Not long after opening up trades for the PlayStation 2, retailer GameStop is moving forward with its
previously 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.
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 2 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
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.
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