Next-Gen Consoles Might Be Revealed Relatively Soon, GameStop Predicts

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New consoles from Microsoft and Sony might be coming soon. Retailer GameStop today said on an earnings call that it expects new hardware sales to slow down in 2019 on account of people hearing about new consoles and waiting for them to arrive.

"With respect to new hardware, as we get closer to the end of the current console cycle for Xbox and PlayStation, we expect demand to decline as some customers choose to wait on the sidelines in anticipation of acquiring the next generation of innovative consoles," CFO Rob Lloyd said.

Lloyd was specifically talking about business elements that GameStop shared with analysts to "help provide context" for 2019. This suggests that new consoles from Microsoft and Sony may be announced and/or released this year.

Borderlands Game Of The Year Edition Is Out Now

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Fans of the Borderlands series can rest easy, as developer Gearbox announced Borderlands 3 during its PAX East panel last week. Also during the panel, Gearbox confirmed the remaster of Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition. The release date for the remastered Borderlands: GotY is nearly here--here's exactly when it unlocks and how to get it for free on PC.

[Update: Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition is out now on PS4 and Xbox One. You can pick it up from the PS4 and Xbox One digital stores right now; if you're waiting for the PC version (free upgrade or otherwise), it'll be live later this afternoon, as noted below. Additionally, Gearbox has shared a bunch of new information about Borderlands 3, including confirmation of its release date: September 13. We also got the first details on its playable characters.]

The official Twitter account confirmed that Borderlands: GotY drops tomorrow, April 3. It'll be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET. Steam customers who own the existing Game of the Year Edition can download an update for free at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. It's possible to obtain physical copies of the game on consoles, but they're limited to US and Canada stores only.

Borderlands Game Of The Year Edition Releases Tomorrow

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Fans of the Borderlands series can rest easy, as developer Gearbox announced Borderlands 3 during its PAX East panel last week. Also during the panel, Gearbox confirmed the remaster of Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition. The release date for the remastered Borderlands: GotY is nearly here--here's exactly when it unlocks and how to get it for free on PC.

The official Twitter account confirmed that Borderlands: GotY drops tomorrow, April 3. It'll be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET. Steam customers who own the existing Game of the Year Edition can download an update for free at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. It's possible to obtain physical copies of the game on consoles, but they're limited to US and Canada stores only.

Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition drops TOMORROW with new weapons, visual upgrades, character heads, gold chests and keys, all 4 add-on packs, and more!
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GameStop Lost $673 Million Last Year, But Believes Its Future Is Bright

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Video game retailer GameStop today reported earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal full year, and the results were not all that rosy. Before getting into the numbers, it's important to note that GameStop's fiscal Q4 and fiscal full year were one week shorter (13 weeks in the quarter compared to 14 and 52 weeks in the year compared to 53) than the previous year due to the way in which GameStop collected its numbers and data last year. As a result, GameStop's sales numbers were likely to take at least a small hit in part to having one fewer week of sales.

With that out of the way, GameStop announced fourth quarter sales of $3.1 billion, which is a decrease of 7.6 percent. The key contributors to the downturn in sales were a tough comparison to an extra week last year and the timing of the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. While there was an overall decrease in sales for the quarter, US store sales rose 3.4 percent while international stores saw revenue decrease by 2.9 percent.

The Best Xbox One Game Deals On Xbox Live This Week

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Another week means a brand new batch of Xbox One game deals, and this week's Xbox Live discounts definitely don't disappoint.

We may be seven months away from October, but things are already getting spooky with the Indie Horror Games Sale, which has markdowns up to 80% on some of the best horror games out there. The Amnesia collection is just $18 (40% off) and comes with the classic title, The Dark Descent, its expansion, Justine, and the sequel, A Machine For Pigs. Another excellent game from the creators of Amnesia is on sale: Soma, a sci-fi horror game set deep in the Atlantic Ocean. It's selling for $12 (60% off) this week. Outlast, a survival horror classic set in a psychiatric hospital, is marked down to $4 (80% off); you can also get it as a bundle with the Whistleblower DLC for only $6.24. The supernatural mystery Oxenfree is also on sale for just $5 (75% off).

The Elder Scrolls 25th Anniversary Sale also continues a while longer. While The Elder Scrolls Online is still selling for $10 (50% off) for the next week, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition is $24 (40% off) until tomorrow morning, so take advantage of that deal ASAP if you're interested. Various upgrades for The Elder Scrolls Online are discounted, along with The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and two DLC on Xbox 360--but those deals will also disappear tomorrow.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Comes To Switch Next Week

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Ninja Theory has announced that the Switch port of Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is releasing next week, on April 11. The game is already available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Hellblade's Switch port was first teased during Nintendo's February 2019 Direct. The acclaimed action game explores mental illness through the lens of Norse mythology. Hellblade first released in 2017 as a PS4 console exclusive, before getting an Xbox One port in 2018. We love Hellblade, calling it one of GameSpot's top 10 games of 2017.

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