Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Games
  3. Consoles

GameStop increased holiday sales by 9.3 percent in 2013 due to Xbox One, PS4

See also

GameStop certainly had a happy holiday season –– if not for the sanity of the retailers managers everywhere at least financially –– to the tune of $3.15 billion in sales due in large part to the launch of both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, according to a report today from GameSpot.

The Microsoft and Sony next-gen consoles shot up GameStop’s sales by 9.3 percent compared to the same time period –– Thanksgiving until the end of the year –– in 2012.

Unsurprisingly, the retailer’s hardware sales increased by 99.8 percent year-on-year because of the Xbox One and PS4, though its software sales did take a significant dip.

“New software sales came in below our expectations," said chief financial officer Rob Lloyd in a statement.

PS3 and Xbox 360 games dropped by 22.5 percent compared to 2012.

The figures come a week after Sony put a scare into GameStop investors with its new cloud-streaming game service PlayStation Now, which caused share valves in the retail chain to sink within minutes of its introduction.

You can read that full Examiner report by clicking here.


Don't Miss

  • The Crew
    'The Crew' exclusive: New details on racing types, open-world, seamlessness and more
    Games Exclusive
  • Dirty hands
    Find out how to clean the gross gadgets you carry with you all the time
    Tech Buzz
  • Civ
    Need to catch up on 'Sid Meier's Civilization'? Here is everything you need to know
    Games Feature
  • Contact lenses
    Google applies for patent for what could be the Google Glass successor
    Tech News
  • Upcoming
    These are 2014's biggest PS4, Xbox One and Wii U games
    Games Feature
  • Microscope
    A brilliant doctor invents a microscope that can be created for less than 50 cents

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!