Storage space can be an issue when you have plenty of product, but limited floor space. Kotaku has a picture of the "storage room" of one of their reader's local GameStop.
channel stuffing ?
is a joke. I avoid that store like the plague.
I agree man. EVERYTHING at Gamestop is overpriced. Used games cost almost the same as brand new ones. I'm surprised anyone even goes there.
Yea used games do cost almost the same as new ones, just like new cars cost almost the same as a new one. Or you can go online, surf for hours and hours, and find that one cheap copy of the game saving you 10$, then ordering it, waiting 2 days to 2 weeks for it to make it to you, and then you find out, A. they sent you the wrong game. B. the game is scratched. C. its the wrong game. D. you actually liked it. WAY TO MUCH WORK FOR A GAME...IMO
I don't get it. Why would anyone need to wash their 360? It is obviously packaged, unless someone really needs a clean box.
I agree. Gamestop will buy your used games for like $5 then put them on the shelves $5 below retail prices at $54.99. They don't follow MSRP when the manufacturers lower the prices. Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon all have your back.
And to think, I've been worrying about the Red Rings instead of the brown blobs
Just where it belongs. Lol
Well at least the 360 gets stored everywhere in the shops because they sell. The POS3 shipped from Sony's factory's is brought directly to the refuse-dump, because Gameshops doesn't want to store stuff that doesn't sell.
But all I see now is a bunch of 360s sitting in a toilet.
Reminds me of how Killzone 2's sales got flushed down the drain.
Yes, this was just after shipment arrived after closing hours. Next day they got all of them sold. http://vgchartz.com/hwtable... Thats the sales since the price drop of the 360 in September 2008, the recession kicked in etc. We can see clearly the 360 sold 2 mln. units more in the same time world wide. Which explains the fact that the gap again has been made bigger after the PS3 first sold pretty good to the hardcore gamer and now that those have bought a PS3 the sales dropped.
thats bad sales? lol you salesbots are halarious
Funny droid! Did you see the PS3 sitting next to the toilet? Of course not, you were too much in a rush to type something you thought would be funny. You fail my friend. Oh, and they're sitting on the toilet not in it. Good try.
Wow! You have an excuse for everything dont you. Too bad it doesnt change the fact that this is still a article about dirty 360's in a Gamestop bathroom!.
View the image larger, there is a PS3 box to the right, but I guess no one wants to see that over here with the SDF. This isn't an article bashing systems, it's taking a jab at Gamestop.
Red 'RING' of Death??? PAINFUL!!! ;-D
Yep.... The ThreeSh!tty belongs in the toilet... !!
Why? Is it made in Japan or Mexico?
Learning early what he does best now http://www.youtube.com/watc... :P
360s do find homes at least...
and this is why they call it the sh!tbox 36pee
Funny and original. You should Presto some classes on the art of humor.
Good one. "MOM, why is my 360 box covered with melted butter?"
Another Xbox 360 Exclusive
Until the timed exclusivity runs out anyway, then we can all have AIDS and cancer!!
You can't catch cancer and you can't get AIDs for using a public toilet, moron.
He's a droid programmed by Sony! His blu-ray drive must have crashed.
Your right that is where it belongs. Since it's a POS hardware it should get flushed down the toliet. And LOL at the other guy, getting rage desperate.
luckily the supervisor lets me get a xbox elite with halo 3 and fable 2*which theres a bunch of bundles* bundle thats in the back storage even though theres 1 bundle with kung fu panda and lego indiana jones, :D it was for toys r us buy an elite and get two free games halo 3 and fable two bundle and three month gold member an $50 gift card at the price of 399.99$
I do wonder why this has resurfaced. Approx 1 1/2 years ago the same story was floating around the net. None the less, it's still funny.
So, would you call this story a floater? - sorry.. ;-)
cause theres 1 kung fu panda at the glass case and they are trying to get rid of it so they can put the halo 3 and fable 2 bundles
I know they couldn't have sold one of the 360s and PS3s that were on the floor. It looks like people just open the bathroom door and piss anywhere.
What did they EAT?? joking...anyone else remember Austin Powers?
people who want to use the toilet they have take all that SH1T off it
It's actually the case for most retailer shops. You have employees' toilets following the games reserve, but when you are flooded with games or big products, you reach fast enough the reserve's capacity, so you have to store big products where you can, and the only place you can are toilets. You can be surprised the number of lost treasures you may found in those dark areas. I once found a GameCube with some kind of pinball game, PSone games and old Yu-Gi-Oh / Beyblade gaming cards. And it's getting worse when approaches Christmas. Shops receive more games because there are more blockbusters releasing, they receive more bags and accessories because they sell more, they receive more consoles and they receive promotional flyers and wrapping tissues to pack games and consoles. Christmas may be a patience challenge for consumers, but for retailers it's a real chaos.
that why xbox360 sales is slow.
