Mon, Aug 20, 2012 | 12:16 BST
Gamestop president: ‘pre-orders are up for every title in Q3 and Q4′
Gamestop has revealed that the retailers pre-order numbers are up for every title coming out in Q3 and Q4. The news follows a survey that placed the company’s aggressive approach to pre-orders as one of the reasons Gamestop was ranked the 10th worst company to work for in America.
Gamestop president Tony Bartel revealed the good news, “We have a very robust reservation program. For all of the major titles releasing in Q3 and Q4, reservations are up on every single one of them, and on many of the major titles we’re actually seeing double-digit increases in reservations, which bodes well for the growth of those titles.”
The news follows a study by GlassDoor that pegged Gamestop as the 10th worst company to work for in America, placing pre-orders as a key problem for the firm.
Polled staff felt pressured into pushing customers into pre-ordering games, and placing them in a position where they may pay for games ahead of release that could end up being rubbish at launch, with no room for a refund or compensation.