Walmart Is Selling Used Games

by Rachel Baker on October 28, 2014

This is an interesting turn of events. It will be interesting to see how well Walmart does with the physical game trade-in program, and if the company is able to even really compete with a company like Gamestop. Its likely to be a success in more rural areas where maybe Gamestop or some other similar company isn’t located. At which point, maybe the question is will they program actually be a competitor of a company like GameFly, rather than Gamestop?

Read more: Walmart Used Game sale Program Goes Live

Earlier this year, Walmart started offering company gift cards in exchange for customers’ used games. This morning, Bloomberg Businessweek reported that it’s started making money off this investment, launching a pre-owned games section in 1,700 of its US stores — or about 40 percent of its estimated 4,300 total locations (there are around 650 Sam’s Club warehouse stores, but we don’t know if they’re part of the program.) According to Businessweek, the program launched today, ahead of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s release on November 3rd; a promotional offer will give traders more if they buy Advanced Warfare or a PlayStation 4. And each store will offer somewhere between 40 and 100 used titles.

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