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Analyst – GameStop’s digital business revenue to hit $1.5 billion by 2014

Friday, 15th July 2011 18:09 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

In a Baird Equity Research report, analyst Colin Sebastian said the firm expects GameStop’s digital business to hit $1.5 billion annually by 2014.

Digital Impulse

The report also notes GameStop executives projecting growth over the next three years with $500 million in sales projected for 2011, and that the firm expects to pull “a meaningful share from market leader Steam” with the recent re-launch of its Impulse service it acquired back in March.

No BF3 for Steam

In the report, it also seems to confirm Battlefield 3 will not be available to download through Steam – which would not be an unexpected move on EA’s part since launching Origin.

“The upcoming EA title Battlefield 3 will be sold as a download through GameStop, but not through Steam,” said the report. “Given Steam’s dominance — and insistence on users downloading a Steam client application — publishers are likely to be receptive to a competitive alternative.”

Xbox 720 and PS4 in 2014

As far as consoles were concerned, the report states GameStop doesn’t expect new hardware from either Sony or Microsoft 2012, but the release of Wii U could make both companies reconsider current strategies.

Thanks, Gamasutra.

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5 Comments

  1. Uncontested

    Some Analyst.. Spouting off the exact same numbers Gamestop released back in April.. Unless this is just VG247 re-hashing old news: http://www.vg247.com/2011/04/04/gamestop-predicts-1-5-billion-in-digital-game-revenue-by-2014/

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 The report just came out today, and is being reported everywhere, so it’s safe to say he quoted those again in the full thing. So blame him for the partial re-hash. We don’t have a photographic memory. If we did, we’d be gazillionaires and using said knowledge to take over the world.

    EDIT: Or at least I would. Dunno about others. I just evil like that. :p

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DSB

    Sounds like a lot of very wild speculation.

    Even if the competition don’t like Steam, for obvious reasons, the vast majority of consumers do. That’s not to say that they won’t be able to use Origin or Impulse to get BF3, but for some, it’s simply going to result in a pass. I certainly won’t bother until it goes on sale.

    Impulse is going to be a serious contender though. Hopefully Gamestop will pour some money into a new client so it won’t feel like using software designed in the Soviet Union.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    @3 It won’t matter in this house. It will be bought on the console so he can play with his marine buddies. All mine play it on PC, but, I don’t play military shooters anyway – at least not for years.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. DSB

    Yeah, and even on PC, the people who really want the game are going to switch to whichever client they need to. Mostly that is. Personally I don’t want it that bad.

    #5 3 years ago

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