This was exactly the thought that came to me. New game sales don't make them much money at all, they just increase traffic to their site and stores.
lol whats up with you guys hating on gamestop, if gamestop didnt exist, stores like bby etc wouldnt have to be kept on their toes. Do you remember when bby had no competition whatsoever prices were jacked up high.
i personally love gamestop, yeah u pay a bit higher prices but you do sort of get a plethora of all things video game in a one stop shop.
not to burst your bubble, gamestop makes shit tons of money even if they sell a new product, they make 20 percent profit on new products. and keep in mind developers/publishers pay gamestop for the opportunity to slap on promotional dlc, gamestop exclusives, etc.
i invest in gamestop and made a shit ton of money off them. why? because they are that damn profitable.