GameStop global sales hit $2.11 billion, store sales rise 20.5 percent

November 21, 2013

Alexa Ray Corriea, Polygon

New software sales for the quarter increased by 43.1, which the company attributed to the “strong performance” of recently-released games — using Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto 5 as its strongest example example. New hardware sales rose 15.3 percent due to sell-through of the Nintendo 2DS and 3DS handhelds. Conversely, pre-owned sales decreased by two percent.

Keep in mind that Nintendo does not offer hardware sales directly through digital retailer Amazon.com. This also does not reflect sales of next-fen consoles Xbox One or PS4.

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