GameStop: Vintage Game Sales Will Be ‘Online Only’

In a recent interview with Joystiq, GameStop CEO Paul Raines clarified a recent story about plans to sell vintage games and systems at retail stores throughout the United States.

"We've thought about this vintage thing as an online initiative, and that's where we're doing most of our work," Raines tells Joystiq. "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, but we also own a lot of old product."

Raines would not say what kinds of games and hardware might be made available for purchase, noting that they are currently weighing all their options. He also said that he knows that this is a valuable sector for gamers simply because he sees what people are paying a premium for on sites like EBay.

"If you go to eBay and some of the online marketplaces, some of these vintage gaming titles are very valuable," he said. "We've got a lot of gamers here, and a lot of people who have a lot of older, vintage stuff in their collections, so we just thought it's an interesting time to start thinking about bringing this to our best PowerUp members and giving them a chance."

Source: Joystiq


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