GameStop sees record sales, thanks to titles like GTA IV, MGS4

I haven’t been to a GameStop in months. Between internet ordering and what is sent to me as a Destructoid reviewer, I just haven’t felt the need to visit lately. It does not seem that they’re missing me much, though, as they’re reporting record sales for Q2.

The company broke sales records, reporting that their net earnings are up 162.1 percent to $57.2 million for the second quarter. For the last quarter ending August 2nd, sales increased by 34.8 percent to $1.80 billion. That’s a lot of moms bringing in Little Timmy to “pick out a game, hurry up!”

What sold so well? They said their top five games were Grand Theft Auto IV, Metal Gear Solid 4, NCAA Football 09, Battlefield: Bad Company, and Wii Fit.

According to Gamasutra, GameStop is expecting an even better sales later this year with titles like LittleBigPlanet, Guitar Hero: World Tour, Call of Duty: World at War, Spore, Fable II, Rock Band 2 and Gears of War 2 and more. 

Are you still GameStop shopping? Someone is!

Dale North