Looks like gamestop appreciates the the 360 as much as they should... it's in the toilet haha! Did you see that bots? Well hey, at least they didn't put it next their trash cans haha!
expect anything less from Gamestop?
Well what about you might want to wash that PS3 when you get home? I can see PS3 boxes on the corner, why didn't the person that take the picture take a full image? Just because there are 360's pilled up on the toilet? Well we already know the 360's sell far more in America than PS3's so I guess Gamestop overstocked on 360's knowing they are going to sell them :-)
King XB2 sitting on the throne.
This happens in a lot of retail stores. I used to work in a Record Town (now F.Y.E). The bathroom was stocked with so much merchandise that the room became a dark and twisted maze which started at the door and ended at the toilet.
Lolz at the comments. What's wrong Playstation Loons? Got nothing better to do than make lame jokes that would make a failed comedian blush? "Reminds me of how Killzone 2's sales got flushed down the drain." LMFAO! This man speaks the truth.
could be worse, at least its not a food chain storing food in the loo
were do you think those fast food restaurants keep their buns
Now I understand.
whats everyone crying about? they're obviously just using the 360 as toilet paper...
i buy all my consoles and hardware here cept the computer stuff. lol i leave that to newegg. if only newegg had a storewhere i could walk in and see more parts than a auto garage. i would lay on the floor roll around and touch everything... ahh heaven edit also my friends that used to work at mcdonalds used to take shots of the mcflurry mix with no cups of any sort lol so its not all bad.
Yuck! That reminds me of the supermarket where the tops of the soda bottles are coated with dry rat urine. =D Maybe Kotaku means the box needs to be washed.
I wonder If this is in Boston MA cause I know someone who works at gamestop who told me that is where they keep alot of stuff
I hate gamestop .... its funny when you see people try to make talk with the guys at the counter !..lol losers
LOL this website seriously has become N4against360.com. Every article approved is a blog against the 360 lol. Well atleast I get decent news from other sites and failed-to-be-approved-because- i'm-a-ps3-fanboy articles.
im pretty sure microsoft just keep ordering stock so that the numbers look good in the stores
Dam all them Xbox and one PS3 what is going on have is PS3 selling more at that store then Xbox, are maybe there broke system ready to go back because people turn them in for a PS3? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe they need to stock lots of 360s because of high demand?... =P
APPRIOPRIATE Its a PILE of CRAP hahaha
is that a ps3 in the floor next to the toilet, or am i seeing things?
Looks like a Sony product for sure. A stack of PS3/PSP black and white boxes. Good thing I don't frequent GS/EB much for my gaming needs.
They'll probably start charging for the "enhanced aroma" if you buy from them...
That is really stupid. Like the closed toilet seat is so dirty. Any dirtier than a freight truck? You'll notice that the bottom box is not even touching the floor. it is sitting on a different sort of a box or something. Having worked at fast food places as a teenager and factory environments before college, including a cheese processing plant, you people have way more things to worry about than this. Honestly. Was it smart to let this picture out? No. Is it a big deal? No. Then you have this guy saying Gamestop is overpriced. Well, they are a specialty store. What specialty store is not overpriced? Anybody ever poke their head in an Apple store? You can find every single item in that store cheaper on the Internet. So what. But the core item is the same price anywhere. And that is new games. New 360 or PS3 games run $59.99 anywhere. That is the suggested retail. PC games are generally $10 cheaper at launch. How is going into Best Buy and seeing Modern Warfare 2 this fall for $60 any less expensive than seeing Modern Warfare 2 at the Gamestop for $60? You could try Target, same price. Maybe you mean they are overpriced for used games? I generally don't buy used games used. I'd rather pay the $5 more and get it new. Now, if you want to complain how Gamestop opens and sleeves up new games, I'm with you. I want my new game sealed like it is supposed to be. They claim that is a storage issue too. Nonsense. They should not open them and sleeve them up. But, you can avoid that if you get there the Tuesday they are released. They are still pulling new copies out of boxes and you can certainly ask for one that hasn't been opened and sleeved up. I have to give Gamestop credit for being a local store that has games I want in stock. NOBODY else in town had Sacred 2 (an excellent game I might add), but Gamestop did. I avoided the order and wait that comes with buying online.
Someone flush that pile of sh!t!
Looks like they forgot XD
I love how all the droids ignore the PS3 down on the right hand side, right next to the toilet, the filthiest part LMAO
This is true.