What's RUINING GameStop? - The Fall of a Gaming Empire

GameStop has been rotting away for years now and most people see it as a dying company. Terrible leadership, mistreatment of employees, horrible business's very clear that GameStop has failed to adapt to a changing market and they were on the verge of bankruptcy but then something interesting happened...something that might save them OR perhaps seal their fate
0:00 Intro
5:30 Origin of GameStop
10:10 What RUINED GameStop? (Part 1)
14:21 What RUINED GameStop? (Part 2)
23:03 Conclusion
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#GameStop #GME


  1. Saberspark


    3 hónapja


    • Richards Majestic

      Richards Majestic

      13 órája

      That Orange Shirt On Your Avatar Would Sute You Well And That Hair And Those Glasses And That Beard Make's Your Avatar Kind Of Good

    • Mario Fan

      Mario Fan

      12 napja

      I bet villains treat henchmen better than GameStop does

    • Alisha Sanchez

      Alisha Sanchez

      18 napja


    • Matrat Plays yt

      Matrat Plays yt

      2 hónapja


    • Ronald Neal

      Ronald Neal

      2 hónapja

      Do what the hell is Peppermint Park? A Seasame Street Ripoff that has some of the Creepiest Puppets I have ever seen!

  2. smores nilla

    smores nilla

    3 napja

    I think gamestop still has a chance to service and come back to the classic times and be good again

  3. the good stuff

    the good stuff

    3 napja

    GameStop was life in 2016,2017,2018,2019 until 2020 I give this heart to you GameStop ❤️

  4. kiwirocket64


    4 napja

    I guess GameStop is the block buster of our generation

  5. Sean Taggart

    Sean Taggart

    5 napja

    Actually gamestop is going through a change Its being Revived I Think i remember something about Obama helping? I swear im not lying My brain is just faulty

  6. DJ Chameleon

    DJ Chameleon

    7 napja

    Was that a QR code?

  7. EverydayLegend


    9 napja

    I heard “ek-setera” one too many times

  8. Mario Fan

    Mario Fan

    12 napja

    Well right now

  9. Mario Fan

    Mario Fan

    12 napja

    Well right nos

  10. Mario Fan

    Mario Fan

    12 napja

    Game stop sucks

  11. s nonya

    s nonya

    13 napja

    i mostly went digital but if the price is good id rather get physical

  12. s nonya

    s nonya

    13 napja

    publishers should just get over it used games are preferred if the game is in good condition and usually because the price is cheaper.

  13. s nonya

    s nonya

    13 napja

    gamestop is awful now so i mainly went digital

  14. Jenny Gholson

    Jenny Gholson

    13 napja

    I loved your videos

  15. Your Local Baltimore Railfan.

    Your Local Baltimore Railfan.

    16 napja

    This touched my heart, I do hope Gamestop continues to live, I go there for old times sake usually.

  16. Cliche _

    Cliche _

    18 napja

    wait for it

  17. ShadowSnek Wolfington

    ShadowSnek Wolfington

    19 napja

    I love how every single one of these on the playlist is just "WHAT RUINED **insert famous and random company**

  18. Pokéfan Forretress

    Pokéfan Forretress

    23 napja

    4:49 I highly doubt any of those will happen in the near future

  19. JD M1275

    JD M1275

    23 napja


  20. zero



    Please it can't is only shop were I can get my bobux psp cash and steam cash...and fan mersh.

  21. ProtoRetro



    That culture is still there, in EB Games Australia. EB Games Canada has been gamestopifed but not EB Oz. EB Australia is still just like the old EB. I WANT to work at EB Australia, something that cannot be said for anywhere else.

  22. ProtoRetro



    If digital downloads eclipsed physical world wide then gamestop would have been out of business in 2017. Physical reigns king world wide. Only in America has digital become king.

  23. José Zembenico vela

    José Zembenico vela


    Whats ruinnig Thomas AND friends

  24. KaZa MaHa

    KaZa MaHa


    gamestop did a pubic service where they thought everyone not to be paperhanded and to HODL!!!

