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24/7 Wall St.: The Most Profitable Stores in America

6. GameStop

Sales per square foot: $1,021
(not on RetailSails list)
Revenue/net income (millions): $9,665 /$403
Gross margin: 27.3%
2011 stock price change: 5.5%

The world’s largest video game retailer does not have the high growth rates the other retailers on this list have. It does, however, have over 6,600 locations. GameStop (NYSE: GME) has a stronghold on the used game market, which produces much better profit margins than new hardware or software. The company will have to stay focused as increasing competition tries to move in on that segment. Its most powerful competition may not be other video game retailers. More and more games are now directly downloaded to and played on smartphones and tablet PCs.

(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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