GameStop digital executive leaves

Retailer's general manager of digital distribution Steve Nix departs company for position at investment firm.

GameStop general manager of digital distribution Steve Nix has left the retailer. The two-year company employee confirmed his departure with Games Industry International today, revealing that he left the game company for a position at Dallas Venture Partners.

Nix told the site that he is working on more than one unannounced project with the firm and teased that he is "not leaving the gaming space." Details about his future endeavors will come to light "soon," he said.

Prior to joining GameStop in February 2011, Nix was director of business development and director of digital platforms at Doom studio id Software.

Nix leaves GameStop at a time when the company's digital business is booming. The retailer reported at the end of March that digital sales jumped 60.3 percent during its latest quarter. GameStop will report earnings for its first quarter ended May 4 later this month.

A GameStop representative was not immediately available to comment on how Nix's departure will affect the retailer's digital efforts moving forward.

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33 comments
Earl-of-Death
Earl-of-Death

Well good thing he was a digital manager and not a real one. *drum roll*

Raeldor
Raeldor

Their stock price has been going through the ROOF lately.  I'm just waiting for it to peak before I short the hell out of it.  How can these guys not be the next Blockbuster?

Wolflink001
Wolflink001

Gamestop is such a monoplistic company...

farcorners
farcorners

does any article about a Game Retailer ever get sensable comments?

hunter8man
hunter8man

Jump off the sinking ship that is Gamestop. Let them die now please. 



BlazingSpeed
BlazingSpeed

I haven't been to Gamestop (online or otherwise...) in four years....

bigbadmamajama1
bigbadmamajama1

I believe Gamestop will this next generation of games... after that it just matters but that means that they have a life of at least 10 more years. Steam deals really hurt their pc sell though

DrTrafalgarLaw
DrTrafalgarLaw

I guess you could say he...*puts on sun glasses* got nixed...

commanderxp90
commanderxp90

There are several of gamestop stores which went to out of the business in my hometown.  I know the Gamestop company would go to bankrupt because the PS4 would get downloaded games through an online just like the Steam PC.

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Well good luck to him but on a scale of 1-10 this was a -5 for interesting news!

Fenlig
Fenlig

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Karmazyn
Karmazyn

"Gamespot Digital Executive leaves" - well if he was digital he never really left did he?

berserker66666
berserker66666

Bye bye, don't forget to empty your pocket of all the game vouchers you stole from us.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

A guy doesn't walk into GameStop unless he's ready to buy. They're standing on line waiting to give you their money. ARE YOU GONNA TAKE IT? ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH TO TAKE IT?

McGregor
McGregor

I wonder if he knows something we don't know. No used games maybe? I'm sure it's just because of a better opportunity, but it's always fun to speculate!

powerdesignkid
powerdesignkid

Hopefully he was the only person doing any work at Gamestop and now it will collapse.

Brotelho
Brotelho

What does CoD: Ghosts have anything to do with this?

Why is the trailer in the article?

X_Colbert_X
X_Colbert_X

Well with Fleetwood Mac's busy schedule due to their sold-out reunion tour and new material, this was completely expected.

SythisTaru
SythisTaru

@hunter8man If they die, the gaming industry dies too :( (Or drops MASSIVELY in popularity and sales). We may not like Gamestop, but it helps keep gaming mainstream (which is a GOOD thing, regardless of what people online may think).

silvergol
silvergol

@McGregor No! is because almost nobody use Gamestop digital services!

People just go there most to buy old games,used or physical copies!.

X_Colbert_X
X_Colbert_X

@DrTrafalgarLaw @X_Colbert_X Well I will admit that it's great Nix has discovered he can go his own way without causing too much of a landslide at Gamestop's corporate level.