  25. PorkinsHoldIt



    Excellently explained! I hope you made some tendies my dude

  26. Lazy Boi

    Lazy Boi


    EB games was way better then gamestop.

  27. Mr. NoViews

    Mr. NoViews


    Q: How bad is Gamestop doing? A: Yes

  28. DÒctØ_ ØctÓ

    DÒctØ_ ØctÓ


    Short answer? The COVID-19 virus. And the fact that the corona virus is forcing people to do online shopping.

  29. ScizzorJ



    GameStop is like ancient Rome they where the biggest empire then it failed

  30. Dylbill56 remixes

    Dylbill56 remixes


    I don't know this for sure, but I heard that Gamestop actually destroys games. If that's the case then I'm not giving them a cent.

  31. Mega Bolt

    Mega Bolt


    I never did like GameStop in the first place since, they monopolized so many good game stores like FuncoLand, Software Etc. & EB Games, put them all under their one name then, took out all the classic games & accessories(gun controllers, super scopes, etc.) dating back to the NES era and, placed only current day items in their stores that nobody actually wants to buy from them... Also seeing as AMC Theaters & GameStop were apparently going to die because of the shutdowns, was that stock market thing that happened with them actually save them? Bought them some borrowed time on life? Or, speed up the process of them dieing out? I've been wondering about that specifically.

  32. Kayleigh Brown

    Kayleigh Brown


    So, reddit decided to play capitalism at it's own game and hustled a bunch of millionaires out of their money. .... That's gan damn beautiful

  33. Cutie Oranges

    Cutie Oranges


    I swear to god I sold a Nintendo game and no joke got 19 cents for it,I could sell its plastic for more than that

  34. Wario DS

    Wario DS


    I remember once when some older gentleman was visiting gamestop and wanted to trade in some console games, he was gonna get like 5$ for around a half-dozen games. I just said outright that he should go "sell them on Ebay", this infuriated the *unt that worked there. Was gonna buy Mount & Blade, sort of regret that I ended up buying it. One of the things I hate about Gamestop/EB Games is that they bought up an old gamestore in my town. It was quite a cool place, they had not only console games but tabletop games, P&P roleplaying books and even Warhammer mini-figures. All of that was later removed cause Gamestop is a cancerous waste of space that only wants to push generic crap and funko-pops.

  35. Mysterykiddo 2

    Mysterykiddo 2

    2 hónapja

    I have a request: "What ruined Sword Art Online"

    • 7Write4This9Heart7



      Everything after s1e7

  36. AuraTale


    2 hónapja

    GameStop stock now at 260.00 again... What a crazy ride!

  37. Jake Ceccola

    Jake Ceccola

    2 hónapja

    I worked a game stop for roughly 5 years between high school and college and oh boy could I tell you a story. 1st of all I do want to pre face this by saying that a lot of the coworkers I worked with were really cool people, they were very relaxed , However it waz the management that made us all have a hair stand up. When incident that struck a chord with me after watching your video is when Batman Arkham origins released. This was a few months after it came out. Not only did a new copy come with the deathstroke code, but it also came with a promotion to get $10 off the season pass. So 16 year old kid comes in and wants to buy the game. He goes for a used copy that was retailing about $50, I let him know that a new copy is on sale for 30 and having played the game myself I definitely recommended because it was just more Arkham. I let him know that a new copy is on sale for 30 and having played the game myself I definitely recommended because it was just more Arkham. I told him about the promotion and that the new copy was guaranteed to come with the deathstroke code and he was happy because he got to save some money and I remember being 16 years old and having tp save money for games before I started working. Literally 5 minutes later I'm in the back Room getting chastise for Selling a new copy over used one. I frankly didn't care because I would do it again and that is something, to my team's credit, that I was respected on is the fact that I didn't push anything that I didn't think was good Management was not a fan of it but I just remember Thinking how stupid at all was

  38. YoshiPool


    2 hónapja

    "Guys" I grew up with GameStop Love it or Hate it, he's spitting facts. (joke)

  39. Gojin Ryong

    Gojin Ryong

    2 hónapja

    GME 200 today this vid aaged bad

  40. Morgan Hughes

    Morgan Hughes

    2 hónapja

    If Gamestop wasn't hemorrhaging money, I would love to see them make a exclusive deal with indie devs and console manufacturers to make physical copies. I know that dlc and downloaded games are what most people use, but seeing fire emblem radiant dawn being released at $40, only to sell up to $130 tells me it'll happen again

    • Morgan Hughes

      Morgan Hughes

      2 hónapja

      The amount of decent copies of pirated GBA pokemon games in circulation that still sell at used game stores and conventions also proves my point.

