GameStop will be closing all of their stores, effective March 22nd, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

GRAPEVINE, Texas, March 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), today provided an update related to its United States store operations and customer service related to COVID-19.

Effective Sunday March 22, 2020, for all locations not already closed in accordance with state and local orders, GameStop will temporarily stop customer access to storefronts, processing orders on a digital only basis, moving to curbside pick-up at stores and eCommerce delivery only. This will allow the Company to continue to serve customers who have purchased online at and the GameStop app and have requested a product pick-up at their local store.

George Sherman, GameStop’s Chief Executive Officer said, “This is an unprecedented time and each day brings new information about the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our priority has been and continues to be on the well-being of our employees, customers and business partners. We have been steadfast in our adherence to CDC-guided safety and local government orders for retailers in each of our communities. As millions of Americans look to GameStop to adjust to their new normal of increased time at home, for work, learning and play, we have implemented practices to help ensure the safety and health of our employees, customers and partners.  We believe it is prudent to institute further safety protocols while meeting this increased demand through curbside pick-up.  As such, stores that remain in operation will provide only pick-up at the door or delivery to home activities to further protect our employees and customers.”

The Company will continue to offer its products online at and on the GameStop app for customers to have their products shipped directly to their homes.

All U.S.GameStop employees have been ensured that they do not have to work if they are not comfortable and should stay home if they feel sick.  Additionally, the Company has announced it will pay all U.S. employees whose hours have been eliminated an additional two weeks at their regular pay rate based on the average hours worked in the last 10 weeks.  In addition, the Company will reimburse all benefit eligible U.S. employees, one month of the employee portion of benefit expenses.

The Company noted that it will provide more detail about its operations when it reports fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019 results on March 26, 2020.



    1. I still can’t believe they tried to do that. As entertaining as they can be, there’s nothing essential about buying video games.

      If someone did want to buy a game though, they would either buy it online or download it to their console/PC. Since it’s a lot safer than going to a store and risk catching the coronavirus.

  1. As long as this virus doesn’t put them out of business. We still need a place a sell used games (since not everyone knows how to mail physical media to individual buyers).

    But at least GameStop isn’t endangering their customers/employees anymore.

    I just want this shit to end. It’s like a too-safe Mad Max or Hokuto no Ken up in here.

  2. I wish Gamestop would still give the free posters to everyone who preordered Animal Crossing: New Horizons even if they ask for a refund on their preorder once stores reopen. I’m referring to the Gamestop stores that WERE closed on March 20th.

  3. I hope GameStop give free posters to everyone who pre-order there games. I understand the call for all GameStop stores be closing but what will happen with there future midnight launch for future products. Even next gen consoles.

  4. …I had the Phantom Thieves Edition of Persona 5 Royal preordered at my local one for the 31st, which I may not get on time now.

    I wish this virus had a human personification that I could beat to death with a bat wrapped in barbed wire, between all the deaths, the quarantining, the closures, AND THEN THIS.

      1. I mean I wanted to do the same thing to a pinata in 2016. The pinata was just gonna be the numerals “2016” and I was going to beat the hell out of it to show just what I thought of that year, pre-beating monologue and all.

    This is one of the biggest reasons gamestop is stopping their shiz and finally listening to actual common sense rather than focusing on lining their pockets and possibly killing their employees and customer base.

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