GameStop will be catering to retro gamers again! The company will be testing out a program buying and selling classic consoles and video games starting April 25th. There will be 250 testing locations from GameStop’s New York City, NY and Birmingham, AL markets. If the program does well in the testing locations, the company hopes to implement the program nationwide by the end of the year.
So what classic consoles can be traded in? You will be able to sell most of the more popular classic consoles, including NES, SNES, N64, SEGA Genesis, SEGA DreamCast, and PlayStation. GameStop has said that the program will expand their number of games to over 5000.
The company also will be refurbishing consoles in case they are not in working order. The warranty on classic consoles, once refurbished, should be the same as warranties on current generation consoles, according to GameStop’s spokeperson.
We will bring all of the product back through the Refurbishment Operations Center for inspection, testing and repair,” GameStop stated.
However, GameStop will not look like your favorite secondhand game store. In fact, classic consoles won’t be seen in stores at all. If you wish to purchase a retro console, you will do so on GameStop’s website or using their web-in-store system.
Will you be looking for a classic console at GameStop? Are you going to stick with your current secondhand dealer? Tell us in the comments!