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For the nine-week holiday period ended December 30, GameStop sales increased 10.6% year-over-year to $2.77 billion. A big reason for that? Switch.

GameStop interim CEO Dan DeMatteo said in a statement that Nintendo’s console helped drive the retailer’s sales. Switch, along with the Xbox One, led to a rise in hardware sales by 38.3%. New game sales were also up 7.3% year-over-year, thanks to Switch games and Call of Duty: WWII. Switch was also a major factor in a 33.7% increase in accessory sales.


GameStop has started opening pre-orders for the new games announced during today’s Nintendo Direct Mini. You can find everything here. Note that some of the prices still need to be adjusted, such as Dark Souls: Remastered.

Listings for a ton of unknown Switch titles popped up on Amazon about two weeks ago. Shortly after they were discovered, each one was removed. All of the listings had generic names and an image stating that they were announced at a Switch event.

Now we’re seeing something similar with GameStop. This week, six new SKUs were located within the retailer’s internal system. They’re all labeled “Available SKU”. It doesn’t seem that any of these games can be pre-ordered at the moment.

GameStop loves its bundles, so it’s no surprise to see a couple of new options in this area for the Super NES Classic Edition. At the moment, you can nab the hardware along with the SNES YoK Wireless Controller. It comes in both red and blue options.

If interested, you can place an order here. The full set costs $95.

Update: And it’s gone. There are a couple of bundles remaining, however.

Original: GameStop currently has the Super NES Classic Edition in stock once again. How long will it last? No more than a few minutes we assume. In any case, you can try ordering one here.

Amazon has opened pre-orders for the upcoming Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. You can reserve it on Amazon here. Alternatively, you can nab it on GameStop here.

GameStop reported its Q3 financial results this week. The retailer said that Switch has experienced “continued momentum” and help drive an 8.8% increase in hardware sales last quarter. Additional details about the impact of Switch were shared during a financial call.

According to CFO Rob Lloyd, GameStop still has the “market leading share on Switch and the highest attaching the industry.” Additionally, “GameStop has leading Switch hardware and software market share in the U.S. and in most of our international markets.”

In a press release from earlier today, GameStop reported on their third quarter 2017 results. The Nintendo Switch was highlighted as a key contributing factor to the overall growth for the company.

GameStop’s interim chief executive officer says, “Our third quarter sales results were driven by strong software demand and continued momentum for Nintendo Switch and collectibles.”

The press release also details that “New hardware sales increased 8.8%, led by demand for Nintendo Switch, and new software sales increased 5.4% driven by a strong title lineup.”


GameStop’s Black Friday 2017 deals

Posted on 8 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News, Switch, Wii U | 4 Comments | 0 Likes

GameStop’s Black Friday 2017 deals are in. Compared to what we’ve seen from other retailers, there isn’t too much here that’s terribly exciting.

Some of the highlights include Has-Been Heroes for $10, Rayman Legends Definitive Edition for $20, and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for $25. Other random deals are included as well like Monopoly Gamer Collector’s Edition for $28.

Here’s the full roundup:

GameStop has started pre-orders for the new Shovel Knight Treasure Trove amiibo 3-pack. You can resserve it here. Specter Knight, Plague Knight, and King Knight are the included figures.

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