GameStop is noew selling Android tablets at 1,600 of its locations, according to a press release.
GameZone reports that the devices will be from makers like Acer, Asus, Samsung, and Toshiba, and will all come preloaded with a few free games, like the Conic CD and Riptide, as well as the Kongregate Arcade app.
The press release states:
“Android tablets purchased at GameStop come loaded with valuable extras including a hand-picked selection of free games, like Sonic CD and Riptide, the Kongregate Arcade gaming app and a free issue of Game Informer Digital. As with all products sold by GameStop, these items can be purchased with trades of games, consoles and even an old iPod®, iPhone® or iPad®.”
Slash Gear reports that the new merchandise appears to be a decision GameStop has made after realizing that the gaming industry is changing, and it must adapt to the changes in order to remain competitive.
One example of the retailer adjusting to new gaming styles shows that they are now selling downloadable content (such as Blizzard’s Starcraft, World of Warcraft and Diablo games) in stores, despite the fact that gamers can easily download the games directly from their consoles or computers.
According to Slash Gear, GameStop offering this option allows customers to use cash, trade-in credit, or gift cards, instead of using a credit card.
David Sanchez of GameZone writes that:
“If you’re looking to purchase one of the several Android tablets on hand at GameStop and you’ve also got some games you want to get rid of, you’ll be able to cash them in for some in-store credit, which should make that tablet a bit less pricey.”
Do you think you will go to GameStop and trade in some old games for an Android tablet?