If you’re a gamer on a budget, I’ve got good news for you: GameStop’s Pre-Black Friday Sale is now live on GameStop.com and in retail locations around the country. Of course, it’s not quite as comprehensive as the Black Friday sale that kicks off at the end of the week, but if you just can’t wait to save to save money on games, consoles and accessories, you’re going to want to check it out. More →
You might finally be able to find that Sega Dreamcast you’ve been searching for at GameStop in the coming months. On Tuesday, IGN revealed that GameStop is planning to launch a pilot program for sales and trade-ins of classic game consoles, games and accessories in New York City and Birmingham, AL on April 25th.
GameStop on Tuesday officially announced its Black Friday 2014 deals, publishing the full Black Friday ad on its website, even though it had leaked online a few days ago. The company is offering many gaming-related deals this Black Friday, but buyers will also be able to buy smartphones, tablets and other consumer electronics from GameStop. More →
The sheer amount of Black Friday deals announced over the past week or so has been staggering. Between retailers like Best Buy, Target, Amazon and Walmart, you’re likely going to spend the next the next two weeks with your heads buried in advertisements trying to decide what you do and don’t need, but just for good measure, let’s add one more store to the list.
There’s no better time of year for the video game industry than the holidays. Most of the biggest releases hit store shelves in November while all the games from years past go on sale. It’s a great time to be a gamer, which is why we thought it would be appropriate to share some of GameStop’s best pre-Black Friday deals. More →
It looks like GameStop’s much-maligned used game trade-in rates are about to get the overhaul they so desperately need. According to leaked internal documents obtained by Kotaku, GameStop will be implementing a new, simplified pricing structure on August 18th which should eliminate the need to put money toward preorders or subscribe to Game Informer in order to get the best deal on a trade-in. Instead, GameStop will buy your games at a flat rate which should only fluctuate depending on whether or not you’re a member of the Power Up Rewards program or if you want cash instead of credit. More →
If you’ve been holding out for the right time to pick up a new Xbox One now that Kinect is out of the picture, this weekend might be your best bet. GameStop sent out a press release earlier this week detailing an Xbox One event “you won’t want to miss,” featuring sales, trade-in offers and more. Not only will you receive 50% bonus credit on any console you trade in towards the purchase of a new Xbox One, you’ll also have the opportunity to buy an extra Xbox One controller for $10 off and a 12 or 24-month Xbox Live Gold Membership for $20 off. More →
GameStop warns that Microsoft could ‘significantly diminish’ appeal for new Xbox if it bans used games
Information surrounding Microsoft’s (MSFT) next-generation Xbox leaked earlier this week and suggested that the system will require an always-on Internet connection. The report also reinforced earlier rumors that claimed Microsoft’s new console would be unable to play used games. Speaking to Bloomberg on Friday, GameStop (GME) spokesman Matt Hodges cited a company survey that found consumers would be less likely to buy a console that limits trading in pre-owned games. More →
Five-year-old Brandon Giles must have been excited to receive a Nintendo 3DS for Christmas — at least, he was until he turned it on. According to 9News, Giles’ father bought a refurbished 3DS from GameStop (GME) in Colorado for his son. However, when his son turned it on and started poking around, he found nine pornographic images of two people in a bed and asked his brother to help him erase them. That’s when the father gave GameStop a call. GameStop’s response was that the images were most likely left over from its previous owner and an employee failed to properly wipe out the data on the 3DS before re-stocking it. More →
Unless you’ve preordered or plan to wait on line overnight, it’s going to be very tough to get a Nintendo (NTDOY) Wii U on Sunday. Preorders for the console with the unique touchscreen controller and wireless streaming functionality have been sold out since September and we’re already seeing skyrocketing prices on auction sites such as eBay. Needless to say, the Wii U is all but guaranteed a successful launch. According to Gamasutra, the hardware isn’t the only thing that is selling out – GameStop (GME) is also seeing huge demand for Wii U games. GameStop says 1.2 million Wii U games have already been preordered, which is double what it saw for the original Wii. More →
With the holiday season approaching and parents planning their kid’s shopping lists, GameStop (GME) is looking to steal some of the thunder away from traditional toy stores with new “GameStop Kids” holiday stores across the U.S. Video game retailer GameStop announced on Friday it plans on opening 80 “GameStop Kids” stores in select U.S. malls to deliberately deliver brands that resonate better with children. The first GameStop Kids store will open on November 15th and will highlight kid-favorites such as Rovio’s Angry Birds, Activision’s Skylanders and Telltale Games’ LEGO: Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Harry Potter games. More →