Gamestop Outs Xbox 720 But Claims People Want PS4 More Than "All The Other Things They Could Buy"!

Executive at game retailer has seen the legendary device... it's hot

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Something very much like an Xbox 720 if you squint and believe in magix.
Something very much like an Xbox 720 if you squint and believe in magix.
Tony D. Bartel is the president of USA-based game retailer Gamestop, he's seen the new Xbox (aka the Xbox 720) but he can't say much about it. GameStop CEO J. Paul Raines has also seen it, and he thinks it's "hot".

For his part, Mr Bartel told investors that, "we think that there will be an acceleration in the digital sales that we will participate in. The problem is that we just -- we have one console (the PS4), and we have some knowledge that we can share, more knowledge that we can't. We also have knowledge of the second console, but I'd rather that, that be out in the public before we discuss our digital goals for 2014." Fairly obviously the second console is the new Xbox.

Letting Mr Bartel's comments to investors sink in for a moment, Mr Raines' comments made to GamesIndustry at GDC are even more telling:

"We've been spending a lot of time with Microsoft, but we have to let them take the lead on this," he says following the agreed line, until... "but it will be a very hot, compelling device. They are doing some really cool stuff, and I'm eager to hear them start their announcements because I think the world is going to stand up and take notice

So, what of the PS4 then? Michael P. Hogan - Executive Vice President of the company is crazy in love with it, as he believes other people are too, "So the thing, for me, the real benchmark is the fact that our PowerUp members are saying that they're much, much more likely, and more excited about buying a PlayStation 4, even than around getting a new smartphone, a new tablet, a new laptop, all the other things they could buy."

Yes, more excited about the PS4 than "all the other things they could buy"!
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TheRealMRXBOX 5 Apr 2013 00:01
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HEY DUMB ASS BETTER GET EXCITED THAT YOUR NEW CAREER WILL BE STARTING SOON . GAME STOPS #'s are DOOMED . NOW THAT THE GAMING INDUSTRY are all MAKING TV MACHINES THAT SUPPORT GAMES . YOU WILL SEE THAT 1 DOLLARS PHONE GAMES WILL OUT SALE ALL THE THE BIG 3 COMBINED ! I SAID IT HERE IN 2009 that the Wii and Sony were trying to bankrupt the gaming Industry with crap Add Ons . I also said that XBOX , SONY and NINTENDO would all fall to the real gaming machine , the IPHONE . So i was half right . The Android was not around when i made this perdition . Maybe Nostradamus could have seen this , but me . WELL I AM JUST A VIDGAME GOD not FORTUNE TELLER !!!!
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