Quick Answer: Does GameStop Have A Future?

GameStop will still be around for the near future.

After all, there are still over 7,000 stores and GameStop also has nostalgia on its side.

Buying a physical copy of a game or receiving one as a gift is exciting to a lot of gamers but GameStop can’t rely on nostalgia forever.

Is GameStop going out of business in 2020?

Update (3/21/2020 8:45pm ET): Gamestop has announced that it will be closing all its stores to regular walk-in customers starting Sunday, March 22. Customers will still be able to use a curbside pickup option at certain stores to receive purchases, or use standard shipping options from the GameStop web site.

Will GameStop be bought out?

GameStop is being Bought Out. A quick Google search shows that there are north of 7,000 GameStop stores in the US. That’s a lot of retail space, which is natural for a company at the forefront of what’s basically the biggest entertainment industry in the world right now.

How much longer will GameStop last?

Major gaming retailer GameStop says it will be closing “between 180 and 200 underperforming stores” in the next six months. That statement comes following 195 store closures in the last 12 months and what the company says it expects will be “a much larger tranche of closures over the coming 12 months to 24 months.”

What’s going to happen to GameStop?

The world’s biggest video game retailer, GameStop, is in serious trouble. In the past 12 months, the company’s stock value has dropped by two-thirds — from about $15 in January 2019 to under $5 by January 2020 — and it reshuffled its C-suite.

What businesses are closing?

Here’s a list of all the stores closing this year:

  • Payless ShoeSource: 2,500 stores. <
  • Gymboree: 805 stores. <
  • Dress Barn: 650 stores. <
  • Charlotte Russe: 520 stores. <
  • Fred’s: 520 stores. <
  • Family Dollar: 390 stores. <
  • Shopko: 371 stores. <
  • Charming Charlie: 261 stores. <

Who owns GameStop?


Power to the Players
FormerlyBabbage’s (1984–1999)
Number of employees16,000 full-time 23-45,000 part-time (2018)
ParentNeoStar Retail Group (1994-1996) Babbage’s Etc. (1996-1999) Barnes & Noble Booksellers (1999-2004)
DivisionsVideo Game Brands Technology Brands

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Is GameStop really closing?

GameStop, the world’s largest game retailer, is closing 180 to 200 stores — and that’s just the beginning. “We are on track to close between 180 and 200 underperforming stores globally by the end of this fiscal year,” GameStop CFO Jim Bell said on Tuesday afternoon. The chain has over 5,700 locations around the world.

Is GameStop losing money?

While reporting its 2018 fiscal year results, GameStop revealed that it lost $673 million last year, the biggest loss in the company’s history and it’s not even close. To put that number in perspective, previous “bad years” for GameStop only saw them losing $269.7 million in 2012 or just $7 million in 2000.

Is GameStop a good investment?

Valuation metrics show that GameStop Corp. may be undervalued. Its Value Score of A indicates it would be a good pick for value investors. The financial health and growth prospects of GME, demonstrate its potential to perform inline with the market.

How many Gamestops are left?

GameStop operates more than 5,700 stores across 14 countries.

Why is Michael Burry investing in GameStop?

The group’s strong cash position and robust cash generation had been key reasons why Burry invested in the first place. Indeed, he told Barron’s that he believed around 90% of GameStop’s stores are free cash flow positive.

Will GameStop go out of business 2019?

The world’s largest video game retailer, GameStop, has a staggering number of stores around the world: Over 5,700 as of September 2019. “We are on track to close between 180 and 200 underperforming stores globally by the end of this fiscal year,” GameStop CFO Jim Bell said on the company’s Q2 earnings call Tuesday.