Gamestop May Start Selling Classic Games Again

During the Gamestop Expo in San Antonio, CEO Paul Raines revealed that the company has discussed selling vintage games online.

We’ve got them; we think there’s a vintage sales opportunity, so we’re accumulating some inventory. It’s a big idea, and there is a few problems with it. The first one is sourcing the product, the condition, the refurbishment, all that stuff. But there’s a customer for it. And we’re working on some stuff we haven’t announced yet.  If you go to eBay and look at all of the gaming stuff that’s on there, it’s unbelievable. Collector’s stuff. We’ve got to be in that business. We will be.  Our website is becoming unbelievably rich. We’ve got to be a destination for gamers where, for cool stuff for gaming, you’ve got to go to Gamestop.

It sounds, to me, that this may be more of an opportunity for Gamestop to unload its large amounts of unwanted product under the guise of offering awesome classics to a consumer base apparently clamoring for it. 

Either way, it’s an easier avenue for some newer gamers to get their hands on some must-play older titles so they can learn their roots.  And that’s never a bad thing.

Source: The Verge