  41. Membrane


    2 hónapja

    What ruined game stop was the horrible repainted marvel legends every month For 5 years

  42. Mustafa Kulle

    Mustafa Kulle

    2 hónapja

    It's not a good idea for a game store to be owned by one of the competitors. If Gamestop becomes an "Xbox Store" then it will prioritise one console over the others and it will alienate the other games and customers. I think in that regard Gamestop needs to remain a neutral seller of games.

    • Gumballfan 123

      Gumballfan 123

      2 hónapja

      Another option for GameStop is that they follow Colen's plan of turning GameStop into the "Amazon of Games" where used games and console could be bought at a more reasonable price compared to independent sellers from Ebay or Amazon.

  43. Haliegh Summers

    Haliegh Summers

    2 hónapja

    So true a new sequel called 2021! It feels just like 2020! HoOrAy

  44. The Everything Channel

    The Everything Channel

    2 hónapja

    B**th i got a wii u, xbox 1 +360, a switch, and a pc, no console wars for me, i just dont like the ps controllers

  45. Cat Kat⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻

    Cat Kat⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻

    2 hónapja

    I remember playing the sample games a long time

  46. RhonniChan💋


    2 hónapja

    My boyfriend is a AM for a GameStop so I sent this to him He was like "yeah, spot on"

  47. Shane c

    Shane c

    2 hónapja

    Reddit: And I took that personally.

  48. Ewan Lundy

    Ewan Lundy

    2 hónapja

    Have you taken a look at what's ruining Thomas & friends which Mattel was now doing you know that 1984 adaptation to the reverend Wilbert awdry's Classic railway series books that started from 1945 to 2011 if you don't mind me asking? . I was wondering if there was gonna be video about that Thomas the tank engine happens to be my favourite childhood memories which I grew up with

  49. Irish The Hedgehog

    Irish The Hedgehog

    2 hónapja

    I saw a video on youtube that said "Gamestop is closing down and it's your fault" I didn't watch it because I was wondering is it really our fault that Gamestop is closing down?

  50. Ted Baker

    Ted Baker

    2 hónapja

    I remember when i went to gamestop. Things were going well until i traded. Now i just buy my games digitally now.

  51. igor leban

    igor leban

    2 hónapja

    I would like to see a What's RUINING / RUINED about Chuck E. Cheese’s.

  52. Youser


    2 hónapja

    As a first year Millennial, or Xennial if you will, I feel nostalgia for Babbage's and Funcoland more than Game Stop. Anyone else remember those days? I was able to get more obscure JRPGs and strategy guides at these specialty shops. Remember strategy guides?? The 90s were good times!

  53. techblackdog deadmeat

    techblackdog deadmeat

    2 hónapja

    In the early days of gamestop with green, white and pink papers. i made lot of cash from them. I loved GS then. later there were some strange things. like my per-orders not showing up no refun or anything. My points* turning to "Zero" after over 10 years of getting points. I would go to GS, with my friends( almost anyone who knew that i did that) so they can turn in games. they get the 'member bonus' and i get the points. YES i saw working GS points**. i would get people to pay me for stuff from GS points catalog and i order it. I did the same thing with "marlboro miles". But i just get miles from empty pack. i have sold 8 marlboro pool tables. *yes i had tons of points! they were in the seven digits. I was going to order the "ultimate home HD enterainment package" with recliner chairs. **got points games traded in, new and used game purchased, movie traded in and consoles{new, used and traded in}.

