GameStop to close 250 stores this year, SlashGear reports GameStop (GME) CFO Rob Lloyd spoke at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference and announced that the company plans to close 250 stores this year, SlashGear reports. The company will also open up 60-70 new stores during the same period. 200 of the stores to be closed are located in the U.S. Lloyd also says GameStop has acquired 40 shut-down GAME stores in France. Reference Link
June NPD video game software sales rose 21%, says Piper Jaffray Piper Jaffray notes June NPD video game software sales were up 21% year-over-year, driven by Batman: Arkham Knight from Warner Bros. Piper remains positive on the group and keeps Overweight ratings on Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Electronic Arts (EA), GameStop (GME) and Take-Two (TTWO).