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October 28, 2016 10:47 ET

GameStop Takes the Guesswork Out of Gift-Giving

Top retailer lists the technologies, consoles, games and collectibles that are hot this holiday

GRAPEVINE, TX--(Marketwired - October 28, 2016) - GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, is ensuring the holidays will be filled with the latest technologies, consoles, games and collectibles for everyone on your shopping list. At last month's GameStop EXPO in Anaheim, CA, the retailer unveiled many of the hot, soon-to-be-sold-out gifts for the holiday season.

"Tech gear is always at the top of shopping lists during the holidays and our recent GameStop EXPO showcased how gaming technology and systems are becoming lighter, sleeker and more powerful, making game play instant with incredible graphics," said Eric Bright, senior director of merchandising for GameStop. "More powerful hardware also allows for the latest developments in virtual reality. VR makes game play immersive and close to 'real-life,' taking reality or fantasy to completely different levels."

GameStop is the destination for virtual reality with systems and games in prices ranges to fit all budgets. Additionally, virtual reality content is growing with a wide variety of situations from real-life underwater adventures to defending space pirates in a 360-degree environment to creating art on a virtual canvas. Customers will find a variety of content that everyone can enjoy.

"Our customers also love to expand their experiences outside a game with apparel items and collectibles. From Pokémon t-shirts and plush toys to figures from DC Comics and Marvel, and more, GameStop offers a wide selection of collectibles and stocking stuffers. These items are extremely popular and make great gifts," Bright continued.

Holiday shopping can be fun; the tough part is deciding what will be sure to delight the people you care about most! The top "must-haves" from GameStop this holiday, include:

Virtual Reality
PlayStation®VR - the new virtual reality system for PlayStation®4 will transform how users experience interactive entertainment with a technology that is truly immersive. The PlayStation®VR core bundle includes the PSVR headset, cables, stereo headphones, and a demo disc with 18 games for $399.99 USD. Eight physical games are available now with more to come.

HTC Vive - A virtual reality system developed in partnership by HTC and Valve. Priced at $799.99, the Vive virtual reality system was designed from the ground up for room-scale VR, allowing true-to-life interactions and experiences thanks to an adjustable headset displaying stunning graphics, two wireless controllers with HD haptic feedback and 360˚ absolute motion tracking. There are more than 165 games titles now available on Steam with more being added daily.

Samsung Gear VR - Consumers can play amazing games, watch Hollywood's best movies in a virtual private cinema, socialize with friends, and so much more with the mobile virtual reality headset Samsung Gear VR. The Samsung Gear VR drops users right into the action -- and it's only from Samsung for $99.99.

Merge Virtual Reality Goggles - A comfortable and durable VR headset that is compatible with most Android and iOS devices. Merge VR Goggles unlock immersive virtual reality experiences, powered by your smartphone. Whether you want to play new kinds of games, watch 360 videos, travel the world, the Merge VR Goggles make it possible and are priced at $79.99.

New Consoles
Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Special Edition 500GB Blue console bundle - A GameStop exclusive that releases on November 1 for $299.99. Play the greatest games lineup, including Xbox 360 classics on this new slim console. Users will also experience richer, more luminous colors in games and video with high dynamic range technology, as well stream 4K video and watch movies in stunning Ultra HD video. This bundle also comes with the new Xbox Wireless Controller, featuring textured grip and Bluetooth® technology and a physical copy of Gears of War 4.

Xbox One S Battlefield 1 500GB console bundle - The only console with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™, 4K video streaming, and HDR for $299.99. The Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1 Bundle also comes with a physical Battlefield 1 standard game disc.

PlayStation®4 Pro - Launching November 10 and featuring an enhanced PS4 experience through improved image processing capability and support for 4K quality images, the latest system from Sony is available for $399.99.

Pokémon New Nintendo 3DS XL - Nintendo recently unveiled this glossy black new 3DS XL with an image of the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Legendary monsters etched on the surface. The $199.99 Solgaleo Lunala Limited Edition New 3DS XL is now available in-store or online at www.gamestop.com. Supplies are limited.

The "I Gotta Have It" Games

  • Madden NFL 17 (available now)
  • Gears of War 4 (available now)
  • Battlefield 1 (available now)
  • Titanfall 2 (available now)
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (available now)
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (releases November 4)
  • Watch Dogs 2 (releases November 15)
  • Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon (releases November 18)
  • Final Fantasy XV (releases November 29)

Accessories
DualShock®4 Wireless Controller - This gold controller defines this generation of play, combining revolutionary features and comfort with intuitive, precision controls. The new gold color will be available exclusively at GameStop for a limited time for $64.99. Customers can pre-order the controller in-store or online.

Xbox Wireless Controller - A GameStop exclusive, the Gears of War 4 JD Fenix Limited Edition controller features a laser-etched design, one unique multiplayer lobby emblem, and three Gear Packs and in available for $74.99.

Seagate 2TB External Hard Drive - Gears of War 4 Edition -- Also a GameStop exclusive, this hard drive boosts the storage capacity of your Xbox but is portable enough to fit in your pocket. Its design complements the battle-worn design of Gears of War 4 edition consoles, controllers and accessories. Also includes two Gear Packs to help your fight against the Swarm -- unlocking special character & weapon skins, and XP boosts. Available now for $99.99.

Hyper X Cloud X Revolver Gaming Headset -- Gears of War Edition -- This GameStop exclusive is priced at $149.99. This headset features exclusive Gears of War styling to complement Xbox One Gears of War edition consoles and wireless controllers and award-winning comfort for console and PC gamers. This purchase also includes Gear Packs DLC for Gears of War 4.

Collectibles You'll Find Only at GameStop

  • Nintendo 8-bit figure 5 pack for $19.99
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Five Nights at Freddy's Character Pop! Vinyl figures for $11.99 each
  • Halo Wars 2 Jackrabbit Light Strike radio controlled vehicle for $29.99
  • Halo Energy Sword for $59.99
  • 12 month Xbox Live membership with a pair of Gears of War 4 branded socks for $59.99
  • And much more

Don't Miss Out On Getting What You Want - Pre-Order Early
When products are hot for the holidays, they sell out fast. GameStop encourages customers to go to www.gamestop.com to place pre-orders for the products they want today.

High-Tech, Low Budget
Customers can also make their dollars go further by trading in pre-owned games, consoles and electronics for credit toward their purchases -- making technologies like virtual reality more affordable. GameStop is also making it easier for customers to purchase gifts through its holiday layaway program. Now through December 16, customers have the option to reserve and pay for many of this year's hottest consoles, headsets and hard drives through GameStop's layaway program. A $25 minimum deposit is required to start a layaway contract. All layaways must be paid off and picked up at the store location where the original deposit was made by the end of operating hours on December 21.

For more gift ideas for the holidays and information on products and amazing deals, please visit a GameStop store location near you or GameStop's online Holiday Hub.

About GameStop
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 7,500 stores across 14 countries. The company's consumer product network also includeswww.gamestop.com; www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the world's leading print and digital video game publication; and ThinkGeek, www.thinkgeek.com, the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive and unique video game and pop culture products. In addition, our Technology Brands segment includes Simply Mac and Spring Mobile stores. Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com, operates 72 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile, www.springmobile.com, sells all of AT&T's products and services, including DIRECTV through its 1,424 AT&T branded stores and offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories through its 70 Cricket branded stores in select markets in the U.S.

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