September 2, 2014

GameStop is treading into smartphone territory

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GameStop has long been a giant in the world of video gaming, but soon they are stepping up into the smartphone world as well.

As much as we love to go dig through pre-owned games, we may be going to GameStop for something a little different soon. Their new plan of action is to open up several locations that sell Android and Apple products. They are naming this new project “GameStop 3.0.”

Having recently bought out AT&T’s Spring Mobile, GameStop is no stranger to the cell phone industry. Not only that, but they currently operate around 30 Cricket stores across the country as well. They are looking to broaden their horizons on both of these fronts, and open hundreds of Spring Mobile locations throughout the nation.

According to Digital Trends, GameStop is also looking into other markets to expand their presence. This means that they’ve also looked towards kitchen equipment and undergarments as well. It only goes to show that GameStop is desperate to increase the variety of its stores.

Trying to break from their gaming roots, and cater to more types of people may be one of GameStop’s greatest decisions yet, in our opinion. It could help in that period of time when those current generation consoles are starting to become outdated, and games begin to sell less. It will also be a great opportunity to offer avid smartphone users (like us) another place to shop for the latest and greatest tech gear. This is something I’m sure everyone can be glad about.

SOURCE: Digital Trends