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GameStop sure seems to be pushing the Xbone hard...

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jaaz

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I found this interesting table at a GameStop today, front and center so you had to walk around it, and completely with an interesting home-made sign and in-stock flyers:






I've seen the same or similar set-up at least two other GameStops. They had a few empty PS4 boxes stacked but nothing near as prominent. Inquiries on whether the PS4 was in stock were met with a negative. In the last GameStop, the employee actually said he had a PS4 but was using it as a Kinect stand for his Xbone because the PS4 has no games, especially sports games. I didn't even bother with him.

Take it for what's it worth, but there seems to be a clear push at GameStop to move Xbones. It also appears from the homemade signs that GameStop is still trying to clear the air from the Xbone reveal fiasco earlier this year.
 

RoboPlato

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They have a lot of stock. I got multiple emails from them on Christmas Eve and in the few days after Christmas that there were plenty in stock.
 

mhd

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Maybe they are sick of explaining the same shit over and over again.
 

Applecot

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It's the same here in Australia, they have stock all over the place. There's not point pushing something that's out of stock (aka PS4)


The places that do have some left over PS4 stock only put up A4 sheets saying they have some stock.
 

Riki

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Because Microsoft has overloaded every store with units. And demand is not as high as expected.
 

Mrbob

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Probably want to move stock. I went to Best Buy today and they had a huge pallet of XB1 systems in the middle of the aisle looking lonely.
 

SFenton

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Take it for what's it worth, but there seems to be a clear push at GameStop to move Xbones. It also appears from the homemade signs that GameStop is still trying to clear the air from the Xbone reveal fiasco earlier this year.
They're trying to clear the air that they absolutely helped pollute. I find this slightly amusing.
 

BONDO

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Well they need to sell.
PS4 needs no help selling itself....so the focus is on moving X1 inventory they may have.

I dont think Gamestop the company gives a crap....but there are plenty...plenty of biased employees.
 

JustinBbad

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You can only make a profit on something that you sell. You can only sell something that you have...

Plus, a retailer should be platform agnostic and aim to inform its customers, allowing each to make up their own minds.
 

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Saw stacks at my local Target today. Thought it was just a display, but they were real systems.
 

jaaz

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Where's this at? The Gamestop near at the mall near my house hasn't done this...yet at least.
Naples, Florida. This one was at a mall. Another one offsite had the same table, although not the same homemade sign. Saw a similar table in Miami too.
 

Man God

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It's a hard as hell sell when the other one is cheaper and more powerful and people know it.
 

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Wouldn't be surprised at all if they're being paid by MS.

Don't see that as necessarily a bad thing though. Same as any other advertisement.
 

Ricerocket

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This is what happens when you have too much of it and need to get rid of. Doesn't help the boxes are big.
 

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The employees were probably annoyed having to explain it 900 times.
 

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Gah! It's because GameStop's are stuffed full of Xbox Ones. My store moved more Wii Us today than Xbox Ones, and we have more Xbox Ones in stock than any other console.

PS4s fly out the door as soon as we get them in, though. People follow the UPS guy into the store for them.
 

Sword Of Doom

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Last time I was at GameStop they had a video playing of GameStop employees talking about how amazing the Xbox one is. "Microsoft pioneered online gaming". They were saying shit like that
 

Saganator

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Because they have them to sell. If they had PS4's in stock more often, they'd be pushing it, too. It took my local Costco over a week to sell 50'ish Xbone units (1 pallet) just a couple weeks before Christmas. They aren't selling that fast or they have really good supply/production.
 

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Business pushing merchandise... sounds about right to me. At this point if people still have an issue about a policy that wasn't implemented it's hard for me to consider said individual rational. Drm isn't an issue...time to get over it and enjoy the great games and fun times with your friends on xbl.
 

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My local best buy also has hand written signs for xbone. They had one that said "Xbox One in stock!" in huge letters and underneath it "PS4s also in stock" in super tiny letters.
 

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I've seen both a lot of stock at just about every retail/specialty location in the Chicagoland area I've visited (couple dozen) and I've ran into a lot of what I suppose could be considered casuals that still think the initial policies are still in effect for the Xbox One. This doesn't surprise me that they are trying to push units.
 
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PS4 isn't in stock so stores are pushing X1 hardcore to try and get sales revenue up over the holiday period.

Stock sitting around taking up space doesn't make you money so it makes sense. I can see X1 doing quite well over this period, 5 of my friends who wanted PS4's for Xmas ended up getting X1's instead since it's super hard to get a PS4 here in Australia at the moment unless you hit a store as they release uncollected pre-order stock.
 

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I got a email from them about remembering they still have those Xbones in stock. It's still too expensive for me.
 

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I used to work at GameStop and I went in there after I'd left to talk to my former boss. He'd told me on the conference call (this was back when it was first announced mind you) that his DM was trying to find the good points of the system and see how hyped the managers were. And of course no one was really excited. The company was pretty annoyed in general though with the no used policy. I think they were still being told to push it pretty hard. Typical shady GS.
 

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Gah! It's because GameStop's are stuffed full of Xbox Ones. My store moved more Wii Us today than Xbox Ones, and we have more Xbox Ones in stock than any other console.

PS4s fly out the door as soon as we get them in, though. People follow the UPS guy into the store for them.
Holy shit.

But yeah, as people have said, Xbox Ones aren't selling, so GameStop is displaying them front and center to move units. I highly doubt this is a Microsoft thing, but a "we don't have room, sell this crap" thing.
 

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Let me tell you about the wonders of HD-DVD.

Gah! It's because GameStop's are stuffed full of Xbox Ones. My store moved more Wii Us today than Xbox Ones, and we have more Xbox Ones in stock than any other console.

PS4s fly out the door as soon as we get them in, though. People follow the UPS guy into the store for them.
How do the shipments compare?
 

SFenton

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Because they have them to sell. If they had PS4's in stock more often, they'd be pushing it, too. It took my local Costco over a week to sell 50'ish Xbone units (1 pallet) just a couple weeks before Christmas. They aren't selling that fast or they have really good supply/production.
I walked into a store pre-Christmas that had about 20 Xbox Ones out... in the half-hour I was there, all but one sold, and they'd already brought out more. Anecdotal evidence, etc., but at least in that situation, it looked like supply and demand were both pretty large.
 

Man God

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Wii U have been doing fairly ok lately. Dat giftcard audience. Went from a three deep stack to a one deep stack at Best Buy when I came in recently to get those sweet discounted eshop bucks.

If that were the case they'd have Wii Us in the front with a sign that says "Wii U is not a Wii addon."
Those did show up last year. It didn't help.
 

Mr. X

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They are trying to push the Xbone as a substitute for the PS4 since they don't have any in stock and are still trying to meet sales goals.
 
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Having stock now is bad and is considered "overstocked" and "not selling" now, reading some of these posts. :p

Gamestop is pushing new hardware they want to sell, don't see what's so surprising.
 
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