GameStop has been pressing to change the way their stores work in order to stay up to date with technology. Many feared that digital trends would be the end of the retail chain, but GameStop seems to be using a new digital platform to streamline their customer experience.
Perhaps you play Pokemon X and really want a Pinsir. Perhaps you play Pokemon Y and really want a Heracross. Well you are in for a treat! Participating Gamestop stores will be hosting a limited-time wireless giveaway where you can get your Pokeballs on a Pinsir or Heracross and a Mega Stone to match!
It seems like the cool thing to do when you are a gamer is to pretend you hate GameStop. You trade in a game at a low price, then they turn around and make a profit off it. This makes them the devil and then everything else they do is pure evil and terrible. I’ve seen complaints from used game practices being absurd to employees getting confused about finite details about a game means GameStop plain sucks! Yet I always felt people had the very slightest standing ground in most arguments. Maybe their experience was bad, maybe they really did get low balled, who knows right? Then GameStop announces they will follow a retail trend and the same people complain about that too.
Wal-Mart will begin offering a trade-in program for used video games in all of its stores and online. Will this be a program to keep an eye on, or will it just blend in with the rest? Currently Best Buy, Amazon, and of course GameStop all offer a trade in program for games. Wal-Mart has a very limited trade-in program for certain electronics online, but will be expanding the game portion to online store starting this Fall. What's the big deal?