"Perfect timing" ahead of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launch
"The demand is incredibly strong for this"
Just got to dock the stock
"Don't worry - we're getting more"
"Perfect timing" ahead of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launch
As you've probably noticed, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is out this week - the re-release / expansion has been critically acclaimed; as we argued in our own review it takes a brilliant Wii U game and makes it even better. It should in theory help boost Nintendo Switch hardware sales, but the system's...
"The demand is incredibly strong for this"
It's no secret that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the must-have games in the Switch's launch line-up, but according to GameStop COO Tony Bartel pretty much everyone who bought the system picked up a copy of Zelda BotW too. Demand for the hardware is still high too, with a restock this...
Just got to dock the stock
It wasn't so long ago that we reported on GameStop listing a ludicrously expensive Nintendo Switch bundle, citing availability by mid-April; that was a slightly worrying moment. Pleasingly, however, we have a tangible sign that Switch restocks are starting to kick in, with a recent tweet targeting the US market. GameStop...
Yours for just $599.99
A good way to gauge demand for hardware is to follow the behaviour of retailers. It very much varies by region at the moment with Nintendo Switch, but it seems the system is pretty hot right now in the US. As always, when there's a popular product and dollars to be made, GameStop is ready to relieve you of your cash. With...
"Don't worry - we're getting more"
As the launch weekend draws to a close the early signs are that, in some territories at least, the Nintendo Switch has got off to a strong start. In the US stock has been at a premium from pre-orders and the limited numbers of walk-in stock for those attending midnight launches. Our own Steve Bowling was involved...
"Save when you trade"
Ahead of the Nintendo Switch presentation, a couple of sources have reached out to us revealing pertinent information regarding GameStop's US plans for Nintendo's latest console. You'll be able to pre-order the Switch (in the US, at least) starting at 10am tomorrow at your local GameStops; it's looking like allocation will be...
Thank your lucky stars?
Late last year it was rumoured that the Nintendo Switch was going to get an upgraded version of Pokémon Sun and Moon called Pokémon Stars - and now retailer GameSpot has given a subtle indication that this could well be happening. On GameStop's site there's a product description for the Nintendo Switch which appears to...
Shame there's no final price, or bundle specs, or actual details...
We're just days away from what will presumably be a substantial set of reveals and details on the Nintendo Switch, yet retailers continue to struggle to hold their nerve. Last year we reported on GAME opening pre-orders in the UK with a bonker's placeholder price of £999.99. Some...
Could it be a Switch launch title after all?
It's fair to say that the rumour that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won't be hitting the Nintendo Switch at launch caused quite a bit of upset, and since then we've seen evidence to suggest that it could arrive later in the year - a listing on Targe
"I think it really got tremendous potential as a game changer"
GameStop's quarterly financial conference call took place recently, and during the call the Nintendo Switch unsurprisingly came up as a topic of conversation. GameStop's executives were very positive about the system and its potential impact on the games market, and revealed that it...
Trading with power
The retro gaming scene has changed a lot in recent years, with values climbing up in many cases; it can be an expensive business picking up some games and systems from decades gone by. There must be money in it, as GameStop is ramping up its retro offerings and even taking trade-ins on old consoles and games. Trade-ins are...
Time to get in line
The upcoming Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition (as it's called in North America) should be a hugely popular stocking filler in the Holiday season. Yet while pre-orders have been possible (albeit limited in availability) in PAL territories, North America has only seen brief pre-order windows that were rapidly shut...
People just Pokéstopping by
As you've no doubt seen around the web and on your travels, savvy small businesses such as restaurants and coffee shops that are near Pokéstops have been buying lures to, well, lure in players who then happen to buy something while they're catching pocket monsters. Of course, this is a tactic that big businesses can...
NX market "could" be worth $7.5 billion
GameStop's quarterly earnings call took place yesterday, with the company revealing that total sales have dropped 4.3 percent to $1.97 billion, while hardware sales have fallen by 28.8 percent. The fall was attributed to the small number of AAA games in the first quarter of this year. However, the company...
"I hope that they come out with something exciting and innovative"
The Wii U was a disappointment to retailers, gamers and Nintendo itself, claims GameStop CEO Paul Raines. Speaking to list, Raines admitted that the console simply hadn't performed as expected, but he was keen to point out that Nintendo as a company should never be counted out:...
"As usual, we know more than we can share"
GameStop COO Tony Bartel has perhaps given the biggest indication yet that Nintendo NX will be launching in 2016. At a recent GameStop event, Bartel spoke about company growth and let slip that "console launches" are coming this year: Although we have not modelled extensive growth for new innovation in...
