Gamestop Sales Figures Released

Gamestop Sales Figures Released

Power to the pre-owned market

Written by The Splintercat on 20 November 10 at 01:04

It has long been known that video game retailers all over the World have a strong dependency on the pre-owned market. Gamestop, who have released their quarterly financial results, are no different. While the company has made $1.9 billion in sales, up 3.5 percent from the same period last year, its strong pre-owned sales figures can not be ignored.

Pre-owned sales of games and hardware accounted for 47.4% of the company's total profits. In dollar terms, that's $250.2 million in profit, which is a lot more than the company made from the sale of new games, which came to a total of $182.4 million.

It makes all the discussion of online passes and project ten dollar seem even more relevant. Looking at how important the sales of these items are to the profits of retailers like Gamestop, what would happen if pre-owned sales were removed from the industry?

The top five selling games during this period, ending October 30, 2010, were Halo: Reach, Madden NFL 2011, Fallout: New Vegas, NBA 2K11 and Medal of Honor. With the recent release of Kinect and, for the moment at least, a healthy pre-owned market, Gamestop will be expecting a Christmas to remember.
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Posted on 20 November 10 at 01:06
Gamestop steals your money
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Posted on 20 November 10 at 01:09
hopefully they have some buy 2 get 1 free coming up soon because boy will i take advantage of that!
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Posted on 20 November 10 at 01:14
NastyMastaDaddy said:Gamestop steals your moneyRiiiiiiiiiiiight. They're just a bunch of nazis.
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NastyMastaDaddy said:Gamestop steals your moneyNot true they are a big box company that sells you games for reasonable prices.
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Posted on 20 November 10 at 01:20
My local Gamestops are great. They have helped me out everytime ive had a problem, even bending rules to help me... For instance, I tipped my 360 over while playing Dead Rising 2 the day after it came out, totally ruining the disc, and gamestop allowed me to by the disc protection for it retroactively and replaced it.
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NastyMastaDaddy said:Gamestop steals your moneyAll I know is I'm going to keep running what I can with their return policy. I hope I'm not the only one who's figures it out.
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PlaysWSquirells said:NastyMastaDaddy said:Gamestop steals your moneyAll I know is I'm going to keep running what I can with their return policy. I hope I'm not the only one who's figures it out.ya dood. full refund within 7 days on pre-owned games. GAMESTOP RENTAL SERVICE!
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isn't gamestop becoming a monopoly? there's no other video game-specific retailers out there, and the only competition they have are electronic/supermarket stores (Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, etc.) which their video game sales don't even touch Gamestop's.

It's sickening. Please people, quit buying from Gamestop. You can get games in other places.
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You spelled "Honor" wrong :P

and yes I fully agree about the GAMESTOP RENTAL SERVICE. :D
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NastyMastaDaddy said:Gamestop steals your moneyGamestop gave me a total of $13 for two big name used games I had (I was using the money to pre-order ME2). They turned around and sold those games and made about 3x as much money as they gave me for them. That's the first and only time I've ever sold to them.

p.s. people buy in to pre-order bonuses from gamestop. I'm sure that plays a part in their new game sales.
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connectmeplease said:My local Gamestops are great. They have helped me out everytime ive had a problem, even bending rules to help me... For instance, I tipped my 360 over while playing Dead Rising 2 the day after it came out, totally ruining the disc, and gamestop allowed me to by the disc protection for it retroactively and replaced it.I say you got suckered. Usally when that happens to me I buy a pre-owned version then go to a diffrent gamestop store the next day or 2 days later and return the broken version of the game and say "i got this as a gift and it didnt work" and I get my full money back. And a working copy. Power to the people! toast
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sicsonic said:isn't gamestop becoming a monopoly? there's no other video game-specific retailers out there, and the only competition they have are electronic/supermarket stores (Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, etc.) which their video game sales don't even touch Gamestop's.

It's sickening. Please people, quit buying from Gamestop. You can get games in other places.
For one I refuse to buy anything from Wal-Mart. Secondly, why would I go to a store where the people that work there know hardly anything about games or their content, when I could go to Gamestop and get all the information I ever wanted? And yes, "honor" was definitely spelled wrong.
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My gamespot is really good, they always give me extra codes and discounts.
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sicsonic said:It's sickening. Please people, quit buying from Gamestop. You can get games in other places.Give me a solid reason why I should stop shopping at GS. And no, the old arguments of "They rip you off on trade-ins!" or "Their new games aren't really new/aren't in shrink wrap!" won't work. They're both easily fixed by common sense.
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FuncoLand 4 Life ... no wait i hated them too laugh
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dr octagon 3000 said:FuncoLand 4 Life ... no wait i hated them too laughFuncoland is Gamestop. EB games is Gamestop. They are all one big entity.
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Hey Everyone, Give me your game you just spent $60 on & I'll sell it to someone else for $45. Heres the catch. I'll give you about hmm..I dont know..$11. Sound fair?
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Check your local listings before running right to game stop!! I had over 20 games for sale some newer and marked all cheaper then gamestop listings and two months later no calls. Help you fellow gamers
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MAGNUS 7000 said:Hey Everyone, Give me your game you just spent $60 on & I'll sell it to someone else for $45. Heres the catch. I'll give you about hmm..I dont know..$11. Sound fair?It obviously sounds fair to a lot of people. They just made $250.2 million dollars out of it.