More big numbers for GameStop.

The retailer has reported their earnings for the fourth quarter and fiscal year, which ended on January 31. Sales were down during the last quarter but the yearly revenue rose and digital continues to be on the rise.

For the fourth quarter, overall global sales came in at $3.48 billion, which is a 5.6 percent fall compared to the $3.68 billion they tallied in the same quarter last year. New software, mobile, and consumer electronics posted gains, but hardware sales fell. That's not too surprising, given the fact that last year, GameStop was reveling in having not one, but two new consoles on store shelves.

Digital sales rose 41.4 percent to $368.8 million, led by downloadable content and mobile digital sales, and fourth quarter net income came in at $244.1 million. That's up from last year's fourth-quarter take of $220.5 million. As for the fully year, sales hit $9.3 billion, up from the $9.04 billion posted last year, due to "better than expected" PS4 and Xbox One sales. Said GameStop CEO Paul Raines:

"2014 was a year of continued growth, diversification, and expansion of the GameStop family of specialty retail brands. In our core video game business, we achieved our highest market share in history with 28 percent share of next-generation hardware, 46 percent share of next-generation software and an estimated 42 percent share of downloadable content."

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
5 years ago

Guess I just buy digital stuff from like, the digital place it comes from instead of a third party.

Underdog15
Underdog15
5 years ago

Are they really earning that much from digital sales?

Whenever I see stuff like this, I'm reminded of Paul Beeston's quote… "Using generally accepted accounting principles, I can turn a 6 million dollar profit into a 4 million dollar loss."

Bio
Bio
5 years ago

I find it depressing that anyone would buy digitally through Gamestop. Just use PSN/XBL/Steam like a normal, non-terrible person.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
5 years ago

well thats good i guess but digital stuff is margin rich so that doesn't surprise me

happy gaming