Letters have apparently been sent out to GameStop employees in Spain telling them that their stores are closing. The company says that they will try and transfer some stores to another retailer in an effort to help the workers retain their jobs. Here’s what the letter says in English.
To all the workers,
Gamestop has taken the hard decision of leaving the spanish market.
After nine years supporting and investing in Spain in order to build a profitable business and despite all of your efforts, we couldn’t make it.
Right now we are working on the posibility of transfering a group of stores to another retailer, thereby achieving that the jobs of the employees of this shops can be kept.
In the next days you’ll recieve more information on the process, and I ask you that, within the delicate situation this assumes, among all get that the control of the business and the product be an added value to use in the negotiation of the trespassing of some of your stores.
I attach the formal communication letter of the start of the process, and I’m yours to clear up your doubts.
Thanks, Bruce B
There’s a spooky treat available for Pokemon fans across America in the lead up to Halloween. From October 13 until October 26, 2014, Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a special Shiny Gengar which comes holding a Gengarite Mega Stone at participating U.S. GameStop stores. Plus, the Pokemon Company International also unveiled fans can purchase a Pokémon TCG: Gengar Spirit Link 2-Pack from October 13 at GameStop locations across the U.S. while supplies last.
Not only is a Shiny Gengar available for X & Y players, but the mythical Diancie is also up for grabs at GameStop stores from October 27 until November 16, 2014. But if you’re looking to upgrade to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire on November 21, you can simply transfer Diancie into the new games at launch to obtain the Diancite Mega Stone. Here’s the official word from the Pokemon Company International:
The Pokémon Company International today revealed that from October 13 through October 26, 2014, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video game players in the United States can get a special Shiny Gengar holding a Gengarite Mega Stone via a special code card distribution at participating GameStop stores. Players can Mega Evolve this Shiny Gengar into Shiny Mega Gengar during battles.
Also, as an early Halloween treat from Pokémon, beginning October 13, 2014, fans can purchase a Pokémon TCG: Gengar Spirit Link 2-Pack at participating GameStop locations in the U.S. while supplies last. Each Pokémon TCG: Gengar Spirit Link 2-Pack includes two 10-card booster packs from the Pokémon TCG: XY Furious Fists expansion, as well as the Gengar Spirit Link Pokémon Trainer card that debuts in the Pokémon TCG: XY Phantom Forces expansion, launching nationwide November 5, 2014.
Additionally, players can get the long-awaited Mythical Pokémon Diancie for Pokémon X or Pokémon Y at participating GameStop locations in the U.S. from October 27 through November 16, 2014. Once players receive Diancie via the special in-store code card distribution, they can transfer it into Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire when the video games launch November 21, 2014, for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. After obtaining the Diancite Mega Stone in the new games, players can Mega Evolve Diancie into Mega Diancie during battles.
GameStop president Tony Bartel still believes that the Wii U could eventually become a hit with gamers. A combination of great first party games and better marketing could help the situation. We heard earlier today that Ubisoft also thinks the Wii U could become a success with the help of Just Dance 2015 and Smash Bros Wii U.
“We’ve been very consistent every time we’re asked about the Wii U,” he said. “Really what they needed was two things: they needed strong first-party titles, which we think that they are getting; and they also needed to do a better job of explaining exactly what the connected tablet–as we like to call it–how you actually use that. I think they are going to do a great job on both of those.”
Thanks, Christopher and Valve Admiral GLaDOS
GameStop has once again begun selling refurbished GameCube consoles for those looking to go on a nostalgia trip. A refurbished GameCube will set you back a mere $20 and will be available from the retailer for as long as stock lasts. GameStop will also be selling a variety of GameCube games and accessories.
Good news for Sonic fans in the United States as US retail chain GameStop has announced that those who decide to pre-order Sonic Boom with the retailer on the Nintendo 3DS or the Wii U will be eligible to get a free Sonic figurine. The figure comes at no extra cost, so if you’re thinking of getting the game then it’s worth pre-ordering with GameStop.
A recent listing by GameStop reveals that The Legend of Zelda Monopoly set will be coming to the United States on September 15th for $39.99. The description says, The Legend of Zelda Monopoly takes players on a trip through time as they travel through the land of Hyrule and beyond. Memorable locations include Link’s House, Temple of Time and the Lon Lon Ranch and are all up for grabs in this special collector’s edition of one of the most revered video games of all time. In addition to collectible tokens, custom designed game board, Zelda themed money and custom Chance, Community Chest and deed cards, the Game Stop Exclusive edition includes the Ocarina of Time token, Hyrule Map Lithograph and 6 Item Cards for added game play. Thanks, Retrogaminglord