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GameStop UK plots retro stock move

GameStop’s American pilot scheme to start selling retro hardware, games and accessories could come to the UK.

The firm announced last month that it would be reintroducing retro stock into its stores. Consumers will be able to trade-in old consoles, including the SNES and Mega Drive. They will then be available to buy on its site.

We’re working closely with our partners in the US and if it proves successful it could be something we will look to roll out in the UK,” said VP of business development for Europe Niall Lawlor.

Senior director of pre-owned merchandise Jon Haes added: We feel that GameStop can provide customers easy access to buy and sell these products. As the leader in new and pre-owned games retail, retro gaming is a natural extension of what we do and it provides another value opportunity for GameStop customers.

Customer interest in retro categories has continued to be strong for quite some time. In fact, 20 per cent of the unique searches on GameStop.com are related to retro product categories, including the Nintendo 64 and Super Nintendo.”

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