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.
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.