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This coming Friday (August 12), select GameStop locations will be hosting a Metroid Prime: Federation Force demo event. Fans can stop by stores between 4 PM and 7 PM local time to try out the game before launch. Nintendo says you’ll be able to play with up to four others in various co-op missions.

Head past the break for the lineup of participating GameStops. Metroid Prime: Federation Force arrives on August 19.

GameStop has the Yoshi’s Woolly World amiibo bundle on sale. For $40, you’ll receive a copy of the game plus a green Yarn Yoshi. That’s $20 off the original asking price. Place an order here if interested.

GameStop is looking to capitalize on Pokemon GO success once more. Just like last week, select locations will be hosting lure events on Saturday and Sunday. Stores will be dropping lures every two hours between 10 AM and 8 PM. Find a GameStop nearby through the link here.

Pokemon GO has done quite well for GameStop. CEO Paul Raines said stores that were either PokeStops or Gyms resulted in a big sales spike last weekend.

This past weekend, there were 462 GameStop stores that were either a PokeStop or Gym. According to CEO Paul Raines, sales were up 100 percent at these locations. Raines added that merchandise sales are up “significantly across the board.”

Here’s the full interview:


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Update (7/25): Pre-orders are now up on GameStop.


Original (7/14): Pre-orders for Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns are now starting to go live. On Amazon, you can reserve it here. The game has a tentative release date of February 28, 2017.

Mario Party: Star Rush pre-orders open

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Pre-orders for Mario Party: Star Rush are now live. Amazon has it up here (with a 20 percent Prime discount bonus) and GameStop has it here. The game launches November b.

GameStop is now taking pre-orders for the new Splatoon amiibo. You can reserve the various figures here. The lineup includes the Squid Sisters, 3-pack of Inkling Girl (green), Inkling Boy (purple), and Squid (orange), as well as individual amiibo for the latter two.

GameStop has expanded its retro offerings with a trio of Nintendo systems. The retailer now has games and systems available for the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and GameCube. You can get a look at what’s available here.

GameStop has discounted the Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition. It started out at $90, but it’s down to $59 on the retailer’s website. Place an order here if interested.

Yesterday, GameStop held its quarterly financial conference call. Executive VP of business strategy Mike Hogan actually weighed in a bit on NX, and spoke about the potential sales the console could see in its first couple of years in comparison to Wii U and Wii.

Here’s what was mentioned:

Nintendo has confirmed that they will be introducing a new console in early 2017. So let’s take a look at the potential for just that one new console. Once again, we’re not projecting. We are simply looking at the potential for the new console in comparison to prior consoles.

Should the new NX perform only slightly better than the Wii U, it would generate 2.7 billion dollars in incremental sales over the first two years. Should it perform at even half of the level of the Wii, it would generate 7.5 billion units of incremental sales over that time frame. You can of course apply GameStop’s market share to estimate the impact on GameStop’s sales.

While it’s too early to offer definitive projections, we are monitoring the situation closely in terms of product availability and features, consumer awareness and purchase intent. We plan to provide updates this quarter.

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