GameStop Now Selling "Retro" Games and Consoles

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  1. Tom Bombadildo
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    Yep, you read that right, GameStop is now offering retro games and systems, both available in stores and online! At the moment, they have NES, SNES, N64, PS1, Genesis and even Dreamcast games up for sale, and at this time they also have PS1, SNES, and Genesis consoles up for sale as well, each under or about $40-$50.

    You can find controllers and memory cards as well (though at this time some are either sold out or aren't available online), and the games range from popular titles such as Final Fantasy, all sorts of Mario games, Hey You! Pikachu with Microphone (so tempting to buy!), Spyro games, Crash Bandicoot games and much more, and their prices aren't even that bad, either! Most either match or are slightly above average eBay prices, making some of these purchases a real steal.

    You can check out the retro stuff they offer in the source link below.

    I ended up buying some PS1 games, to add on to my collection, and I imagine I'll be spending some more of my money on other retro games as well in the upcoming months!

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    Interesting, seeing as how they were so hard lipped against older games
     
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    I don't think the GameStop logo is big enough. :P
     
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    I just read about this earlier, I'm pretty glad they did this. Gamestop bought a local game shop around here almost 10 years ago. That's where I bought my retro games, so they totally ruined it. Now they are selling them, and at decent prices. I might step into a Gamestop for the first time in years.
     
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    I'm posting this on my phone right now, I'm glad the image worked at all! :lol: Thought I resized it properly, apparently not. I'll have to fix it (or ask someone like @Foxi4 or @Ryukouki or someone) to fix the size for me :whip:
     
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    Aaand the retro "scene" is going to become even more shit and prices will keep on rising.

    DUDE PLEASE BUY EARTHBOUND ONLY $900
     
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    Awesome, but I can't take advantage of this right away. If I could, I'd get Pokemon Stadium 2 and an N64 Controller.
     
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    Fixed. :creep:

    I'm a bit surprised this is a thing. The problem with large scale retro games is the huge amount of inventory you'll have to keep in order for it to be profitable. The good old Mario, Spyro and Crash games will sell just by the name, but more obscure and less successful games will dive down like hell. I wonder how long this will last and how large of an inventory they'll get :unsure:
     
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    The prices on Gamestop's website are actually pretty fair, and it looks like it is all handled via a third party selling through Gamestop (Vintage Software), which is probably why the prices reflect actual market prices and not just whatever Gamestop thinks the games are worth.
     
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    I mean how it's incredibly large, I made it a thumbnail in the mean time cuz if you expand it it's like 100x the size of the thread :lol:
     
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    They mentioned this on Giant Bombcast a month or two ago and said it's only like 2 (major) stores you can actually walk in and buy stuff?
    Is it nationwide now?
     
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    It's now nationwide. Right now, it's got limited availability in stores, but of course they still have to ship and distribute games (or so I would imagine).

    I'll add another source in the OP :P
     
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    I guess gamecube and the like are still not old enough.
     
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    One day theyll be able to play with the older kids, til then I guess they have to sit at the kids table in people's dusty old attics ;O;
     
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    How does Gamestop get their retro stock? They would have to offer a fair deal on trade in prices and not, "I'll give you $5 for that Symphony of the Night game because it's a PSone game". They would have to rely on the customers who don't take the time to check what they have and assume that a Chrono Trigger cart has the same value as a sports game. So basically, they can either have cheap, unwanted games for sale or desirable but highly marked up games. Either way, it's a vast difference from 10 years ago when asking I asked a gaming store if they'll buy my boxed Pokemon Red game and they said, "no, we don't want them". So glad I didn't sell.
     
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    where are the portables :'(
     
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    I agree. I fixed up some broken original Gameboys and they just sell quickly on ebay even though a GBA SP is the ideal console to play original Gameboy games. I guess nostalgia is so strong that people can look past the pea green screen where the contrast wheel is constantly being adjusted.
     
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    Ehh its a no from me as I really don't care to spend the cash in retro games when I can play them for less.
     
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    but its really unusual they dont sell a single retro portable game\console...
    gosh, i hated the original gb screen... manual contrast sucks
     
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    Fair in my book was when I was paying $2 for a game cartridge in a car boot. Not what the "market" wants me to pay for it now.

    All this exposure is only going to make it worse - but it's just a fad, like the Cabbage Patch kids were. Give it 10 years, and this stuff will go back to cost $2.