In a Reddit AMA, a Gamestop manager gave his thoughts about the company. His identity hasn’t been verified so we don’t know who he is.
There are rumours that the Xbox 720 will have always-online connection and something like that combined with anti-used games will be seriously detrimental to the company.
Here’s what the manager had to say:
“I don’t think GameStop will die with this console generation, but I think it’s very possible it will with the one afterward. That, or the company will be less of a GameStop and more of an Electronics Boutique again.”
Gamestop makes a ton of revenue from used games sales and it’s more than $2 billion per year, and if you think about their total revenue for 2012, missing this $2 billion would hurt the company a lot.
They also believe that games sales will increase next gen but we don’t really have a lot of details on the PS4 and Xbox 720 and whether they would block used games.
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