Desperate customers who want to own an RTX 3000 graphics card may want to keep an eye on the GameStop. Your video game retailer is starting to sell PC hardware, including GPUs and laptops.
In an earnings interview on Tuesday, GameStop CEO George Sherman said the company will expand its product catalog. “This includes expanding our product offering across PC games, computers, monitors, gaming tables, mobile games and TVs to name just a few,” he said.
The company also produced a new weekly ad showing GameStop plans to sell RTX 3000 graphics cards, motherboards, power supplies and PC cases.
The product listings for the various RTX 3000 cards can already be found by searching the GameStop website. However, each entry currently states that the cards are not available. A few other entries say that the products will not arrive until 1
The retailer plans to present the PC hardware on a dedicated page at GameStop.com/PCGaming, which will also sell desktops. But for now, most of the inventory is unavailable. We reached out to GameStop for more information and will update the story if we hear back.
A big question is whether the sale of the RTX 3000 graphics will only take place online or via physical GameStop stores. Many PC gamers hope it will be the latter, which will make it more difficult for robots and online scalps to buy up inventory.
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However, during Tuesday’s earnings call, Sherman said his company is trying to invest more in e-commerce as a way to reach consumers. “Global e-commerce increased 175% and represented 34% of total sales in the fourth quarter against 12% of net sales in the previous period,” he said.
The focus on expanding into PC hardware sales also comes as GameStop reported disappointing fourth quarter results. The company’s net sales for the period reached $ 2.12 billion, down from $ 2.19 billion a year ago, despite the recent launch of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.