As of Apr 29, 2017, GameStop operated 7,503 stores, primarily under the names GameStop, EB Games, Micromania, Simply Mac, Spring Mobile and Aio Wireless, with 3,931 video game stores and 1,508 technology brand stores in the US, and 2,064 stores in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and 10 countries in Europe.
During 2016, the company opened 73 and closed 141 video game stores, and opened or acquired 583 technology brands stores. The company closed 32 net stores in the first quarter of 2017. During fiscal 2017, the company expects to open 35 collectibles stores, 65 technology brands stores, as well as to close 130 video game stores.
All Stores are leased, and typically provide for an initial lease term of three to five years, plus renewal options. Video game stores average approximately 1,500 square feet and carry a mix of new and pre-owned and value video game products and mobile products, and Technology Brands average approximately 1,900 square feet and carry wireless products and accessories and, in Simply Mac stores, Apple and other consumer electronics. Stores are generally located in high-traffic "power strip centers," local neighborhood strip centers, high-traffic shopping malls and pedestrian areas, primarily in major metropolitan areas. The company targets strip centers that are conveniently located, have a mass merchant or supermarket anchor tenant and have a high volume of customers.
|Total gross square feet (M)||11,651||11,704||10,378||9,560||9,421||9,243|
|Total gross square feet growth||11.5%||12.8%||8.6%||1.5%||1.9%||-1.2%|
|Avg store gross sq ft||1,600||1,600||1,500||1,400||1,400||1,400|
|Avg store gross sq ft growth||5.1%||6.5%||2.0%||1.2%||0.8%||0.0%|