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GameStop will reportedly get a cut of Xbox games, even if you’re not buying them from GameStop

The Verge Thursday, 15 October 2020
GameStop will reportedly get a cut of Xbox games, even if you’re not buying them from GameStopPhoto by Tom Warren / The Verge

GameStop and Microsoft have entered into a multiyear agreement that gives the video game retailer a cut of every digital purchase made on any Xbox consoles it directly sells going forward, Ars Technica reports.

The new revenue sharing deal is said to give GameStop a percentage of any digital sales made on those Xbox consoles, including digital downloads of full games and DLC, in-game microtransactions, and any subscriptions (which would seem to include things like Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass).

The biggest question is how much of a cut GameStop is getting. Neither of the two investors that Ars Technica sourced have any concrete answers; GameStop has not yet responded to a request for comment. A Microsoft PR representative tells The...
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