Best Buy Stores to Open Early to Capitalize on PlayStation, Xbox Demand

on November 2, 2013 11:15 AM

Best Buy Chief Executive Officer Hubert Joly hopes to cash-in on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sales and has devised a plan to one-up the competition.

The consumer-electronics retailer will open most of its approximately 1,050 U.S. stores as early as 10 p.m. on Nov. 14, to start selling the PlayStation 4 in North America. The stores also will open early when Xbox One goes on sale Nov. 22 in hopes to reverse a decrease in entertainment sales caused in part by aging gaming systems and competition from Amazon and Wal-Mart Stores.

The store is currently informing employees about plans for selling the consoles and posting information online for consumers.

 /  Staff Writer
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