  54. Danny Russell

    Danny Russell

    2 hónapja

    This reminds me of the other day, I drove by a gamestop near me and it was closed down. I felt actually sad cause that gamestop was the only one I could find in my town that had the game Nier Gestalt, my favorite game of all time. I had recently bought an Xbox 360 from a coworker so I could finally play it again. I went to 3 others before one of them called that gamestop and told me they had ONE copy left. I felt like I was on a quest driving over there and finally getting my hands on it, god it felt amazing. Anyways yeah, I felt a weirdly strong connection to that specific one and it sucked seeing it closed. But I suppose it's for the best, I had no idea they were so shitty.

  55. Aiden Aviles

    Aiden Aviles

    2 hónapja

  56. Dunlop GreenWood

    Dunlop GreenWood

    2 hónapja

    GameStop isn't the only the gaming center!

  57. GrimmieLeon


    2 hónapja

    well sense my ass work there id like too keep the job that puts food in my house

  58. AeroFrontier496ers Evolution

    AeroFrontier496ers Evolution

    2 hónapja

    If GameStop goes bankrupt, try to kinda rebuild by making V.R. Games and Board games to come together. Connection.



    2 hónapja

    You should do Bo On The Go

  60. YOU BROKE IT 2


    2 hónapja

    Fun fact: this is the first time saberspark hasn't talked about cartoons

  61. YaBoiDustin


    2 hónapja

    I'm still buying from GameStop, I want to buy a wii and they have a red one with wii motion plus wii remotes

  62. DatBoi correa

    DatBoi correa

    2 hónapja

    gamestop needs to sell gaming computers and accessories. then they can sell disks and computers.

  63. Nerdigans Inc.

    Nerdigans Inc.

    2 hónapja

    I worked there as a supervisor for 2 years. Over $1000 from class action lawsuit settlements can back me up

  64. Ty Love

    Ty Love

    2 hónapja

    I preordered Final Fantasy VII from Babbage's. Good times.

  65. Me my opinion Sche

    Me my opinion Sche

    2 hónapja

    I hope so. I actually do like going to GameStop. Never had a problem with them.

  66. MarioBrosGoatRBLX


    2 hónapja

    yes g a m e s t o p employee treatment haha better than how nintendo treats their fans

  67. The Grand Strategy Nerd

    The Grand Strategy Nerd

    2 hónapja

    I was in college when Halo 2 came out. I was there for the midnight release. Good times.

  68. Jayalal G

    Jayalal G

    2 hónapja

    Do a video on Indian Animation there is a lots of talented animators ,filim makers in India but its not getting its recognition... Watch "Arjun: The Warrior Prince" its the best Animated movie from India.. please watch it..and do a video on it... & make the industry more popular.. ❤️

  69. Fox Twister Coasters

    Fox Twister Coasters

    2 hónapja

    GamePlop the place for you to plop your game down and get 2 cents per game.

  70. Ssjjayden Games

    Ssjjayden Games

    2 hónapja

    Is Nintendo 5$ cards existing any more

  71. Santiago Razo

    Santiago Razo

    2 hónapja

    You are saying that they display but there are no copy's of that game well best buy does that too.

  72. Skybound


    2 hónapja

    One word: Reddit

  73. Glorious Kitten

    Glorious Kitten

    2 hónapja

    Wow. To think I nearly applied there 😭 Didn't know shit about GameStop until now. Saved a life. I'm rather fortunate 😌

  74. TheStrGzr9000


    2 hónapja

    Irony ... Serendipity ... Coincidence

  75. I Slay Goblins

    I Slay Goblins

    2 hónapja

    I'm ready for GameStop to be shutdown. Last week I went to buy the Outer Worlds, grabbed the case, brought to the register, and the guy said "We don't have it in stock you can go to the store that's 5miles from here." Then the other day I went back saw the case for the game and thought, "Okay, now they must have it in stock." Guy said no and that I had to either go to the store 5 miles away or pay for it to get shipped to my house. Needless to say, it was the biggest waste of time.

