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Magical-Soul wrote:

When did Steam become so popular? Like seriously, how many indie games and FPS can you possibly play until enough is enough?

Anyhow, that's not enough stores to cause for concern. GameStop will be fine, without them, where am I gonna get my borderline niche soft-loli fanservice?


Steam is popular because it offers more than just those 2 genres of games, that and they have really good base prices and the sales they hold for games are awesome. I suggest you look at the steam store. They offer pretty much any genre of game.
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This is probably a good thing for Gamestop. There are two where I live....just three miles apart. And if you count the nearby area around my hometown (the handful of cities/towns surrounding it) then there's probably around 10 or more. Too many locations can be a bad thing.
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Digital is the future, and I'm okay with this.
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I couldn't care less. I barely play video games anymore so this doesn't really affect me (once Kingdom Hearts III comes out, I will probably stop playing them all together.)

Their decision to focus on mobile platforms is not wise. The market is so saturated that unless you create the next Angry Birds, Flappy Bird, or another bird game you will not do well in the mobile market, Yet no one seems to get that. Capcom tried this and failed miserably, opting to focus on the mobile platform and break into the market. They had to cut their profits by 50% from $65 million to $32 million for the fiscal year because they failed horribly.
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I hope all my neighborhood gamestops don't disappear on me.
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Posted 4/24/14

Magical-Soul wrote:

When did Steam become so popular? Like seriously, how many indie games and FPS can you possibly play until enough is enough?


have you ever been to steam? they sell more than indie and fps games
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OtakuKoala wrote:


Their decision to focus on mobile platforms is not wise.


I disagree. They're not necessarily "focusing" on the mobile market; they are merely experimenting w/ the resources they have. Plus, the mobile market is pretty big at the moment in case you were wondering.

P.S Sorry for the notification spam. I kept messing up while erasing some of your words.
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Posted 4/24/14

yaoibabe wrote:


Magical-Soul wrote:

When did Steam become so popular? Like seriously, how many indie games and FPS can you possibly play until enough is enough?


have you ever been to steam? they sell more than indie and fps games


Okay, Real Time Strategies and Minecraft clones? Lol.

I got Sonic Generations off of time, I know what they have.
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Saw this coming for awhile and it doesn't surprise me at all. Looks like Gamestop will be joining Blockbuster soon
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davidbastias wrote:

Saw this coming for awhile and it doesn't surprise me at all. Looks like Gamestop will be joining Blockbuster soon


LOL. Closing 120-130 stores out of the 6,500 they own is no where near in joining Blockbuster anytime soon... *face palm*
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Mico171 wrote:

GameStop is closing 120 stores. They're gonna focus more on mobile devices (Ipads, Iphones, ETC~)



Basically, they want to drop some weight, & reach out to other gaming (& tech) fields.

How does this make you feel? Are you happy at this news?

Are you sad that people will lose their jobs?

Do you agree with their game plan?

Is one of your gamestop stores going to close?!



So I just want to point out a few things....


First: 120-150 stores (from the articles I found) is not much to a multi-thousand store chain.

Second: They are opening 200-250 new stores from their new chains they bought, the Spring Mobile and Simply Mac stores.

So yes, they are losing jobs, but also at the same time gaining jobs, from everything I am reading.

Third: I agree with their game plan, it is smart. In an ever expanding digital world, physical anything short of Collectors/Limited editions are more or less null and void already. That will just steadily increase as time goes on short of some sort of reverting done by console makers. A lot of people already order their Collectors/Limited editions online and have them shipped since we as a society generally are getting lazier, and would rather just wait for something to deliver itself to us than to get up and get it ourselves.

My store always reminds me, and has for years, to look online at their website for more deals. So personally I don't think anything drastic will happen to GameStop over this change.

Articles I read on this: Has some more points I didn't touch up on. (Like how AT&T is helping to build the stores, how they will be offering cricket wireless through some stores, etc etc)

http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2014/04/gamestop-tells-analysts-its-planning-to-open-300-to-400-new-technology-stores.html/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2014/04/24/gamestop-dramatically-rolling-back-games-business/
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One of my friends works at a gamestop so I hope his doesn't close down, but personally I don't really care since I buy all my games off amazon
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gamestop is garbage
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noo!! now i will have to goto those un company named game stores! i hope my gamestop isnt closing! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Anyone remember Funcoland before Gamestop existed? =)
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