Retail store GameStop is expanding its product portfolio to include PC gaming hardware such as GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards and notebooks.
GameStop CEO George Sherman said in an earnings call Tuesday (reported by PC Mag) that the company is increasing its inventory to meet consumer needs. “This includes the growth of our product offering in PC games, computers, monitors, gaming tables, mobile games and gaming televisions, to name just a few,” said Sherman.
The company also posted a new announcement highlighting various hardware that are for sale, including GeForce RTX 3090 GPUs, mini-tower cases, and motherboards. Many of the products are already showing up in search results on the GameStop website, but some are only shipping to the US, others are not available, and some will not arrive until April 16. Video cards, including Nvidia’s RTX 30 series, have been notoriously difficult to find in stock due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage. That is likely to be the case at GameStop as well.
GameStop also released a page dedicated to PC games, which will sell desktops, laptops, virtual reality headsets, and accessories like lights and speakers. The company has not specified whether these sales will be made online or in store, although Sherman said GameStop will invest more in its e-commerce.
“Global e-commerce sales increased 175% and represented 34% of total sales in the fourth quarter versus 12% of net sales in the prior year period,” Sherman said.
GameStop made headlines when director of customer service Frank Hamlin announced that he was resigning amid the rollercoaster of the company’s share price. The company also expects its board members, including former Nintendo of America chief Reggie Fils-Aime, to step down as part of the 2021 Annual Meeting later this year.