September 11, 2007 / 8:17 PM / 10 years ago

GameStop sees opening 300 new U.S. stores a year

LAS VEGAS, Sept 11 (Reuters) - GameStop Corp (GME.N), the biggest specialty video game retailer, is set to open at least 300 new U.S. stores annually for the next several years amid strong industry growth, Chief Operating Officer Dan DeMatteo said on Tuesday.

“We still have plenty of expansion opportunity in the U.S., I think we can open 300-plus stores a year for several years. In Europe, we’ve just begun. In total dollars, Europe could be as big as the United States,” DeMatteo told Reuters in an interview.

    GameStop has nearly 4,000 stores in the United States and about 1,000 in Europe.

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