Gamestop has been getting into a lot more than just games as of late. Last year they started options like tablet sales, trade-in programs and more. This week Gamestop has confirmed their consumer electronics trade-in program has been greatly expanded and now you'll have even more in-store credit to buy your favorite games.
GameStop has announced that its game streaming service will be launching in summer 2013, but at least at first, it won't be available on consoles. Dubbed "Spawn," GameStop has been talking about this cloud gaming service ever since it bought Spawn Labs back in 2011. Obviously, GameStop means to expand beyond brick and mortar retail with this move, challenging other streaming services like OnLive and Gaikai while dipping its hand in a broader range of markets in the process.
Nexus 7 tablet release, but now have multiple confirmations that the device is being shipped from multiple channels across the US and UK. Here in the US Gamestop and Staples are both not able to "sell" the tablet today, but are allowing those who pre-ordered to head down to a store and pickup the tablet, and Ebuyer in the UK shipped multiple out yesterday, and they are arriving this very moment.
offering Android tablets in-stores along with a few pre-loaded games for free as incentive and apparently that trial run of 200 stores went quite well. GameStop will now be offering multiple tablets like the Transformer Prime and more in over 1,600 stores nationwide.
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet from December 9th to November 28th. Yup, as in next Monday -- I'm getting excited already.
GameStop, as many have and will, but you can accuse them of being anything less than shrewd business. To that end they're expanding their mostly console and portable video game stock to include Android tablets from Samsung, Asus and Acer, starting in a few select stores today. The tablets will be pre-loaded with seven free games including Dead Space and Madden NFL 2012.