Recently, GameStop announced it would begin selling PC gaming hardware on its online catalog. Despite this recent announcement, GameStop has already sold out of essentially all PC gaming hardware available online.
“Predictably, as soon as folks found out Gamestop was selling GPUs, they were sold out in mere moments,” writes Jorge Jimenez of PC Gamer. “Navigating the PC Games page is a bit of a nightmare, but we’ve seen a smattering of non-GPU PC gaming products for sale like pre-built systems, monitors, and even a couple of motherboards.”
It makes sense that GameStop enter the hardware market amidst the Pandemic. The company reported a drop in net sales from $2.19 billion to $2.12 billion from last year.
The Profit‘s Take:
This story is so incredibly misleading on GameStop’s part. It makes it sound like GameStop was actually massively successful in their new product line expansion. The reality is that there were no GPUs to actually sell in the first place, so it’s very likely sales numbers are very low here and we can’t draw any conclusions yet about the strength of GameStop’s decision to expand into PC hardware and accessories.
(All information was provided by PC Gamer)