GameStop to start selling, trading iOS devices

If you were planning on doing away with your old iOS device, you may want to hold on to it for a bit – at least if you do any shopping at GameStop. According to a report from 9to5mac, GameStop is set to start selling and trading iOS devices such as iPods, iPads and iPhones.

The announcement came from an annual trade show held in Las Vegas this past week. Consumers will be able to go to their local GameStop and trade in any of their iOS devices, new or old, for in-store credit.

According to a report by Joystiq, GameStop plans on reselling the devices, but it isn’t known at what price point the used iOS devices would sell for. Additionally, GameStop employees told Joystiq that the retailer should start accepting trade-ins for iOS devices within a week or two.

Over the past year, GameStop has been making a rather aggressive push to cover all gaming markets. They purchased Impulse and intend to make a direct competitor with Steam, and this new move suggests they’re planning on stepping into the ever-so-popular casual gaming market that’s such a big hit on iOS devices.

GameStop haven’t announced any plans for anything just yet, but it will be interesting to see how all of this unfolds.

Source: 9to5mac (via Joystiq)