Nintendo! Dreamcast! Cartridges! They're All Back!
If refurbished, I might care.
Well so far their prices for games are a hell of a lot cheaper than what your going to get them for on ebay and other 3rd party sellers...Chrono trigger is going for $90 through GS generally your not going to find one for less than $130-$200
R.A.G.E is a store in dublin that deals in retro games, records, etc. It's a tiny self owned, self run store and you can get Chrono Trigger for 20 euro or lower depending on condition. People are always bringing in their old stuff to sell for cheap and they update their page anytime something new and rare comes in, they're usually gone within the week so you have to be quick. Considering this is Ireland and we generally suck for stuff like this, I imagibe there are little pop up shops like it all around the world and probably nearby where you live. Look in to it, people selling em that high on ebay is pretty ridiculous. As for gamestop doing this, i'm not sure how I feel about it, they'll probably charge extortionate prices over here, and I worry they'll put self run stores like R.A.G.E out of business as theyve done in the past for other self run modern gaming stores, not because the stores couldnt compete with their prices, but because they werent getting the pre-order incentives gamestop were getting. (r.a.g.e is only one of several retro game stores like this I know of in dublins city centre, theres also a place that deals primarily in 80's and early 90's pc games and one little shop near the docks dedicated to sega)
Wow, pretty cool. Might have to pick up an old Xbox and Dreamcast to relive some glory days.
LOL I would not consider the original XBOX Retro. All I need for my console collection is a NES and Atari. I pretty much have all the others. Oh the Jaguar as well...that console is hard to find.
I wished I didn't sell some of my consoles. This is a chance that I might be able to pickup a Dreamcast and Sega CD/Genises combo to put back into the collection.
Got all three. I even have the toilet bowl attachment for the Jaguar that spins CD's. :)
Might pick up some old legacy systems and games.
i wonder how much theyll be raping on prices
...because you must buy it right? Because Amazon and Ebay don't exist right?
calm down princess, why you so mad?
Surprisingly, they seem to be priced pretty reasonably: http://www.gamestop.com/col... I checked a few of those and they all fall just about in the middle of the high and low bids on eBay. This is such a good move. I love going to the local ma and pa stores for this stuff, but they just don't have the exposure to get any decent "legacy" stock in.
Yeah they seem like ok prices to me.
mike tysons punchout is 35 bucks...lmaoooooo
The prices for that game online are ridiculous and hysterical. It makes me want to crylaugh.
^This guy wins.
wow lolll i just saw one on ebay for 17 bucks
@EDMIX-Hilarious. That same link you posted also shows the same game for $35 with free shipping. 1500 dollars to buy and only $11 to trade it in? Just because you post a link with an outrageous price doesn't mean that's what it's worth.
Hope this is happening at my local GS, if the prices are right I will be picking up tons of games but they probably won't be lol
Think they're only doing it online for now. They have space issues with the current and last gen stuff that they already carry in store. I can't imagine how many more cases and manuals they'll dispose of to accommodate all these retro systems. Shame too, because GS never specifies if their used online stuff comes with boxes, manuals, and for carts the older ones can have faded or missing labels and other issues where inspection is almost a necessity. In stores, their employees never seem to understand that retro gamers, or collectors actually expect certain things from their purchases, and many of them act like a game without a box isn't something that we would want(although that isn't really the case with retro stuff where that is a lot harder to find. Had one the other day who was trying to sell me the LE of FFX|X-2 for PS4 but only had the floor display box with the contents behind the counter. I'd be OK with it having been open, since the inner box was still in tact, but they slapped their stupid price sticker on front of the box, and there is no way to remove them without damaging the art on the box. I actually wrote them an email saying they need to revise this sticker and display box policy....for the god knows how manyth time. Slapping those stickers on these retro carts they should be careful to keep it off the labels of the cart, because if they want the collectors buying this stuff, which is going to be the best people to market this stuff too, they aren't going to appreciate having to remove them and ultimately damaging the cart more. Anyways, digressing aside, Wish we had more retro game stores in my area. All we have is play and trade, but their selection is usually extremely limited, and there is a huge retro gaming culture around me. I will admit though, their prices are most within reason for a retail outlet, but you can usually find most of these games much cheaper on Ebay, particularly if your willing to buy lots of 5-50+ games at a time. Their system prices are only a bit higher than most Ebay auctions, and they do refurbish them and make sure all the cables are included, which you may not always get. On a side note...they disregard the TG-16.:(
Those prices are insanely high. No thank u
Those prices aren't really any higher than private collectors are charging. I suppose since most people are used to getting games for free through emulators, any price they put on this stuff would seem high.
