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News: Rumours and Contradictions Are Everywhere in The Case of GameStop's Exclusive amiibo Triple Pack

Rumours and Contradictions Are Everywhere in The Case of GameStop's Exclusive amiibo Triple Pack

Still no official word on R.O.B., Duck Hunt and Mr. Game & Watch pack

Over the past 24 hours there's been plenty of online chat around an apparent GameStop-exclusive amiibo triple pack that'll go up for pre-order - in stores - on 8th August. Despite the attention it's received on Reddit, particularly, the retailer and Nintendo of America have so far...

Rumour: GameStop No Longer Taking amiibo Preorders, Limiting Sales To One Figure Per Person

GameStop No Longer Taking amiibo Preorders, Limiting Sales To One Figure Per Person

Store apparently cracking down on multiple purchases, too

The amiibo stock situation shows little signs of improving, despite Nintendo's assurances that it's trying its utmost to sort things out. Each new wave of figures seems to sell out instantly, and within hours sites like Amazon and eBay are flooded with people re-selling the precious NFC toys...

News: This GameStop Advert May Have Revealed Next Month’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate DLC

This GameStop Advert May Have Revealed Next Month’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate DLC

No pun intended

Capcom’s strong support for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on the 3DS continues with both new and free DLC arriving on a monthly basis. So far this content has included new quests, items, and even well-known video game character collaborations. With new DLC content anticipated to arrive over the coming days, this week’s GameStop...

News: Reported GameStop Memo Shows Massive Delay in Delivering Some amiibo Pre-orders

Reported GameStop Memo Shows Massive Delay in Delivering Some amiibo Pre-orders

Hope you're patient for heavy hitters

If you love amiibo, then odds are good you have been hurt by amiibo - or the lack thereof. Those odds seem even higher if you live in North America, where you're lucky to have even laid eyes on certain figures in the wild, let alone purchase them. Some are speculating that a port strike on the west coast of the...

Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distributed Via Gamestop Stores

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distributed Via Gamestop Stores

Steamy windows

Intelligent Systems' latest 3DS effort - Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. - is shaping up rather nicely, and will almost certainly be on the wish list of many a seasoned tactical RPG player. The game launches in March in North America and May in Europe, and if rumours are to be believed it would appear that Nintendo is working with retailer...

Video: GameStop Shows How It Faked 'Karissa the Destroyer' at Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Event

GameStop Shows How It Faked 'Karissa the Destroyer' at Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Event

Cue silly music and excessive high-fiving

Earlier this month shaky-cam footage emerged of a 10-year-old gamer thrashing the competition at Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, duly being given the nickname 'Karissa the Destroyer'. It all took place at a supposedly random GameStop preview event for the game. It did seem fishy, however, prompting us to...

News: GameStop to Host Preview Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Events on 14th November

GameStop to Host Preview Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Events on 14th November

3 hours of Smash

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is a little over a week away in North America — spare a thought for those of us that are waiting longer in PAL regions and Japan — and a number of Wii U owners are no doubt awaiting their pre-orders or even pre-downloads. Nintendo's stepping up marketing, particularly in North America, through...

News: Heracross and Pinsir Distribution for Pokémon X & Y Coming to North America

Heracross and Pinsir Distribution for Pokémon X & Y Coming to North America

Cross-game switches, Mega Stones included

Pokémon X & Y may be heading towards its one year landmark on the 3DS, but it's still keeping plenty of gamers busy — particularly in online battles. The Pokémon Company is particularly keen to keep gamers engaged while also promoting the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, which...

News: Nintendo Announces "Mario Kart 8 Test Drive Days" At Over 2700 GameStop Stores

Nintendo Announces "Mario Kart 8 Test Drive Days" At Over 2700 GameStop Stores

Pre-orders to get a special poster, too

It's pretty clear that plenty of Wii U owners are now impatiently awaiting Mario Kart 8, while others may be tempted to dive in and buy a system for the latest entry in the iconic series. Nintendo's cranking up the hype, meanwhile, with public-access demos now confirmed to be on the way to more than 2,700...

News: GameStop Experiences Profit Gains, With Hardware Increases Driven by 3DS and 2DS Sales

GameStop Experiences Profit Gains, With Hardware Increases Driven by 3DS and 2DS Sales

Boxed discs appear to be making a comeback

As some have predicted the imminent demise of retail gaming outlets, brought on by an era of new restrictions on game sharing and the used games market, US retailer GameStop has drawn a course full sail in the opposite direction. A new report by Games Industry reveals that the US gaming giant actually...

News: Metroid Prime Trilogy Now Available At GameStop For $84.99

Metroid Prime Trilogy Now Available At GameStop For $84.99

Part of its "vintage" selection of titles

Earlier this week GameStop made a brief statement regarding the pricing of used copies of Xenoblade Chronicles in its various retail outlets. The company said it had sourced new copies of the "vintage" title and claimed many more were on the way, including Metroid Prime Trilogy, which has become n

News: GameStop Defends Xenoblade Chronicles Pricing, Plans More "Vintage Titles" Like Metroid Prime Trilogy

GameStop Defends Xenoblade Chronicles Pricing, Plans More "Vintage Titles" Like Metroid Prime Trilogy

"As always, our pricing for these games is competitive"

Earlier today we reported that questions had been raised about GameStop's increase in Xenoblade Chronicles stock; the title had been difficult to find for an extended period. Despite the title's rarity for a number of months, many GameStop stores now have multiple "used" copies available, as...

News: GameStop Accused of Re-Printing Xenoblade Chronicles, Then Selling as "Used" For $90

GameStop Accused of Re-Printing Xenoblade Chronicles, Then Selling as "Used" For $90

A product monopoly gone too far?

Xenoblade Chronicles took its sweet time coming to the Wii in North America, with Nintendo eventually publishing as a limited release on the Nintendo Store and through GameStop. It had been long anticipated and clearly sold well for the available stock, as it reportedly became hard to find and rare after launch...

News: Legendary Pokémon Meloetta Distribution Date Announced

Legendary Pokémon Meloetta Distribution Date Announced

This one's a real fighter

Good news Pokémon fans! Starting 4th March, the mythical Pokémon Meloetta will be distributed by participating GameStop stores across North America for Pokémon Black & White and Pokémon Black & White 2, for a limited time only. Meloetta is the very first Pokémon able to change its Forme and type during a...

News: How Did GameStop's 500,000 Wii U Reservations Become 320,000 Actual Sales?

How Did GameStop's 500,000 Wii U Reservations Become 320,000 Actual Sales?

GameStop explains the math behind its sales figures

Before the Wii U launched, US outlet GameStop proudly stated that half a million people were on its waiting list for the shiny new console. However, speaking to investors last week, GameStop admitted that only 320,000 consoles were actually sold by the chain - which means 180,000 "orders"...

Rumour: You Will Be Able To Preorder Wii U At GameStop This Thursday

You Will Be Able To Preorder Wii U At GameStop This Thursday

Retailer is going big on Nintendo's new machine

We all know that Thursday's presentation is going to be related to the Wii U, with the most likely scenario being a launch date reveal and pricing details. To add a little more spice to this speculation, GoNintendo has reported that several readers have gotten in touch to report on various goings-on at...

News: GameStop Won't Be Selling Spirit Camera Second-Hand

GameStop Won't Be Selling Spirit Camera Second-Hand

Frightening

Hoping to grab a cheap pre-owned copy of Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir from GameStop? Sorry, your luck is out — the chain won't be trading in Nintendo's augmented reality experience. The reason is the game relies on an intricate book bundled with new copies; without the book, the software's useless. Even a missing page could halt...