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Game Informer now third largest magazine in the US

Wednesday, 8th August 2012 08:59 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Retailer promotion magazine Game Informer now has the third largest circulation of any US mag, according to this Bloomberg report. Circulation now stands at 8.2 million copies, pushing it ahead of Better Homes And Gardens. Thanks, GamesIndustry.

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  1. Stardog

    That’s what decent exclusives get you, I suppose. Their Skyrim stuff was good.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Hirmetrium

    When I was in the US last, I looked at a copy in Gamestop – it looked like it was free. A cheap, poorly made and printed, crappy paper booklet.

    The clerk asked me if I wanted to pay for that. I’ve never been more surprised in my life.

    I’ve seen better made magazines from tesco/sainsbury’s/M&S that are free over game informer.

    Never would of thought such a crappy paper booklet would get anywhere.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    Impressive considering the general decline in gaming/tech magazines as the internet takes over. Can’t remember the last time I bought a games mag.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ianos

    If you buy a sub, you get a card for Gamestop that gets you 10% off everything*. People pay for the discount, get the pamphlet – sorry, ‘magazine’ – as an unwanted extra. I wouldn’t say it’s a totally true reflection of how popular the mag is.

    Having said that, they do get some excellent exclusives. But then, you’d expect them to get access to things beyond five new screenshots and shit email Q&A with 8 million readers.

    *From Wiki: “The card increases all store-credit trade values by 10%, discounts all used accessories and games by 10%, gives new members a coupon for ‘Buy 2 Get 1 Free’ on pre-owned games / accessories, enters them twice for the Epic Rewards Giveaway for each purchase, and gives them access to special content on the Game Informer website. Both the paid and free versions of the card give the cardholder opportunities to gain points with their purchases and redeem them for rewards.”

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Goffee

    So, Future and Imagine will be rushing to GAME’s doors… oh wait! Do they even bother posting ABCs anymore?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Gheritt White

    Tbh, Edge and GamesTM still lead the entire world in terms of hardcopy videogame news, features and reviews IMHO.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    @6
    News and features yes, reviews no. Edge are too far up their own butts and GameTM appear to use a random number generator. Reviews in general have lost their significance to me completely. They are simply opinions incorporating the various quirks, bias and frivolity of the reviewer and not the professional reviews they should be in most cases. I can get opinions from plenty of other places I actually trust.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. ianos

    @5

    Not sure of your point, but GI is also owned by Gamestop. Should have said.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. DSB

    I’m with DrDamn there. That’s pretty impressive.

    The articles I’ve read on their website have been top notch stuff.

    Wouldn’t consider a subscription either though.

    #9 2 years ago