With the holiday shopping season not all that far away, one of the biggest brick and mortar video game stores, GameStop, just announced that they'll be closing up to 200 stores before the end of the year.

Gaming website Polygon reports that the news comes on the heels of over $30 million in losses in the previous financial quarter for GameStop, and follows an August in which the chain laid off more than 100 employees.

A list of the stores that will be closing wasn't provided, but there are 4 GameStop stores in Ocean County, including Brick Plaza, the Ocean County Mall, the Commons at Manahawkin, and on Route 9 in Waretown.

Outside of Ocean County, there are also GameStop locations in Howell, Freehold, and dozens of other malls throughout New Jersey.

You can read more from Polygon by clicking here, and you can read more from USAToday by clicking here.

 

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