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Is GameStop’s publishing move the future of the retailer, or just an interesting side-project?

On the surface, Song of the Deep doesn’t come across as anything particularly remarkable. The 2D underwater action adventure is pretty, and bound to delight a certain type of gamer. But ultimately it looks like most other 2D indie games that are on the market at the moment. Yet there …

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GameStop: ‘We’re not trying to be a publisher’

EA, Activision and Ubisoft have nothing to fear from GameStop’s decision to publish a video game, the retailer says. The company last week signed Song of the Deep, a new game from Resistance, Ratchet and Clank and Sunset Overdrive developer Insomniac. It will release the 2D underwater adventure title in …

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GameStop to publish Insomniac’s Song of the Deep

GameStop is publishing a new video game from Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdriver creators Insomniac Games. Named Song of the Deep, the 2D metroidvania title will be released both physically and digitally for PS4, Xbox One and PC (via Steam). It is due this summer and has a US …

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GameStop reports Christmas growth

Global video games retailer GameStop has said that like-for-like store sales for the nine weeks ending January 2nd were up 4.4 per cent. That represents 4.9 per cent growth in the US and 3.9 per cent internationally. Total global sales grew 1.8 per cent to $2.99bn, up from last year’s …

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EA contests GameStop’s Star Wars Battlefront fears

Peter Moore has questioned the uncertainties posed by GameStop about the performance of Star wars Battlefront. The retailer last month said that the game had failed to hit its already lowered sales expectations. EA’s COO, however, has said such a claim came as a surprise to him and that the …

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Analysts dispute GameStop’s Star Wars Battlefront and Halo 5 estimates

GameStop’s assessment of both physical sales of Star Wars Battlefront and digital sales of Halo 5 are incorrect, analysts have argued. The retailer yesterday said that EA’s Star Wars shooter fell short of expectations, with CEO Tony Bartel saying: We had high expectations that diminished somewhat as it got closer, …

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GameStop says Halo 5, Assassin’s Creed and Star Wars fell short of expectations

Retailer GameStop has said that a trio of this quarter’s big releases sold fewer units than it had anticipated. CEO Tony Bartel told investors, as per Seeking Alpha‘s transcription, that sales of Halo 5, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and Star Wars: Battlefront at GameStop fell short of our expectations”. Of Star …

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GameStop income dips, at the low end of expectations

Retailer GameStop has reported an annual fall in sales and profit. Global net sales fell 3.6 per cent to $2.016m for the quarter ending October 31st, while profit fell 11.4 per cent to $57m. Currency fluctuations played a part in the numbers, however, and the company’s full year forecasts remain …

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Pachter: Yes, disc based games and consoles have a long future ahead

Retail can continue to happily sell disc-based physical video games for at least another 20 years, according to one leading analyst. GameStop CEO Paul Raines said earlier that he believes physical games retail will never go away, although the comments were dismissed as delusional, self-serving load of tosh” by former …

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GameStop: Disc-based games will be around forever

Digital is here, and digital is growing, but there is no scenario where disc-based video games will disappear from the market, according to GameStop. Disc-based games will be around forever,” CEO Paul Raines told Forbes. The market has seen physical music sales down 50 per cent from its peak and …

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