Mon, Sep 10, 2012 | 12:52 BST
GameStop retro game sales confirmed, CEO discusses plans
GameStop CEO Paul Raines has confirmed the retail chain will start selling retro stock, and is currently looking at delivering the vintage goods via online options.
Speaking with Joystiq, GameStop CEO Paul Raines said, “We’ve thought about this vintage thing as an online initiative, and that’s where we’re doing most of our work.”
“Part of what we have to do is we have to go source a lot of this product” Raines continued, “get customers to trade some of their old product with us, and go find some old consoles, but we also own a lot of old product.”
“We’re thinking about everything,” Raines concluded, “Nothing we’d really want to call out yet. Our dotcom team is right now grinding through a lot of opportunities to see what’s out there and see what we can get our hands on and what we can merchandise.”
“If you go to eBay and some of the online marketplaces, some of these vintage gaming titles are very valuable.”