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Gamestop Stores Closing For Good In Puerto Rico

by Damian Seeto


If you live in Puerto Rico, you won’t see anymore Gamestop stores in the near future. The retailer is shutting its doors for good.

As noted by a user on NeoGAF, Elnuevodia reported that Gamestop is shutting down forever in Puerto Rico.

The report said: “The director of public relations for the company, Joy Mooring, said that the operations of over 40 shops set on the island will continue as usual until its closure in March.” Sadly, this means over 400 employees will lose their jobs later this year.

The reason Gamestop is closing in Puerto Rico is due to “present business challenges and increasing government restrictions.” The company made the business decision to close all operations in Puerto Rico as it was unable to overcome said challenges.

Physical video game stores are under pressure now thanks to the rise in popularity of digital gaming. Some people like to just download their games digitally as opposed to going out in the store to buy their games now. However, there is still a place for physical games in the market as you cannot trade and sell off digital games yet.

- This article was updated on:January 11th, 2016

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