Well, when you don't have two brand new consoles to promote during the holidays, the numbers are bound to drop.
Even so, retailer GameStop didn't have a bad holiday season. The company has reported their sales for the nine-week period that ended January 3.
Overall sales fell 6.7 percent to $2.94 billion and comparable store sales fell 3.1 percent (3.3 percent in the US and 2.7 percent globally). Obviously, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launching in November 2013, there was going to be at least a slight drop in 2014. Hardware fell 32 percent year-over-year; however, new software grew 5.8 percent thanks to the 94.4 percent jump in PS4 and Xbox One sales.
The retailer's pre-owned business dropped 1.3 percent but the growing mobile and consumer electronics category rose 28 percent, and the digital business leaped 42.8 percent ($296.6 million) so really, it's still mostly roses for GameStop.