Although console retail has been struggling of recent, retailer GameStop believes that Move and Kinect are "bringing in a new consumer" this holiday season. The company hosted launch events for Call of Duty: Black Ops at 98 percent of its U.S. stores, but merchandising senior VP Bob McKenzie tells Gamasutra that it's played host to a big midnight launch once a week for the last eight weeks. Big titles with increasingly strong multiplayer components are helping drive sales, but the bigger trend this holiday season is the launch of new motion control devices Move and Kinect
The nationwide retail shortages that have been pandemic ever since the introduction of the Nintendo Wii nearly three years ago are finally beginning to dissipate. That's according to an interview with an executive of GameStop that was published last week.