  76. JoshuaBuildster


    2 hónapja

    I loved the second-hand stuff because I love buying a bunch of games for a few bucks

  77. JoshuaBuildster


    2 hónapja

    11:27 I dead ass thought he said porn

  78. Fluoride Nova

    Fluoride Nova

    2 hónapja

    "Jesus returns and we kill him again" 😂

  79. The clip man

    The clip man

    2 hónapja

    Should I work there still

  80. The clip man

    The clip man

    2 hónapja

    I can't believe I was fooled into thinking they were closing down



    2 hónapja

    I'm ten and I grew up with g stop

  82. Leveraction Justice

    Leveraction Justice

    2 hónapja

    I honestly hope Gamestop won't go out like Blockbuster did in 2010 and start being more desperate with there advertising.

  83. The TARDIS

    The TARDIS

    2 hónapja

    I just went there to get my Xbox series x and shocked to find empty shelves

  84. Tim Creech

    Tim Creech

    2 hónapja

    Ya let's give another garbage corporation more money!

  85. gokusondbz


    2 hónapja

    One Of My Friends Has Been a Store Manager With Gamestop Since 1997. His a Great Store Manager He Shows Nothing But Respect To Customers. So I've Never Had a Problem With Gamestop In 20+ Years Shopping With Them.

  86. Crystalitar


    2 hónapja

    Netherlands has GameMania but got way better experiences with them compared to what i hear about GameStop. 1. Once preordered the steelbox version for pkm Moon. They went through a new pc management rework in the meantime and my pre-order got lost to be in line for the steelbox. I was bummed, as i was rlly early. Instead, they gave me a 10 euro discount for a normal game on the 1st day release. Big respect. 2. Good talks and just good communicatio of when my orders would be there. Nice bonuses. 3. Exchanging games to get discount is like. Turn in a recently played game and get 30 euro discount on a new game. Its good.

  87. Dewey40k


    2 hónapja

    Aaaah them good ol' days

  88. Isa Bean

    Isa Bean

    3 hónapja

    I once sold maybe 5 games to them for $1 or $2. I knew it was a massive ripoff, but I have severe social anxiety and wanted to be done with the interaction. 😔😔😔

  89. Bolt


    3 hónapja

    I did use Gamestop once until I switched to PC and learned of Steam.

  90. Dark Wolf

    Dark Wolf

    3 hónapja

    But I still go to GameStop it is amazing.

  91. Zacman1123


    3 hónapja

    And to think: I wanted to work at Gamestop.

    • 7Write4This9Heart7




  92. Justin


    3 hónapja

    Good luck at GameStop Reggie! Let's hope that your body is ready one last time!

  93. Kevin Carignan

    Kevin Carignan

    3 hónapja

    So... anyone else catch that QR code at 5:50?

  94. Ben Kenobi uwu

    Ben Kenobi uwu

    3 hónapja

    There should be a movie about this in the future

  95. Justin


    3 hónapja

    In Canada it's EB Games (the Electronics Boutique that tried to buy Neostar back in 1996 and Gamestop bought back in 2005) and I still buy there. As far as I know it's still a different entity. The only midnight launches I go to is whenever a new Pokemon game comes out and now I only get a game at EB Games for the exclusive launch bonuses. I had two in the town of 22,000 that I live in and they were doing well. One of them closed because of Covid as it was a small place in a mall and you couldn't practice social distancing.

  96. Raja


    3 hónapja

    If covid has showed us anything, these big companies need to go... Especially Gamestop and Walmart...

  97. Nick P

    Nick P

    3 hónapja

    I legitimately hope they close down they're dicks to the customers and as stated the pirces on used stuff is stupid af

  98. Roberto Rivera

    Roberto Rivera

    3 hónapja

    Have you done a review of “Back to Gaya?”

  99. Bryan Kutchens

    Bryan Kutchens

    3 hónapja

    Can anyone explain to me why we still have to download data for the game onto the console, even when u have the disk? What in the world are we downloading? Literally the only reason I get downloaded games

  100. Old School Soldier

    Old School Soldier

    3 hónapja

    The 2020 bingo sheet tho, lmao