Mobile Sales Grow 121 Per Cent for US Game Superstore GameStop

Games retailer GameStop has seen in store sales decrease 10.7 per cent from Q1 to Q2 2013, while sales via mobile have grown 121.4 per cent, contributing $55.1m.

Mobile still only makes up around four per cent of total sales for the chain, while digital sales are around 11 per cent, growth of 17.9 per cent.

Profit for the quarter stood at $10.5m, half that seen a year earlier.

“Through two quarters, the year has played out as expected,” said Paul Raines, chief executive officer. “During this console transition period, our financial results have been supported by the continued growth of our emerging businesses. This strength helped drive a 130 basis point improvement in gross margin rate for the second quarter.”