Game Stop Posts Solid Holiday Numbers

Susan Darwin
January 18, 2019 - 12:05 pm
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GRAPEVINE (KRLD) - Grapevine-based Game Stop is out with its holiday sales numbers and they're pretty good.

Same-store US sales were up 3. 6 percent led by strong sales of accessories. Accessory sales were up more than 28 percent.  But global holidays sales were down 5 percent to $2.6  billion dollars during the nine-week holiday period. 

Game Stop's digital sales were up nearly 17 percent, sales of pre-owned games dropped more than 16 percent. New game sales and new gaming systems sales were both down.

Wall Street seemed to like the numbers, the company's stock was up in early trading. The company plans to report fourth quarter and year-end 2018 results in March.