Analyzing the latest financial data released by Gamestop , the well-known video game retailer based in Texas , we can see a rather controversial situation. If on the one hand the company was pleasantly surprised by the huge amount of presales of the new PlayStation VR , on the other hand it denounces a sharp decline in the sale of Microsoft and Sony consoles .
Gamestop expects sensational sales for the new virtual reality headset, especially thanks to the commitment Sony is making to ensure an impactful debut for virtual reality on consoles. These expectations are confirmed by the record broken by PlayStation VR , which sees an entire stock destined for pre-orders run out in just five minutes , making it the fastest sold out product in Gamestop history.
The other side of the coin, however, sees a steep decline in the sale of consoles. The cause of this abrupt stop was the announcement of the new consoles which, starting in the form of rumors a few months ago, then found confirmation during E3 and, subsequently, during Gamescom . After these announcements, the video game resale giant certainly expected a decline, but certainly not at these levels; in fact the same Robert Lloyd, CEO of Gamestop , has made it known that the announcement of PlayStation 4 Neo and that of Project Skorpio , recorded a decrease of 33.4% in the sale of the current consoles.
And you, do you think that the sales of the current consoles are destined to suffer a further decline over the next few months?