GameStop Proudly Announces It Will Not Sell You Video Games On Thanksgiving

If you wanted to get away from your family this Thanksgiving and buy video games and/or video game accessories, you’ll have to do it somewhere other than GameStop. The chain announced today that it will not be open on Nov. 26.

The company will be opening early on Black Friday morning though, with plans to open at 5 a.m. It will also keep its online store open during the holiday.

GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, announced today that once again its U.S. stores will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

“We believe strongly that our customers and associates should have the opportunity to spend the Thanksgiving holiday relaxing with family and friends,” said Mike Buskey, GameStop’s president for its U.S. stores, “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 announcement comes shortly after Staples said that it too would remain closed on Thanksgiving with the plan of opening early on Black Friday.

Of course, we’re not even halfway through October yet, so expect a lot more announcements from retailers about whether or not they will be open this Thanksgiving.