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Kinect helps GameStop reap record holiday sales

During a nine-week period that ended January 1, GameStop generated $3.02 billion in revenue, up 5.4 percent compared with 2009. The company saw a 100 percent revenue gain through GameStop.com, compared with the same period in 2009. The company's gift card sales in December were up 32 percent as well, it reported.

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Tinasumsum2837d ago

I was thinking that when GS employees had on Kinect T-shirts in early DEC when I was at a store.

evrfighter2836d ago

Bet the ps3 fanboys didn't think they'd be startin the year in full damage control overload.

TBM2836d ago

I have no more use for my 360 slim since now they want to be all causal.

And before any say anything about 3rd party games I can play those on my PS3 since a missing pixel doesn't kill my gaming experience.

so I guess ill be trading my slim in a few weeks.

If you wanna mark this trolling go right ahead I don't care. I bought each for console for the exclusives that define them, and I don't like halo, fable or forza. Gears (even though I love it) is not enough for me to support 2 HD systems.

I will never support causal shovelware gaming.

TBM2836d ago

Thx for the response red lol

Biggest2836d ago

I read the article. I understand that they mentioned Kinect a few times, but they didn't say that their record sales were because of Kinect alone. They said Call of Duty: Black Ops, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, PlayStation Move, Microsoft Kinect, and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm were the reasons for the increase. The posted title is misleading. It seems to have mislead the 360 fanboys exclusively this time. That's too bad.

ChristianGamer2837d ago

Kinect. You're the industry booster

newhumanbreed2836d ago (Edited 2836d ago )

Waiting for the people who come in to say "are they talking about the units shipped?"

PimpDaddy2836d ago

Don't forget 500 million dollar ad campaign. Oprah. Justin Beiber. Burger King giveaway, etc...

PimpDaddy2836d ago (Edited 2836d ago )

Guess I should had added the /s

Guess I am labeled as a Sony fanboy now. Ugh the horror. Though if any of my 4 phantom disagrees had bothered to check my comment history they would see I am anything but a Sony fanboy. Guess sarcasm doesn't travel well on this site.

Anyways on topic: I am one of those people who was "sold" a Kinect that was "shipped" by Microsoft to a Gamestop store in California. Now disagree with that.

Kurylo3d2836d ago (Edited 2836d ago )

they may have a 500 million dollar ad campaign, but did they spend 500 million? doubt that. lol 500 million add campaign for the next 5 years wouldnt be bad. I love how people come online and think they know it all... and know exactly whats going on with other peoples bank accounts... just cause they heard it lol... it must be true.

ASSASSYN 36o2836d ago

Win for ms in the motion control arena.

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