GameStop testing sales of Android tablets in 200 stores

GameStop testing sales of Android tablets in 200 stores
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that during this holiday season, retailer GameStop will put specialized Android tablets in 200 stores to see how well they sell. The tablets, made by Asus, Acer and Samsung, will each come with seven free games including EA's "Dead Space", and will be offered at the same price you would see at other stores. Although the tablets will support GameStop's new controller out of the box, it must be purchased separately at the store.

Last month, we reported that GameStop was planning on offering its own Android tablets to sell in its stores. Besides offering pre-installed games, console quality content would be streamed from the cloud using the controller. The idea behind adding the tablets in its stores is to sell more gaming devices to complement the individual games that it sells.

source: WSJ via TechCrunch

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23 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

anyyy 7 games? o.O probably not as that would diminish the deal's value to the store. probably used games but that's still a pretty good deal. (:

3. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I could see someone saying "free 7 games? Ok I will have MW3, Skyrim, Arkham City, Uncharted 3, Diablo 3, Assassin's Creed Revelations, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword." lol

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i can't even think of 7 games i want right now. xD MW3, Halo: CEA, FFXIII-2 & The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword are the only ones i would legitly want. i'd have to settle for some different ones like maybe Dance Central 2.

9. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I have Skyrim already paid off and will be at their midnight release. HOWEVER I refused to spend an extra 90 dollars just to get an artbook, making of dvd, map, and dragon statue. As cool as it looked, NOT worth nearly 100 more dollars. No DLC, NO THANKS!

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, those things are really bad deals. i'll probably get the special editon of MW3 though because you'll get CoD: Elite with it and that grantees you DLC and this game will probably be so popular that they'll blast out DLC every other week so damn good investment. (:

11. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I will pay 20 bucks more for exlusive preorder/collectors edition DLC. Things like exclusive weapons, armor, side quests, playable characters, etc. However if it doesnt actually affect my game then it's a complete rip off. I can't wait for Mass Effect 3. Collectors Edition comes with exclusive weapons, armor, and a in game robot dog pet for your ship. You only have to pay 80 dollars compared to the freaking 150 for Skyrim's. No way.

13. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Diablo 3, Revelations, Skward, FFXIII-2(need to get a ps3 asap), Arkham City, I think I just jizzed a little...on second thought I just fell out of my bed :P

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you don't need a PS3. the FFXIII series goes to the 360 too! :D

15. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I must be confusing FFs... is FFXIII-2 the one that your a dude and its Kindom Hearts style? Meaning no commands just button mashing?

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

no that's XII. XIII has the pink haired chick.

19. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

ok I found out which FF I was thinking of. Its FFvsXII =) Thats the one I want to play :)))

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

if Sony will get an official PS Emulator going for us we can beat it on our phones and tablets. o:

21. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

FFvsXIII will be on phones and tablets? Man I cant see myself playing a hard core action-rpg on a phone or tablet to be honest... If you havent seen FFvsXIII you should check it out on youtube. It looks TITS!

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

lol my local Gamestop is actually right next door to a Verizon store and I doubt they will offer cheaper prices. But Dead Space is an awesome game though =)

5. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Game stop is in need of help, people are not buying games like that no more

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i actually use Gamefly too. i really never have to walk into a Game Stop. xD

6. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

gta 5 anyone?

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

nahhh! i'll get it for you though. c:

12. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

So what's the point?

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

If you are not sure...maybe you should do some research first.

16. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Unlike your posts Miz, there are plenty of points. To get gamers to buy tablets and to get free games. Gamestop also sells used iphone's and ipod's as well. Why? Because they can.

22. mambocream

Posts: 29; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

I assume you all are joking. The 7 free games will be android games for the tablet, not games for the PS3 or 360.

23. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

this is Game Stop why wouldn't they be? i don't exactly go into Game Stop to get at any Android Tablets but i do go in there to get games for my consoles so why not offer an initiative that helps you do that and take home an Android Tablet? not saying you're wrong, you may very well be right i'm just showing you our line of thinking.

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