Videogame megaretailer GameStop does a heck of a lot of business. It sells everything from software to hardware, accessories and even more. The goods stream in from upwards of 75 independent companies, but one shines brighter than the rest.
Revealed today in an annual filing to the Securities and Exchange Committee, were GameStop’s year-end vendor relationship statistics, naming Nintendo an owner of a whopping 23 percent of its new product business.
The other leaders were Sony at 17 percent, Microsoft and Electronic Arts at 12 and Activision accounting for 11 percent, the first time the company has hit double digits with GameStop.
When games like New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Mario Kart are flying off shelves like clothes of passionately drunken college lovers, it’s no surprise Nintendo and GameStop are such pals.