GameStop Hosting Xbox One Pre-Launch Events; Provides Customers Easier and Faster Opportunity to Pick Up Consoles on Launch Day | News from GameStop

GameStop Hosting Xbox One Pre-Launch Events; Provides Customers Easier and Faster Opportunity to Pick Up Consoles on Launch Day

On November 17 Customers Can Bring in Trades to Help Pay-Off Their Pre-Ordered Xbox One

Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:00 am EST

Dateline:

GRAPEVINE, Texas
EmailPDFPrintRSS

Public Company Information:

NYSE:
GME
US36466R1014
"GameStop, unlike any other retailer, offers our customers the ability to trade-in their current generation of consoles for the most value to help purchase the Xbox One"

GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GameStop (NYSE: GME), the world’s largest multichannel retailer of video games, is hosting pre-launch Xbox One events on Sunday, November 17 at all U.S. GameStop store locations. The events will allow customers to bring in their pre-owned hardware, software, or consumer electronic trade-ins early to pay-off their pre-ordered Xbox One consoles, as well as purchase available games and/or accessories.

As part of the one-day event celebration, GameStop will provide customers a special hardware trade-in offer on their pre-owned systems when applied toward paying off their pre-ordered Xbox console*. Customers will triple their bonus credit when they trade in a system, resulting in 90 percent extra in-store credit on top of their system’s original value.

“GameStop, unlike any other retailer, offers our customers the ability to trade-in their current generation of consoles for the most value to help purchase the Xbox One,” said Michael Turner, director of merchandising at GameStop. “This allows consumers the ability to upgrade their console at a more affordable price, making it more accessible to have the latest hardware.”

In addition to the special trade offer, each store location will provide customers a chance to receive giveaway items, experience a host of fun activities and refreshments to help build excitement for the November 22 launch of the Xbox One.

With the launch of the Xbox One console just around the corner, GameStop is finalizing plans to make that day an exciting opportunity for customers. All eligible GameStop stores will remain open the evening of November 21 for the midnight release of the new Xbox. The Xbox One will go on sale at approximately 12:01 a.m. on November 22 for all customers who pre-ordered the console. For a complete listing of all U.S. GameStop store locations, visit www.gamestop.com.

* In-store credit must be applied toward the pre-order of a new Xbox system. Pre-owned hardware must have all necessary components for trade. Not valid toward cash trades. Trades must be in full working condition to receive full trade value.

About GameStop Corp.

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop's global retail network and family of brands include 6,544 company-operated stores in 15 countries and online at www.GameStop.com. The network also includes: www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a streaming technology company; a digital PC game distribution platform available at www.GameStop.com/PC; and an online consumer electronics trade-in platform available at www.BuyMyTronics.com.

General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/GameStop and find GameStop on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/GameStop.

Contact:

Kyle Stephenson
GameStop Corp.
817-722-7735
KyleStephenson@gamestop.com