOP POWER TO THE PLAYER!
I have like 6 gamestops in a 20 mile radius of me, so I'm guessing the ones closest to each other will be targeted. Especially the ones that used to be EB games (The mall near me has two Gamestop stores)
I actually hope it isn't the one in my area. The GS in my area actually has good employees who are very friendly, knowledgeable and don't shove every product down my throat. They even know me by name when I enter the store. I really hope this is just the ones that under perform.
Why is 2007's TMNT game for 360 $30 at gamestop? That game should be $1 it's so old!
gamestop prices games based on demand and rarity, not on how old it is. Checking amazon the average price for a used copy of that game goes for around $27-$30. New copies go for $70.
Tech stores are thin margin businesses. Gamestop works on high margins with used products. I can't see how this is a good idea for them and how they will compete. They will become the next radio shack.
Video games have a pretty thin profit margin as well. Most money made at GS is made from the sale of used games and gaming accessories. Ironically, there is actually more money to be made from electronics, even though the actual profit margin isn't huge, electronics sell for more. It's a riskier business though, and there is a lot more competition.
I went to gamestop this weekend I almost knocked out the attendant. Glad my wife was there homeboy was two seconds from getting laid-out. I know that the rest of America has the best Gamestops on the planet but in the Bronx, they are some dumb arse clerks back there that don't know how to wipe their behinds taking care of business. Folks on this site know 1000000000000000000000000% more. Thats for sure. And just in case some of you work at GS and you are in the Bronx, I haven't met you yet, so I guess it doesn't apply to you. I'm talking about the Coop City, Parkchester and Bruckner and Hunts Point stores. Dumb-arsed everyone of them.
130? I think I got 130 in my local area. 2 per mall 1 in every shopping center... We have a Gamestop overload around here. I'm exaggerating but we sure do have a lot. Edit: 20mi radius we have 21 Gamestops.
gamestop is my only local game store i also hope it doesnt get switched over to a tech store.
And I can already feel the losses coming...
From what I read the new stores will be AT&T resellers and Apple resellers. I can't see them surviving.
Gaming is going digital. People are getting smarter and not giving their games away to gamestop. Also it feels like gaming in general is going downhill. Gamestop is a few steps ahead and looking for a fall back plan. If Titan of Duty and HD Ps3 games are all the rage in gaming, it doesn't feel too exciting in the future. I think the last two generations saturated gaming with an overwhelming amount of content. And Nintendo is losing it's market to Facebook. I'm having more fun reading about the industry this generation versus buying into it.
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