GameStop Predicts 10% Drop in New Hardware Sales for 2016, 5-10% Drop for New Software

During GameStop’s latest financial conference call, Chief Financial Officer Robert Lloyd spelled the retailer’s predictions for hardware and software sales in fiscal year 2016.

GameStop predicts that its sales for new hardware will drop by 10%, given that it’s the third year of the thief year of the generation. The forecast also mentioned  drop between 5% and 10% in new software. That’s based on the current insight the company has on the line-up of upcoming titles.

GameStop’s executives did not provide a breakdown on which platforms would contribute more or less to the drop, sticking to combined data between all brands.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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