GameStop Chief Buyer Officer Is Comfortable the Subsequent Console Technology Will Have Disk Drives


To no shock, Gamestop is comfortable that the following console technology may have disk drives.

The following technology of consoles from Sony and Microsoft will likely be hitting the cabinets someday through the 2020 holidays. We have now seen somewhat style of what the brand new {hardware} can do now that they may make the most of solid-state drives. On high of that, the brand new consoles will nonetheless use a disc drive and Gamestop appears to be enthusiastic about that for apparent causes.

Frank Hamlin, the chief buyer officer at Gamestop instructed Gamespot (that was complicated) that each Sony and Microsoft are “keenly conscious” that buyers nonetheless need to make the most of bodily media and have the choice to make use of a disk in the event that they so select. Whereas digital gross sales proceed to rise 12 months together with subscription packages like Xbox Recreation Move and Ubisoft’s newly introduced Uplay+, Hamlin says that you will need to nonetheless give gamers the choice for bodily media.

Plus, as video games proceed to develop ins cope, the file sizes proceed to develop to outrageous numbers. In response to Hamlin, disks will nonetheless proceed to be vital to a portion of the gaming viewers for some time due to this.

It’s no shock that Gamestop is comfortable that the 2 new consoles will embrace a bodily disk drive. Bodily disk gross sales are how they make a bulk of their cash. Nevertheless, I don’t suppose that there’s a saving grace for them. I imply, they virtually had to surrender on promoting it as a result of no person needed to purchase the corporate. I grew up loving Gamestop however haven’t set foot in a single for some time. One thing has to vary and if not, I don’t suppose they are going to be round someday within the close to future.


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