Retailer GameStop has released its quarterly report for its second fiscal quarter, which ended on August 2, 2014. Revenue for the quarter increased by 25.1 percent to $1.73 billion, from $1.38 billion during the same quarter a year ago. Net earnings jumped an impressive 134.3 percent year-over-year to $24.6 million, from $10.5 million a year ago.
"The second quarter demonstrates the power of the new console cycle and all of our business units, including Technology Brands, positively contributing to the company’s sales and profits," said CFO Rob Lloyd. "The back half of the year is filled with exciting games and products coming to market and I am confident that we are prepared to capitalize on these opportunities."
The sale of new hardware increased 124.8 percent year-over-year due to the demand of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. New software sales increased by 15.6 percent due to the releases of Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8. Also the sales of pre-owned games grew by 5.5 percent.
For the third quarter GameStop is expected revenue to be up between one and five percent year-over-year. For the entire fiscal year GameStop expected revenue to be up between six percent and 12 percent.
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