GameStop is best known for selling used games, oftentimes much to the chagrin of game publishers and developers who have had to get creative in order to cash in on aftermarket game sales. But GameStop is also trying to get in on the ground floor of the whole tablet movement, announcing that it now carries a selection of Android slates in more than 1,600 U.S. stores.
“Android tablets purchased at GameStop come loaded with valuable extras including a hand-picked selection of free games, like Sonic CD and Riptide, the Kongregate Arcade gaming app and a free issue of Game Informer Digital,” GameStop points out. ” As with all products sold by GameStop, these items can be purchased with trades of games, consoles and even an old iPod, iPhone or iPad.”
With a million and one different Android tablets in the wild, GameStop can’t possibly stock them all, though it does carry slates from Asus (Transformer, Transformer Prime, and Transformer Pad 300 Series), Acer (Iconia), Samsung (Galaxy), Toshiba (Excite), and ViewSonic (VPad7) with prices starting at $230 (Acer Iconia 7-inch).
GameStop also stocks and sells pre-owned iPad devices, starting at $285. You can view GameStop’s entire collection of tablets here.