GameStop May Begin Selling Vintage Games

Posted Fri Sep 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM PDT by Dick Ward

To add to it, they're also taking into consideration whether they could make new systems to play these old games.

Those of us that have been gaming for a while remember used game stores back in their glory days – back when games for every console were readily available. Once GameStop gobbled them all up, we stopped seeing NES and Genesis games in stores. That may all be changing soon. Well, sort of.

We're definitely not going to be seeing vintage games in stores, but GameStop is considering selling older games online, with prices comparable to those found on eBay and other sites. There's a lot that GameStop has to do to make this happen, of course.

"Part of what we have to do is we have to go source a lot of this product, get customers to trade some of their old product with us, and go find some old consoles," says CEO J. Paul Raines, "but we also own a lot of old product."

Raines adds that talking to PowerUp members, he found that there was a demand for newer consoles to play the old games, and that these could be products stocked by the company. "We also have relationships with every major publisher in the world and console maker in the world that we can talk to about what they have and what they can make," he added.

Source: Joystiq

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