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US 7-Eleven stores to start selling used games in September

Tuesday, 20th April 2010 22:02 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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7-Eleven has announced that it’s to start selling used games at over 3,000 of its US stores for $19.99 and below.

Now you can get a game to go with your pork rinds, Mt. Dew, Slurpee, MoonPie, and pack of condoms.

You may wanna grab a pack of antacids while you’re at it.

The move is part of a partnership with Game Trading Technologies, which also has dealings with Best Buy, Blockbuster, GameStop, Gamefly, Walmart, and others, per Gamasutra.

“What this means to consumers is that they will have many convenient locations, most open 24/7, to buy value-priced video games,” said GTT president and CEO Todd Hays.

“The program is available to all 7-Eleven US franchisees, and we hope to have most US stores on board by September.”

7-Eleven stores will only be selling the titles, not buying them off you or anything else GameStop would do.

Cash and carry only it seems.

The chain started selling new games a while back, and has always been one to promote games with Slurpee and other novelties.

7-Elevens in Japan out unannounced games all the time as well.

Thanks, Dutch.

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  1. Stephany Nunneley

    They also sell their own branded beer too.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    It totally says 6-Eleven on that building.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. blackdreamhunk

    this is like old news, yes looks like there is more big companies looking to eat away at console sales.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Anders

    Guess they’re trying to keep up with the PC pirates.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. blackdreamhunk

    hehe game devs lose more money on consoles than on the pc ;)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Stephany Nunneley

    We don’t have 7-elevens where I live. Just Jim-Bob’s 5 & 10 and he will sell you a used Atari 2600 game for $.50 plus you get some bait to go with it.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    “The feel and look of the store is somewhat different from that of the U.S. 7-Elevens. In Japan they offer a wider selection of products and services. Japanese 7-Elevens offer not only food, drinks, and magazines, but also video games and consoles, music CDs, DVDs, digital cardreaders as well as seasonal items like Christmas cakes, Valentine’s Day chocolates, and fireworks. Slurpees and Big Gulp super size soft drinks are no longer sold in Japan; these products were not popular when 7-Eleven originally opened in Japan.”

    711 has been selling videogames new and used long before US 711 had the chance.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. blackdreamhunk

    they have 7 11 in Canada and usa not sure about japan.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Dralen

    I wish we had 7-eleven stores in England. I love those stores :D.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    ANd there is proof BDH doesn’t read.

    “when 7-Eleven originally opened in Japan”

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Stephany Nunneley

    @7 I don’t see why it matters that they started doing it first – let them argue!!! (looks like someone edited their post doesn’t it?). To most gamers it’s common knowledge (esp ancient ones like me) thus all the outed games from their stock lists and broken street dates over the years – plus, it doesn’t matter where the 7-Elven is – the hot dog is 8 days old and will make you sick if you eat it – don’t even get me started on the burritos. :D

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    Depends on the person who owns that 711 really the one that is up the street keeps the 711 a lot cleaner and running properly more than the guy that runs his Southside.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Stephany Nunneley

    I was just making a crack at convenient stores really.

    #13 4 years ago