GameStop buys browser gaming hub

The Times They Are a-Changin'.

US videogame shop GameStop has bought browser gaming hub Kongregate.

GameStop said it purchased the portal, which enjoys about 10 million users, to strengthen its digital platform and its "commitment to become the gaming aggregator of choice".

The deal is further evidence of the US giant's effort to expand beyond the bricks and mortar business.

Last week GameStop CEO J. Paul Raines told The Street: "We want to be the destination for gamers, whether they are getting content via online, mobile, console or any other platform.

"We are also migrating our website from a purely e-commerce site to a gaming platform that users can visit to play, learn and purchase games."

"Kongregate advances GameStop's digital strategy by providing a gaming platform for casual, mobile and browser games that can be promoted and played by our existing gamers. We welcome the Kongregate team to the GameStop family," Raines said of the purchase.

Over to you, GAME.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (12)

About the author

Wesley Yin-Poole

Wesley Yin-Poole

Editor  |  wyp100

Wesley is Eurogamer's editor. He likes news, interviews, and more news. He also likes Street Fighter more than anyone can get him to shut up about it.


You may also enjoy...

Comments (12)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch