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Submitted by Sandmano 445d ago | news

GameStop will stop taking PS2 trade-ins as of June 1

GameStop will cease all PlayStation 2-related trade-ins as of June 1, according to a photo of a store display snapped by Reddit user eGORapTure, seen after the break. We contacted multiple GameStop locations and confirmed the news that all PS2 games, accessories and systems will not be accepted for trade across all US stores at that time. (GameStop, PS2)

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Sandmano  +   445d ago
The best console of all time.

Edit: sorry, until the ps4 comes out.
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iGAM3R-VIII  +   445d ago
And soon, the PlayStation legacy will continue at E3
darthv72  +   445d ago
Most new locations
dont even sell PS2 games anymore so this does not surprise me.

A location just opened last month near my house. They only have wii, wii-u, ps3, 360, PC, vita, DS/3ds games. They dont even have PSP games at this location.

for those older games, i tend to hit the flea markets. If the stores are doing away with them, they have to end up somewhere.

Older GS stores that have been established still carry ps2 games and even xbox and cube ones. Slowly though, they are doing away with them as well.

If you are in northern CA, best place is dimple records. Hell, i picked up a working set of Atari 2600 wireless controllers for only $5. Their pricing on more high profile retro games can be a tad high though.
StraightPath  +   445d ago
and you already know that how? can you see the future or somthing? The PS2 will be very hard to beat. It had a huge library of amazing games. How come the PS3 didn't come close in beating the PS2? not only in sales but the diverse library and exclusive games the PS2 had, PS3 is no where near.
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Why o why  +   445d ago
Tongue in cheek. Look it up.

The ps3 could well hit the 150 plus million mark. It still has 7 plus years to sell...lol.
akaihana86plus  +   445d ago
I gotta give you props for your honest comment StraightPath, sadly but true, even tho Ps3 turned out to be a great console, it will never have the same amazing library as the amazing Ps2, but hey!, let's hope Ps4 gets back to basics! :3
Shadow Man  +   445d ago
because the cell is hard for some developers.
Oh_Yeah  +   445d ago
The industry has changed since the PS2 man, aaa games now cost a lot more to make, that is why you don't see as many exclusives, most devs have opted for 3rd party so they can get the most from their games. Also the type of games have to be taken into consideration, studios arnt going to dump a lot of money and resources into JRPGs, platformers, puzzle games etc. because those are high risk of not selling well today.
Ashunderfire86  +   445d ago
It had a slow start, because of how expensive it was. Plus 360 gain advantage releasing first,and stealing many of Playstation's exclusives in the process like the Metal Gear series, and etc.
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cannon8800  +   445d ago
@Straight Path,

Have you ever been so excited for something that you already start jumping to conclusions and such? It happens to everyone, and it's not like it's hurting anyone here; except maybe for people like you that take things slightly too seriously...
BattleAxe  +   445d ago
Come on you guys, sure the PS2 had some of the best games ever such as my personal favorites like the Socom series, GTA series, Metal Gear Series and Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm, but to suggest that the PS3's library is somehow not up to par is just wrong. I have played a far bigger range of games this generation than I did on the PS2. Besides, some of the PS2's greatest games like GTA 3,GTA:VC, GTA:SA, MGS 2, MGS3, GoW1, GoW2 and Shadow of the Colossus are all available on the PS3. Frankly, I don't think most people know what they're talking about these days.
akaihana86plus  +   445d ago
I better hurry and take a bunch of games that i don't even play anymore, i gotta make room for my new ones! :P
NegativeCreepWA  +   445d ago
I'd take them to a pawn shop, you'll probably get more money.
akaihana86plus  +   445d ago
Great idea!, or what about Ebay?!, i have a lot of doubles and most of them are great titles
ps3_pwns  +   445d ago
uhh pawn stars wont give you much only 1 dollar probably lol
NegativeCreepWA  +   445d ago
Well I got 50 cents for a few of my 360 games a few months ago from GameStop.

The good thing about a pawn shop, they don't if a game isn't worth the price.

I've never actually sold something on ebay, I've never wanted to deal with the shipping.
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famoussasjohn  +   445d ago
Plus they won't be nagged to get their membership card or magazine subscription all throughout the transaction.
Starbucks_Fan  +   445d ago
eBay isn't that hard <_<

try Craigslist
dasbeer88  +   445d ago
Who would want to trade their PS2 to Gamestop? -_-
KwietStorm  +   445d ago
I'm guessing people who don't use it anymore.
Starbucks_Fan  +   445d ago
idiots
Khordchange  +   445d ago
RIP Ps2, isnt it amazing how long it lasted? it came out in like 2000
thebudgetgamer  +   445d ago
My second favorite console of all time. Amazing lineup of games and it made porn viewing affordable.
banjadude  +   445d ago
Time to scoop up some games (hopefully, some semi-rare ones to find).
DEEBO  +   445d ago
I can't wait cause i hate taking these system's in for trade. but on the other hand it's sad too.i remember when i got my 1st ps2.mad that sega gave up on the dreamcast but happy for a new console.they were sold out everywhere but i found one in the classifieds for 300 with a ps1 controller when the guy could have sold it for 800 easy.i pick up oni from bungie and madden2001 plus it was my dvd player.
sirwut  +   445d ago
R.I.P. PS2
KwietStorm  +   445d ago
I wonder if they give you more than $10
famoussasjohn  +   445d ago
After they sign up for their Edge card they'll get $15.50.
WeAreLegion  +   445d ago
If you're in the midwest, try Disc Replay. They accept all games, as far back as the Atari. Also, they give a HECK of a lot more than GameStop and sell the games for cheaper. ;)
josephayal  +   445d ago
I will keep my fat PS2 and it will stay with my slim PS1
mayberry  +   445d ago
I read this on reddit.com a few days ago. I hope they continue selling ps2 games though! My 60G is still going strong! I have been playing sotc on reminiscence mode.
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Jek_Porkins  +   445d ago
They weren't taking them in or selling them at my local Gamestop for years now. They also stopped selling PSP, Gamecube, Xbox and anything older than the current generation. Still plenty of 360, PS3 and Wii stuff though, and of course 3DS, Vita.
A7XEric  +   445d ago
I can't wait. My store is one of the few in the area that still takes these things. So sick of people getting furious when their scratched madden 02 trades in for 5 cents.
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