GameStop Corp. is an American video game, customer electronics, and also video gaming product merchant. The business is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas (a residential area of Dallas), USA, as well as is the world's largest video game seller, running 5,509 retailers throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and also Europe since February 1, 2020. The business was founded in Dallas in 1984 as Babbage's, as well as took on its existing name in 1999. The company's stores largely operate under the GameStop, EB Gamings, ThinkGeek, as well as Micromania-Zing brands. The business decreased during the mid-late 2010s because of the shift of video game sales to on the internet storefronts and also stopped working financial investments by GameStop in smartphone retail.
In 2021, the firm's supply price increased due to a brief capture managed by users of the Net discussion forum r/wallstreetbets. The business got major limelights throughout January as well as February 2021 as a result of the volatility of its stock price. In early March 2021, the company's supply price rose considerably again, likely because of changes in its executive-level personnel and also prospects of a changing company design.
Along with retailers, GameStop possesses Video Game Informer, a video game publication.