Not long after opening up trades for the PlayStation 2, retailer GameStop is moving forward with itspreviously announced plan to buy and sell even more retro gaming consoles and games. The company is planning to launch a new pilot program for classic consoles, games, and accessories starting April 25.
IGN has the full story.
The two test markets are New York City and Birmingham, Alabama, which together total around 250 stores. A spokesperson for GameStop told IGN that it could expand the program nationwide "later this year" if there is enough interest in the pilot markets.
GameStop shoppers in the test regions can trade in and buy consoles dating all the way back to 1985's Nintendo Entertainment System. Customers can also trade in the Super NES, SEGA Genesis, original PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and SEGA Dreamcast.
All legacy consoles and games traded in to GameStop will be sent to the retailer's Refurbishment Operations Center, known as The ROC, in Texas. There, like newer systems and games, they will be inspected and tested, and repaired if necessary.
Though GameStop will begin accepting retro consoles, games, and accessories for trade on April 25, the company says it will take about two months before inventory starts showing up in stores. You won't need to travel to NYC or Alabama to buy the legacy platforms, however, as they will also be sold through GameStop's online store.
There is no word yet on what GameStop will pay for retro consoles and games, or how much they will cost when they're made available later this year for purchase. However, IGN reports that these aged consoles will also come with the standard GameStop warranty.
Head to IGN for the full story.
Hmmm.....Ok? I mean, I already know where to go for all my retro gaming needs. So...
If Gamestop thinks that I'll trade in my N64 for a few bucks, then they're crazy. Some fools will do it, i'm sure. I'd rather trade in my PS4.
If I can buy games for Dreamcast, Sega Genesis, NES, SNES, PS1, Gamecube, etc, from Gamestop for a decent price, then I'm down like Huckleberry Hound.
As far as trading in old systems for, I'm assuming, less than $100 goes, screw you Gamespot...I mean GameStop.
Watch them want $100 for used a copy of Skies of Arcadia or Shenmue...