Report: Best Buy Might Buy GameStop

You heard right, folks. Rumor has it Best Buy could be eyeing up GameStop as an acquisition target. While initial rumors first did the rounds last week, Best Buy CFO Ryan Robinson, did nothing to dispel speculative reports by refusing to comment this past weekend.

Kotaku reports that Robinson spoke to Dow Jones Newswires and said just enough to keep people wondering:

"What I think is something that we've missed in the industry and is something other participants have been doing is the proportion of business that is used," Robinson told DJ Newswires. "We've not developed the capability to the extent that other participants have. It's a very margin-rich portion, so I think there's opportunity in that business."

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  • So Circuit City lost to the competition and now Best Buy wants to take out the single biggest game competitor, GameStop. Sure GameStop isn't the most popular of places among readers here from what I've gathered in other articles but they have never treated me wrongly. And Best Buy's prices and crap and will continue to worse as the competition gets eaten up by the big fish.

    Newegg forever.
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  • So Circuit City lost to the competition and now Best Buy wants to take out the single biggest game competitor, GameStop. Sure GameStop isn't the most popular of places among readers here from what I've gathered in other articles but they have never treated me wrongly. And Best Buy's prices and crap and will continue to worse as the competition gets eaten up by the big fish.

    Newegg forever.
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  • doomtombSo Circuit City lost to the competition and now Best Buy wants to take out the single biggest game competitor, GameStop. Sure GameStop isn't the most popular of places among readers here from what I've gathered in other articles but they have never treated me wrongly. And Best Buy's prices and crap and will continue to worse as the competition gets eaten up by the big fish.Newegg forever.

    There is always Newegg, Amazon and Steam.
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  • haha does that mean i get staff price at game stop now as well? (i work at future shop). but seriously though i think best buy is becoming a monopoly in both electronic retail and games.
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