GameStop plans to open 400 stores this year on top of the 6,450 it already operates worldwide. That is up from 388 last year, and in 2008, it rolled out 674 locations.Landlords likely love a rapidly expanding retailer, especially during these times. But is there any concern that it could eventually face a fate similar to Blockbuster? We’ve heard arguments on either side. There is some concern out there that GameStop could get into trouble if gaming starts to make a shift primarily to an online platform. If this becomes the norm, gaming companies could cut out retailers altogether.This commentator makes a strong argument against GameStop losing ground to Gamefly, its Netflix-like competitor, saying that a mail-in service for games isn’t as relevant as it is for movies because gamers like to hold on to the software for a while and play it numerous times.Meanwhile, GameStop doesn’t appear to be in any financial trouble. The retailer took in fiscal-year earnings of $377.3 million, its second-best performance ever, though they were down 5.3% from the prior year, and same-store sales fell 7.9%.Does anyone see any risk in this ever-expanding retailer, or are the doubts out there premature?ALSO: Wall Street Puts Boot Into DSW

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