GameStop Sees Record $1.6 Billion Third Quarter

Retailer GameStop has reported record third quarter results with sales up 59.3 percent to a staggering $1.6 billion and profits up 283 percent to $52 million, thanks to the performance of Halo, Madden, Bioshock, Wii Play and Guitar Hero.

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PS3PCFTW5786d ago (Edited 5786d ago )

im not surprised, i mean they rape the customer.

case in point :

u sell them a new game, they offer you 15 dollars. you leave the store with 15 washingtons.......then they put that game back on shelves for 55.


i wont even get started on consoles.

ItsDubC5786d ago

Agreed. I think there needs to be more major game retailers out there actively conducting business in used game sales in order to force a used game sales pricewar which would put Gamestop back in check. It's getting pretty ridiculous.

scotthea3115786d ago

So how much of that are they going to give back to the people that helped them reach those numbers? Oh, that's right, we get squat.

kn5786d ago

Just because you pay $60 bucks for a crap game -- say transformers when it comes out -- doesn't mean they should buy it for $50. If they did, they'd have pretty much every copy in existence and no customers. If you don't like their policies, move on. I use them when they have their specials like the current +30% on 5 games traded in plus my extra 10%...

I also use the frequent buy 2 get 1 free sales at different retailers to keep the new cost from getting out of hand...

Case in point: I bought three 360 games at the last toys r us buy 2 get 1 free sale. 120 bucks for three games. One was Orange Box. I traded it in and got $42.50 total after having paid $40 for it just a month prior.

Gotta make the system work for you... cheapassgamer.com is a good place to start.


Unity Announces Revised Pricing Policy Following Massive Backlash From Developers

Today Unity revealed a rather radical change to the new pricing policy announced a while ago, following the massive backlash from many of its developers and the wider gaming industry.

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Vengeance113819h ago

Too little, too late, you're dead. Trust is gone and not coming back.

MWH4h ago

It's ugly, but I think they deserve a second chance only because they, at least, admitted they took a wrong turn, and they want to straighten things up. unlike for example, Nvidia.

Remember, competition is good for the consumers. we don't want them to go out of business, but to do things fairly.

bunt-custardly1h ago(Edited 1h ago)

It's only a matter of time until something else disagreeable becomes policy. The stage has been set. Stone has been cast. Can't rewind time like you can in their game engine.

savedsynner1h ago

Not sure why the downvotes...probably people who have 0 dev experience(or socialists lol). Competition is essentially for quality products.

KwietStorm_BLM40m ago

Get out of here being logical and level headed on the internet. You can only spread hatred and be obstinate with zero exceptions. Obviously nobody being overly dramatic and critical has ever made a mistake. Otherwise they wouldn't be so quick to place permanent judgement on anyone....

savedsynner1h ago

Eh, they are a HUGE game dev engine. Def not dead but massive PR blunder.

ABizzel144m ago(Edited 43m ago)

It’s definitely not too little too late. Companies have been making crazy decisions this entire generation and people have moved right past it.

PS5 Price Hike, XBL Gold doubling in price, Series Price Hike, Games going for $70, etc…. It’s in the news and media for a month or two, then the vast majority of people and gamers don’t care anymore as they move on to the next news topic. Meanwhile, those who games using the Engine are the ones who have to actually do the communicating and work to make sure the solution is fair and balanced for all parties and so they can continue their work. If there is no resolve for all parties after this then there’s no coming back.

What they did do is give Unreal Engine 5 an unneeded advantage over them which was the most ignorant thing they could have done.

shinoff218319h ago

Pretty much. Any devs future games should not start on unity. They've shown their cards like ms with the original Xbox one reveal.

XiNatsuDragnel17h ago(Edited 17h ago)

Too late you guys just loss so hard imo.

Kaii15h ago

You shot your credibility, and wtfudge are you using 7,700 employees 4?


staticall7h ago

First, they've removed Terms of Service from github, just 'cuz, so no more transparency (is there a new version? What changed? Read ToS every week with a lawyer to be safe), the trust is broken.
Then, they also started requiring 3 day online check ups. And they also increased the price of the subscriptions, 'cause why not?!
After that, they introduce those ridiculous runtime fees. And after developers started to revolt, what they do? They didn't back down, instead they tried to move some numbers around to make it "easier to understand and accept". And keep in mind, if you install a game, that's +1 install. But if you uninstall and reinstall right away, that's another +1 install. This can be exploited and probably will be. And it's applied to your every developed game, not just newely created ones.

Say "thanks" to your new EA exec and it's "great" ideas (yes, "it's"; don't this it has a soul or anything human anymore), this company can't and shouldn't be trusted anymore, by anyone. They became too greedy and will now try to slowly screw you over. This is not some one small misstep, this is a calculated plan. They deserve what they're getting.

And this is happening when Unreal Engine will start taking money from you after you've earned $1.000.000 in a year (and if they change ToS and you disagree with it, you can continue using your current version without any extra strings attached). And you also have free Godot, O3DE and others.

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TOKYO INDIE GAMES SUMMIT 2024 is kicking-off on March 2nd next year (2024)

"TOKYO INDIE GAMES SUMMIT, the digital and in-person Japanese event showcasing developers and indie games from both local talent and around the world, returns to Kichijōji for its second annual iteration on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2024." - Phoenixx.


My Arcade is droping the Atari Gamestation Pro with 200+ games on October 31st, 2023

"My Arcade  teams up with the legendary Atari® brand to introduce the Atari Gamestation Pro with 200+ games! The Atari® Gamestation Pro is available for pre-order today, at select retailers for delivery by October 31, 2023 for an MSRP of $99.99 USD." - My Arcade and Atari.

mastershredder3d ago

Pro and My Arcade is like Saying Walmart Deluxe. If you pay 99 for this... you are gonna get robbed.

Expect to see this on amazon via price drop or next holiday firesale for 19.99

My Arcade Products = Landfill Material
My Arcade (Company). = Landfill Material