What’s old is new over at GameStop, for they have announced they will be selling retro games again and for people like me who never tossed out their old consoles, tis a very happy day.
Before you start dusting off your systems and doing the “Happy Dance,” the retail giant will only offer this program in New York City and Birmingham; roughly 250 store locations in these areas, and it will only be available for online purchases and their web-in-store system. However if this program is a hit, GameStop hopes to roll it out nationally “later this year.”
Starting April 25th, the systems and accessories that can be traded-in and purchased are the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Genesis, PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and Sega Dreamcast.
According to a GameStop spokesperson,
We will bring all of the product back through the Refurbishment Operations Center for inspection, testing and repair. The lead time between when it begins accepting trades and when the products will be put on sale is estimated to be about [two] months. This gives the company sufficient processing time and “time to build up a good assortment for retro games fans to select from when shopping.
Furthermore, all retro consoles are expected to “have the same warranty as current used and refurbished consoles.”