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GameStop signals better 2011 for industry

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 Mar 2011 20:51 User comments (1)

GameStop signals better 2011 for industry GameStop Corp. turned some heads by forecasting stronger-than-expected profits for 2011.
The news is welcomed by the games industry which has been waiting for a rebound amidst falling sales. The company, which posted higher profit than expected, said it expects sales to be flat to 3 percent higher in 2011. The results pushed up the share price of some firms in the business, such as Electronic Arts.

"That positive commentary from GameStop helped publishers today," said Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter.

GameStop also called attention to strong demand for Nintendo's new 3DS handheld, launching this weekend. Reservations for the product have exceeded supply, said GameStop President Tony Bartel. "We've literally had to go back to Nintendo and get more product."

The world's largest video games retailer hopes the 3DS will boost sales in the global video games industry, estimated at around $60.4 billion.

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125.3.2011 22:13

Yeah they better hope the 3DS does that because I really don't see anything go coming out this year for any other system.



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