Retailer GameStop reported sales up 5.1 percent to $2.08 billion in its first fiscal quarter alongside increased profits of $75.2 million, up 6.8 percent year over year.
Although the company credits its used product business -- which saw margins of 48.1 percent during the quarter -- as a source of its continued resilience, new software sales were up 13.3 percent.
In the weeks ahead, the company says it will begin marketing and selling downloadable content in a group of test stores, and launch a new customer loyalty program in some markets.
The PowerUp Rewards will replace their existing paid Edge card, and there will be a free version without the discount benefits. Both versions of the cards will earn buyers points on purchases and trade-ins which can be redeemed for rewards, and consumers gain twice as many points for buying used games as they do for new games.