Posts Tagged ‘GameStop’

GameStop stops taking PS4 pre-orders due to heavy demand

July 9, 2013

It’s no surprise, really. The PlayStation 4 is after all, $100 cheaper than the Xbox One and had the “better” E3 press conference, until Microsoft changed their policies five days later due to overwhelming criticism.

Now, GameStop reports that it has stopped taking orders for the PS4 as they don’t expect to be able to handle that much. There’s simply put too many and they don’t think they will meet demand.

Microsoft will most likely quickly lower the Xbox One price once they notice they are falling dramatically behind the PS4. I myself feel the Xbox One is more future-proof and will deliver the more superior experience, but a higher price point and that infamous conference has done damage no doubt and it will be interesting how Microsoft will respond.


Software sales lowest since 2000

June 18, 2013

Reports are in from the gaming world and they are indeed lackluster. Sales are the lowest they have been since 2000. But that’s good. I think it’s because people are tired of PS3/Xbox 360 and want a new generation.

It’s no surprise that the new consoles are coming out during this record low year. Normally a console cycle runs five years, this one has passed over seven years. They really milked it as much as possible and it’s good consumers declining interest has finally led to the release of the next generation to be this Christmas season.

I was already calling for a new generation to be launched in 2011, even in 2010 I had begun to lose my interest completely. And when my Xbox 360 died in 2011 of natural causes after years of servitude, I had zero interest to replace it. My PC has adequately covered my needs.

There’s something special every time a new gen begins, and I can’t wait to be a part of the new one.

The winner of the previous generation by a mile. But it looks as if I won’t be supporting the next one.

Löjligt billiga spel

February 24, 2010

Jag gillar att gå till GameStop och kolla igenom deras begagnade spel. Varför? Jo, för priserna på vissa äldre spel kan vara så låga att man få lust att köpa dem direkt på plats. Nu har jag äntligen hittat ett spel jag väntat på väldigt länge. Nämligen Blue Dragon till Xbox 360. Jag är inte ett stort JRPG-fan alls, men något med detta spel fångar mitt intresse. Och för priset jag hittade det för, så blev köpet en självklarhet.

Blue Dragon, 150 timmar speltid, beroende på hur du spelar givetvis, för 65 kronor. Äntligen. Jag har väntat länge, men nu har det sjunkit till ett fullständigt acceptabelt pris. Nu är det bara att vänta på fler trevliga överraskningar som detta. Något som händer helt slumpmässigt. Jag hade helt gett upp hoppet om Blue Dragon tills jag såg det idag.