Sweet!!! Now if they were selling retro tvs to go along with those games, that'd be awesome!! Old games on 60" 1080p tvs do not look good.
How much you guys think they'll give me for my N64?
Heck I will take your N64...how much do you want for it? Also is it working and comes with controllers?
10 cents then sell it for $80
An old Dreamcast to play some Shenmue sounds good to me...
Don't waste your money if you are going to by a dream to play it. Your dream cast will die in about 3 months...only buy if you are collecting.
I have had a Dreamcast since around the time it released. Mine still works. I also own another one that works as well.
DC is a really solid machine. Had mine since lauch. Have a 2nd one, brought 2nd hand from a thrift shop for over 7 years that works fine too. Have a 3rd given to me that one of the original versions, is heavily used by it's appearance, and it's my primary DC console for over 3 years. About the only thing that goes bad on them is the lasers, and they are replaceable with super cheap laser diodes. So, you can buy if you want to play the games. You don't need to be a collector to enjoy games.
Wow what bullshit prices per usual for shit that's digitally released up the ass. Sigh I was hoping that maybe for once it be cheaper but I was wrong
We have a local buy/sell place called buybacks that has been selling retro stuff for years. Pretty cool though, although amazon already covers your needs.
i usually go to play n trade for my retro gaming but two of them near me closed down so this is nice for another option but i think i can find better deals online if i looked enough and no not ebay.
I was hoping this would bring prices down when we heard about it a couple of months ago.
I'm keeping my nostalgia, thank you very much. Not like I needed $2.50 for it anyway.
I live in a state where we have a wealth of retro games. I see most of these games at flee markets all the time. A lot of them are common around these parts. I will say Chrono Trigger at $89.99 dollars is a pretty good deal if you're looking for a copy.
Wow the prices aren't really that bad either
Ok how about some turbo grafax 16 and bonks adventures
Bonk CD and the original Ys 1&2...and lets not forget Cosmic Fantasy 2.:)
So Gamestop really has Battletoads now?
-cracks knuckles- http://img.gamefaqs.net/scr...
Want to know why this is happening suddenly? The AAA industry is making the same game over and over again, and slapping new names on it. But, let's all just cover our eyes, plug our ears, and pretend everything's peachy.
It's happening because there is a huge collector's and retro gaming market out there that has a plentiful supply of games that can be gotten very cheaply, yet sell for quite a bit because collectors inflate the prices on Ebay and other outlets. This same market actively purchases games, and will seek out games. GS is cashing in, and surprisingly, their prices are about as inflated as the collector's themselves, but in line with current market values. The retro market always existed. It only gets bigger as time goes on because more and more things become retro as each generation passes. Trust me, there is nothing new or unique about retro games. They also made the same game over and over again, but slapped different names on them. It was even more prevalent in the good old days due to technology limitations, so the ones that are really popular are the ones that actually did stand out for the things they did new....or were from Squaresoft.
The AAA market used to be more than action/shooter games. That's why it's popular. And, those other genres back then were STILL of a much higher quality than modern indie games.
AAA market had lower barrier of entry back then outside of manufacturing costs. Many games could be made for less than $20 million dollars including marketing. The hardest part of selling a game was manufacturing costs, which typically required publisher support, but more big studios were independent back then instead of being in house. Anyhow, the quality thing isn't across the board. There were plenty of crappy AAA games, and plenty of good ones just like today. I will agree there is less variety in the big AAA game sector nowadays, but think there are also a lot of good indie games today that are on par with most of the better retro games.
The prices are very competitive... GG GameStop... Now if you could start selling older consoles online, that would be great.
Bet they are selling them for a 90% price increase after ripping people off.
I bet some people don't actually go and look for themselves before assuming the worst just so they can make negative comments about GS which don't actually have any merits.
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