GameStop traces its roots to Babbage’s, a Dallas, Texas-based software retailer founded in 1984. It launched its GameStop brand with 30 stores in 1999, located in strip malls located in Texas and New Jersey. In 1999, it was purchased by Barnes & Noble Booksellers for USD 215 million in a deal that included the purchase of 200 stores that were not included in the deal. In 2010, the company launched a mobile app called GameStop Mobile.
About GameStop in brief
GameStop traces its roots to Babbage’s, a Dallas, Texas-based software retailer founded in 1984. The company’s retail stores primarily operate under the GameStop, EB Games, ThinkGeek, and Micromania-Zing brands. In addition to retail stores, GameStop also owns Game Informer, a video game magazine. GameStop is the world’s largest video game retailer, operating 5,509 retail stores throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe as of February 1, 2020. It is also the largest U.S. retailer of consumer electronics and gaming merchandise, with more than 5,000 retail stores. It also has a stake in GameStop.com, a website that allows consumers to purchase video games online. It was founded by former Harvard Business School classmates James McCurry and Gary M. Kusin in 1984 and went public in 1988. It has been named after Charles Babbage, who was an early investor in the company. In 1999, it was purchased by Barnes & Noble Booksellers for USD 215 million in a deal that included the purchase of 200 stores that were not included in the deal. It launched its GameStop brand with 30 stores in 1999, located in strip malls located in Texas and New Jersey. It later launched a gamestop.com website that allowed consumers to buy video games and other gaming merchandise online. In 2010, the company launched a mobile app called GameStop Mobile. The app is available in the US and Canada, and in Australia and New Zealand.
In 2011, the app was launched in the UK and Australia, with stores located in Canada and the UK. In 2012, it became available in Europe and Australia. In 2013, it launched its mobile app in the U.K. and Canada. It will be available in France and Australia in 2014. In 2015, it will launch a mobile version of GameStop’s website in the United Kingdom and Europe. In 2016, it plans to launch its mobile version in the Middle East and Africa. In 2017, it is expected to launch a smartphone version of its website in India and the Philippines. In 2018, it planned to launch an app in China and South Korea. It plans to roll out the app in Japan and Europe in 2018. In 2019, it expects to launch it in the Philippines and South Africa in 2020. In 2014, it announced plans to expand its app to Europe and South America in the next few years. It hopes to expand the app to more than 100 countries in the future. In the past, it has also planned to expand into Europe and Africa in the 2030s. In 2009, it said it would expand into India and Africa by the end of the decade. It currently plans to open an app store in India in 2018 and a store in South Korea in the following year. In 2007, it also announced plans for a mobile gaming app in South Africa and South East Asia in the late 2020s. It expects to open a mobile game store in the near future.