GameStop seeing greater interest in Xbox One since price drop announcement

It's only been a nine days since Microsoft announced a price cut for the Xbox One, but retailer GameStop is already benefiting from the announcement. During a post-earnings financial call today, GameStop president Tony Bartel said the company is seeing "stronger demand" for the Xbox One since last week.

"I definitely think we're already seeing in our stores with our reservation program as well as dialogue with PowerUp Rewards [members that] there's a stronger demand as a result of the price drop," Bartel said. "The good news for us is... we'll sell a lot more units."

"And that means there will be more [Xbox One] units out there to put software on," Bartel went on to say.

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gameon19851614d ago

I know one thing, if Microsoft lives up to the hype they are building for E3 sells should go threw the roof.

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XiSasukeUchiha1614d ago

This is chance for redemption for MS, if they screw up Xbone is doomed!

HollywoodLA1614d ago

Like what hype? Can you cite anything specific?

gameon19851614d ago

Just stop it, there is no need to down play the amount of hype surrounding Microsoft E3 press conference. you would have sounded smarter if you just said you don't think they will live up to the hype, instead of a scared Sony fan boy the way you do right mow.

HollywoodLA1613d ago (Edited 1613d ago )

So you can't cite anything specific?

King_of_Nothing1613d ago

Halo 5, Forza horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive, Halo 2 anniversary, Quantum Break, are few specific things people are excited for =)

HollywoodLA1613d ago (Edited 1613d ago )

You just named the same games that Microsoft has been trying to hype for month now. Look at xbox sales over the past 6 months. Has it worked? No.

You don't know ANYTHING about what MS is showing at E3, nor Sony, nor Nintendo.

Stop propagating this false notion of hype - when you can't even cite anything new to get hyped about lol.

It's just absurd.

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colonel1791614d ago

Yeah, E3 will play a big factor in sales for the Xbox One, but I am sure Microsoft does have a great show planned for their conference. They are in panic mode, and remember con great Sony turned out after being in that mode at the beginning of the cycle. With Xbox things can only get better, so hopefully they don't waste the chance.

With all that said, Sony will likely have a great conference too, so will be interesting to see if which announcements trump each other. I think Microsoft will have more games announced than Sony, but which will have the best games?

pandaboy1614d ago

Microsoft are like a cornered animal atm. Sony had a chance to finish them off but Microsoft are fighting back and this E3 I think we will see a major 3rd party exclusive again go to the xb1.

Just imagine if it was Sony who secured Titanfall exclusivity and had a major 3rd party exclusive lined up for this E3. It would be all over, Microsoft wouldn't stand a chance, but Sony rested on their laurels and gave Microsoft some time to recuperate. Big mistake Sony.

AngelicIceDiamond1614d ago

@Panda You do realize its beneficial to have both systems around right?

Lol of course I wouldn't expect someone like you to understand its way to logical and realistic for you. Its way beyond your comprehension so for get it you clearly don't think that way.


Just because you don't like something doesn't mean it shouldn't exist. It means it shouldn't exist in YOUR world leave the rest of the world will have options.

pandaboy1614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

Beneficial for the consumer yes, I'm not sure if it's beneficial for sony. There is an argument that the competition microsoft brings helps sony by bringing attention and consumers into gaming.

I'd argue sony would be more profitable having a monopoly without microsoft around. Realise that I'm not talking from my 'world' like you're trying to make out, I'm talking from a sony perspective. You were too quick to assume judgement I'm afraid.

Magicite1614d ago

Gonna make an impact in USA/UK, but in the rest of the world it still will be meh.

troylazlow1613d ago

especially in countries like Canada where the PS4 is now the more expensive console (thanks to Sony jacking up the price $50)

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HeWhoWalks1614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

"Thanks for the input, Jeff."

OT: Of course there is more interest. $100 cheaper is $100 cheaper. The question will be about longevity - will the X1 be able to sustain some of that momentum where necessary?

Right now, they have generated a good amount of buzz for E3 and the price cut will surely aid that as well. So things are definitely looking up.

AngelicIceDiamond1614d ago

"Xbox One is here to stay"

The disagrees mean "no the Xbox isn't here to stay" So where is it going then? Do ppl think MS will suddenly cancel the Xbox division or something?

I don't get it.

If MS plays their cards right then yes they are here to stay.

snookiegamer1614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

Lol peeps hate on Xbox One so much that they are blind gamers.

It's natural that Xbox One interest is on the rise, since the main obstacle has been removed...and that is price.

As a PS4 owner, I want Xbox One to keep pace (sales) so that Sony doesn't become complacent.

troylazlow1613d ago

the community in all these gaming websites makes up 2% of the gaming market (and yes those are legit numbers, I'd share my formula for calculating it but, wheres the fun in that) point is we are a loud voice but a very small voice.

Deividas1614d ago

Im personally planning on getting the Xbox One eventually anyways to play all of its exclusives (just bought a Wii U for that reason) but im gonna wait maybe for another price drop till I buy it.

At least they are on the right track now, or at least looking for the right track

GamingSinceThe80s1614d ago

I was just there asking about Xboxone yesterday.I wanted to know if they would buy my Kinect yet.

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