GameStop Closed on Thanksgiving, Teases Big Black Friday Plans

Watch football and eat turkey instead.

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GameStop won't be open on Thanksgiving Day this year, the company announced today, saying the move comes out of respect for employees and shoppers alike. This applies to all United States GameStop stores, as well as the company's Spring Mobile, Simply Mac, Cricket Wireless, and ThinkGeek retail outlets.

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In a statement, GameStop said the company is taking a stand against the "emerging trend" in the retail industry of "taking away holidays from customers and associates." The company was also closed on Thanksgiving Day in 2014.

GameStop executive Mike Buskey said customers and workers alike should be able to spend Thanksgiving Day, November 26, enjoying the holiday with their family and friends, "not worrying with the stress of where to find the best shopping deals."

He added: "We know this is in stark contrast to what many other retailers are doing, but we are taking a stance to protect family time during this important holiday."

GameStop's online store will remain open on Thanksgiving Day. The next day, November 27, is Black Friday, and GameStop is going big this year. Physical stores will open across the US at 5 AM local time on Black Friday, and GameStop will offer "bigger and better" deals than ever before.

You can also check out overall list of the best Black Friday deals we've found so far, or check out our comprehensive list of deals broken up by console:

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