Oh, yes . Maybe I'll finally have a reason to explore the shelves at GameStop.

The retailer recently re-opened trades for PS2 titles and now, they've announced that they're going even farther back.

According to an IGN report , GameStop is planning to launch a pilot program that will involve trade-ins for classic consoles, games and accessories. The fun is scheduled to start on April 25.

They're starting with two test markets (New York City and Birmingham, Alabama), which will include around 250 stores. The company will expand later in 2015 if the test goes swimmingly. If you're in the test area, you can trade in and purchase consoles dating all the way back to the 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System. Other possibilities include the SNES, Genesis, original PlayStation, and more.

Any classic console you trade in will be sent to the retailer's Refurbishment Operations Center (ROC) in Texas, where they will be inspected, tested, and if necessary, repaired. Obviously, they'll need time to build an inventory of these used retro products but when that happens, they'll even be available for sale at GameStop.com.

There's no knowing what GameStop will pay for your old-school consoles and games, nor how much they'll cost for the consumer. These will be critical for the program's success, though, so…

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AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
5 years ago

Not worth it!

Corvo
Corvo
5 years ago

Here's 15$ for your ps2. *Sells it for 180$*

mk ultra
mk ultra
5 years ago

I made a killing on NES, SNES and N64 games when Gamestop Stopped selling them years ago. They can't have them back, they're mine now.

souljah92
souljah92
5 years ago

oh gee willickers here's a nickel for your N64

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
5 years ago

Hmmm i need some classic games for my SNES And N64 i'll just wait till they start selling the games

Kevin555
Kevin555
5 years ago

My dusty old PS2 and copy of The Bouncer will stay with me forever.

slugga_status
slugga_status
5 years ago

Being that KZ Shadow Fall only gets you barely $1.50, you'd be a fool to think about trading in your retro consoles.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
5 years ago

Uh…where'd you get the idea that Killzone: Shadow Fall gets you $1.50 in trade?

slugga_status
slugga_status
5 years ago

Their webpage now gives you the ability to check trade in values without calling the store now. They give you $1.50 in trade and $1.32 cash

Temjin001
Temjin001
5 years ago

I'm not giving them my original NES.
That's a relic.
Someday when I have the shelf space I'll proudly display it along with a stack of NES carts, Ninja Gaiden, Castlevania, Contra, and more.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
5 years ago

really these seems a bit desperate to me and even so idk anyone who would do this in their right mind i mean serious really why would you

happy gaming