Up to 200 GameStop locations to close, with more potentially to follow | Nintendo Wire

Things aren’t looking great for the most notorious specialty gaming retailer in the US. Following an underperforming financial quarter that saw an overall net loss, a recent GameStop earnings call announced that the corporation would be shuttering between 180 and 200 underperforming stores globally this year, with more to potentially come, GamesIndustry reports.

This continues a decline seen with the retail giant in recent months, including a gutting of Game Informer staff and generally lower sales. The lull is expected to continue for a while longer, as the end of the console generation is traditionally a struggling time for the company — a rebound would be expected with the launch of the next generation.

While some may feel a bit of schadenfreude at seeing the somewhat unpopular retailer struggle, it’s important to note that a lot of working-class people will lose their jobs as a result of this decision. We hope that all who are affected find new occupations swiftly and without trouble.


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Written by Ben Fruzzetti

Gamer, writer and devourer of pasta. Whenever not letting his daydreams run out of control, he can be found writing for Nintendo Wire, playing old JRPGs, or reading sci-fi and fantasy novels and comics.

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