GameStop already has 6,000 stores around the world and has become a retail hot spot for gamers. In 2008, GameStop opened more than 550 stores worldwide and has aggressive plans for more. James Kirk, a vice president with GameStop, said, "We are a rapid-growth company and grow where we have the opportunity. ... There are still a number of territories in Europe in which we have no presence, and we are not particularly well-established in the U.K. yet, but it is the largest computer-games market in Europe, so we have big plans."