Retail giant Walmart is planning to begin an in-store video game trade-in program starting March 26. It’s as simple as taking your old games in for store credit of up to $35.
The service is currently available online, for both games and consoles. When the in-store service launches on the 26th, consoles will be excluded. I experimented a bit with the online calculating system. It’s very intuitive and accepts a wide variety of Nintendo games (I successfully calculated prices for Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS titles), but the trade-in prices are unsurprisingly low.
It will be interesting to see how the in-store equivalent stacks up. It may be even more interesting to see how this affects GameStop, the nation’s number one gaming retailer and seller of used games.
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