GameStop Had a Scary Friday a 13th

GameStop (GME) batch sealed down 8% to $22.73 per share on Friday, Jan. 13, after stating pointy holiday declines in sum and same-store sales.

“During a holiday period, sales in a video diversion shred were impacted by attention weakness, promotional pricing vigour and reduce in-store traffic, amidst a formidable holiday deteriorate for many retailers,” CEO Paul Raines pronounced in a statement.

Total sales were down 16.4% year-over-year to $2.5 billion, while same-stores sales fell 18.7% in a 9 weeks finished Dec. 31.

November’s same-store sales decrease of 26.6% was driven by diseased sales of Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” and Electronic Arts’s (EA) “Titanfall 2,” as good as high console promotions on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, according to a association matter this morning.

December’s same-store sales softened somewhat to a 13% decline, yet NPD information prove that video diversion sales for a month were soft compared to a year-ago period.

Activision’s titles saw a 30% dump in Dec from a year prior, as “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” significantly underperformed final year’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops III,” according to NPD information cited by Piper Jaffray.

EA’s titles were down 18% given formidable comparisons to “Star Wars: Battlefront,” and Take-Two Interactive Software’s (TTWO) games saw a 7% dip, yet “Civilization VI” wasn’t enclosed in NPD data.

In total, attention program sales fell 16% in Dec due to “Call of Duty” disappointment and tough year-over-year comparisons.

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