Or "a new console from Nintendo", if you'd prefer
Nintendo will be revealing more about its next console this year, but ahead of any official announcement we've been inundated with rumours, speculation and some reports that seem to suggest that
Better figure out your savings!
Joining in on the hype of the upcoming Star Fox Zero and Legend of Zelda games, GameStop has opened its doors to preorders of Nendoroid's latest figure of Link (his Majora's Mask iteration), as well as a GameStop-exclusive stone statue of everyone's favourite fox in the sky, Fox McCloud. The former will retail for...
An early Saturday start
Earlier in the week we attempted to summarise the rumours around a GameStop-exclusive amiibo triple pack in North America, featuring R.O.B., Duck Hunt and Mr. Game & Watch. Nintendo went on to confirm the triple pack for a release on 25th September, and as expected GameStop has now confirmed i
This Friday, Friday, Friday!
If you live in the United States and have been dreaming of glory in robotic battle ever since LBX: Little Battlers eXperience was announced for the West, then an area GameStop might have a little something to get your fix before the game's 21st August release in North America. Certain GameStop stores will be holding LBX...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Smash Bros. and Persona Q 3DS XL models also confirmed
While Japanese gamers are already gearing up for the New Nintendo 3DS models, gamers in the West need to wait until 2015 — that means that some special bundles of the existing hardware will arrive in time for the Holiday season. Confirmed by Nintendo of America at a GameStop conference and...
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...
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...
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...
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
"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...
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...
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...
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"...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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..
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...
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..
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...
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,..
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...
It's a watch!
Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors is a graphic adventure developed by Chunsoft, described by publisher Aksys as: A game that simulates life, or at least it would if your life was about being trapped on a sinking ship and forced to complete a series of incomprehensible puzzles before your practically inevitable death. As if that weren't enough to brighten your Monday, sticking your..
Gamestop offering Sonic hats for all
Annoyed by some of Sonic's recent outings and feel you would put the 'hog back on track if you could? Well, Gamestop is offering you the chance to do just that, sort of. Preorder Sonic Colours for Wii or DS with the chain and you'll also grab a Sonic hat, letting you complete your hedgehog ensemble and race around cities and forests grabbing golden rings and..
Get to Gamestop, get a map
There are just a few more days to go until North American fans can bash slimes all over again in Dragon Quest IX, and within a few weeks GameStops up and down the country will be hosting an event to grant gamers a Special Event Map. To get involved it's very simple. Head to a participating store on the 31st of July between 1pm and 4pm to take part; just make sure you've..
That's a sweet deal
Although Treasure fans the length and breadth of Europe are already enjoying the company's latest blasterpiece, those of you across the pond in North America are probably cursing Nintendo's decision to delay to Sin and Punishment: Star Successor. It might be time to reconsider however, as Gamestop is giving not one but two bonuses to preorder customers. As with Monster Hunter..
Enticing deal for all
There's a couple of Harvest Moon fans on the Nintendo Life team in Europe, now staring enviously at their counterparts across the pond as the latest plush toy preorder giveaway has been revealed for the upcoming Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar. If you preorder the title at GameStop you'll receive a lovely horse toy as a memento of...
GameStop pre-order listing omits Nintendo's console
Those who have enjoyed the Call of Duty franchise's previous outings on Nintendo platforms will surely be disappointed to learn of retail outlet GameStop's omission of the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops' Wii incarnation on its pre-order listing. Activision has yet to officially announce which systems will carry the title, so it's all speculation..
Soon to be available in black, also available in white
After a recent heads-up that North America was due to receive the black Wii console some six months after Europe, we've now had the first photographic proof that the machine is on its way in no time with this shot from Gamestop. Appearing to mimic the same bundle available elsewhere, your $200 will nab you a Wii, Wii Sports and Sports Resort..
US and UK get a chance to nab rare ’mons
Way back when Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver was announced in Japan it also turned out a special Pichu was being released for Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum owners to download. The li’l fella is transferable to HeartGold and SoulSilver and will trigger an event to unlock another special Pichu in those remakes, due out in March. Now it’s been..
US retailer offering bonus levels to new Recruits
Ubisoft's forthcoming adventure C.O.P. The Recruit is already getting some people all hot under the collar - yes, it's an open world game on DS! - but some of you may need a little prod in the direction of which retailer to grab the game from. Well, here comes GameStop to save you the brain-ache with the announcement it's offering exclusive in-game..
It's a wall scroll. No, wait, it's cool.
The beautiful Muramasa: The Demon Blade is set for a North American release this fall. Huzzah! If you've been on the fence about making it a Day 1, maybe this little nugget'll help tip the scales. Over in Japan, pre-order patrons could net themselves a pretty stellar five-foot scroll of character and stage...
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