While in previous years GameStop opened its stores for limited hours on Thanksgiving night, getting a head start on Black Friday sales, it looks like the retailer is planning to close for the holidays this year.
The report comes courtesy of @videogamedeals on Twitter, who posted an image of what looks like an internal email or communication from the GameStop team. Among a list of extended holiday hours, the image shows stores being slated to be closed for Thanksgiving Day.
Before the pandemic, GameStop joined other stores in opening limited hours on Thanksgiving, starting at 3 or 4 p.m. In 2020, the games retailer chose not to open on Thanksgiving Day at all due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in 2021 only select stores were open on Thanksgiving Day, offering limited console inventory. PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
No public announcement has yet been made by GameStop to confirm or deny these holiday hours, and it’s possible the company will decide to open some stores again for limited hours on Thanksgiving Day. In previous years, times have been updated on GameStop’s website before Thanksgiving, and the company will likely do the same this year.
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