UPDATE 10/12: GameStop has confirmed the rumor! The gaming retailer put out a press release this morning officially announcing its intention to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day:
“We believe strongly that our customers and associates should have the opportunity to spend the Thanksgiving holiday relaxing with family and friends, and not worrying with the stress of where to find the best shopping deals. 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,” said Mike Buskey, executive vice president and president of U.S. Stores. “For our customers who want to do a little shopping on Thanksgiving Day, www.gamestop.com and www.thinkgeek.com will be open all day and taking orders.”
Spring Mobile, Simply Mac and Cricket Wireless–which are all owned by GameStop–will also be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Do you support GameStop’s decision to keep Black Friday out of Thanksgiving Day? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned for the GameStop Black Friday ad, which will be posted here the moment it’s out!