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Best Buy Steps Into Used Games Arena With Kiosks

Best Buy has begun to test the waters of the used game market by installing kiosks in its stores, beginning with its Dallas and Austin locations. Aside from used game trade-ins, the kiosks allow customers to trade games for store credit.

Lazard Capital Markets analyst Colin Sebastian says that while he predicts an "overhang" on GameStop shares as a result, he sees Best Buy's entry as an expansion on the used game market, rather than a move likely to steal market share from the game giant.

The used game market is attracting increasing interest from retailers -- and justly, as Sebastian estimates its value at $2 to $3 billion and growing.

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