Used Game Industry Just Got Bigger
In a move that will certainly stir movement from GameStop and Blockbuster, 7-11 announced today that the nation-wide convenience chain will begin to step into previously unexplored territory. This move exemplifies “convenience”, in the most basic sense of the word.
Beginning in September, the 3,000 store chain will begin to sell used games. Yup, that’s right. Now when you buy your Slurpee and Mt. Dew, you can now buy a used game for $19.99 and below. The move is part of a broader partnership with Game Trading Technologies, will also deals with Best Buy, Blockbuster, GameStop, Gamefly, Walmart, among others.
“What this means to consumers is that they will have many convenient locations, most open 24/7, to buy value-priced video games,” commented 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.”
Only time will tell whether this move will work out for the franchise. What do you think? Post your responses in the comments section below.