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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...

News: GameStop to Sell 3D Classics: Kid Icarus Too

GameStop to Sell 3D Classics: Kid Icarus Too

For $5.99

Didn't pre-order Kid Icarus: Uprising to get your free code for 3D Classics: Kid Icarus, and worried you've missed out on the downloadable game for good? Not to worry, as GameStop will sell redeem codes for the game online. Last week we reported GameStop is selling eShop games for download, and that range of two games will expand soon with...

News: GameStop Starts Selling eShop Download Codes

GameStop Starts Selling eShop Download Codes

Lots in store

Want to download Pushmo or Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins but don't want to type your credit card details into the 3DS? GameStop has started selling DLC codes for both games through its website and stores. GameStop.com lets you purchase a digital redeem code for either game at exactly the same price it'd cost you through the eShop...

News: Kid Icarus: Uprising Launches with Multiplayer Tournament

Kid Icarus: Uprising Launches with Multiplayer Tournament

US versus them

Nintendo of America will take Kid Icarus: Uprising's multiplayer mode on tour ahead of the game's 23rd March release with a nationwide tournament. GameStop stores in San Francisco, Orlando, Los Angeles and New York will play host to Nintendo-run multiplayer tournaments, with winners from each area in the running for exclusive Kid...

News: 3DS Circle Pad Pro Reaches United States on 7th February

3DS Circle Pad Pro Reaches United States on 7th February

For $19.99

Nintendo has confirmed its Circle Pad Pro accessory will see release in the United States in early 2012. The optional attachment lands on 7th February — the same day as Resident Evil Revelations — and will cost $19.99. The add-on will only be sold through GameStop stores and at GameStop.com. Nintendo is also introducing an optional...

News: GameStop Has Tanooki Mario Keychains For Your Pre-Order

GameStop Has Tanooki Mario Keychains For Your Pre-Order

Don't leave them hanging

Super Mario 3D Land is one of the most anticipated games of the year, but if you haven't yet got your pre-order down then GameStop is hoping to change that pretty quickly. The retailer is offering an exclusive Tanooki Mario keychain when you pre-order and buy the game, either in-store or online. There's no image of it yet,...

News: Gamestop Offers BIT.TRIP SAGA Preorder Bonus

Gamestop Offers BIT.TRIP SAGA Preorder Bonus

Preorder online and get a free soundtrack

If you're one of those gamers who were disappointed to find out that BIT.TRIP SAGA wouldn't come with the soundtrack sampler that its Wii counterpart BIT.TRIP COMPLETE is being packaged with, Gamestop has an offer for you. Gamers who preorder BIT.TRIP SAGA through Gamestop's online store will receive a free soundtrack sampler. This is the same soundtrack..

News: GameStop Will Accept Trade-Ins on RE: Mercenaries 3D

GameStop Will Accept Trade-Ins on RE: Mercenaries 3D

Business as usual

The news that Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D save data cannot be deleted sparked a frenzy worldwide, with rental companies and retailers working out the impact it'll have on their businesses. Major games retailer GameStop made the bold decision not to trade the game in from customers, but has now changed its corporate mind and will accept trade-ins from today. Although it's not..

News: This GameStop Really, Really Loves Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

This GameStop Really, Really Loves Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

The best merchandising ever?

In recent years, midnight launches have become the preserve of the "mature" gamer, which the likes of Call of Duty, Halo, Gears of War and more packing in crowds desperate to get their hands on the latest shooters; with the exception of hardware, it's rare to hear of a midnight launch for a Nintendo game, but one GameStop store is going all-out to celebrate..

News: Grab a Shiny Legendary Trio of Pokemon at Gamestop

Grab a Shiny Legendary Trio of Pokemon at Gamestop

No preorder required

Excited about Pokémon Black and White? Of course you are, and what better way to boost that excitement than with a monster-themed giveaway at Gamestop? Trainers who visit participating stores will receive the legendary trio of Raikou, Entei and Suicune in their super-rare Shiny forms for their Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver games. Transfer the glittering beasts over to..

News: Dive into Conduit 2's Special Edition Only at Gamestop

Dive into Conduit 2's Special Edition Only at Gamestop

Art, skins and extra in-game goodies

If you're excited about Conduit 2 this Gamestop-exclusive special edition package might just ramp up your giddy-o-meter just a notch or two. Available online or in-store at $49.99, the bundle includes a 44-page art book, an enhancement for the All Seeing Eye and an exclusive multiplayer skin, which isn't a bad little package all told. Conduit 2 is due for..

News: Buy Advance Copies of the Game at the Super Scribblenauts Event

Buy Advance Copies of the Game at the Super Scribblenauts Event

Get them signed too while you're at it

It's not long now before 5th Cell releases Super Scibblenauts, the sequel to 2009's Scibblenauts, and in conjunction with the game's launch GameStop will be holding a special event where gamers can take part in a costume contest and even buy copies of the game ahead of its scheduled retail release. The GameStop store on Sunset and Vine in Los Angeles,..

News: Have a Banana When You Pre-order Donkey Kong Country Returns

Have a Banana When You Pre-order Donkey Kong Country Returns

Slip your controller in there

If you were to pre-order Super Scribblenauts, Sonic Colours and Nine Hours, Nine Doors, Nine Persons from Gamestop you'd have enough items of clothing to walk the streets as a headphone-wearing Sonic the Hedgehog with a metal watch. If that's not your idea of value for your pre-order money, Gamestop has something a bit...