While retro games are universally loved by the masses, sometimes nostalgia falls flat among certain gamers. If you happen to be one of these gamers, and feel your old consoles aren’t giving you that same feeling, Gamestop is offering a chance to free up some space from those childhood consoles collecting dust.

A pilot sales and trade-in program for retro consoles, accessories, and their respective games will be implemented beginning April 25th in it’s NYC and Birmingham markets.

According to a Gamestop spokesperson, the stores will begin accepting “games, systems and select accessories for most ‘retro’ platforms,” even going as far back as the NES. If successful, Gamestop plans to implement the program nationally “later this year.”

The retro consoles that are available for trade-in and purchase are NES, Super NES, SEGA Genesis, PlayStation, N64, and SEGA Dreamcast. This program will bring the retro era to a new generation by allowing Gamestop to raise the number of games available for purchase by “about 5000.”

“We will bring all of the product back through the Refurbishment Operations Center for inspection, testing and repair,” GameStop tells IGN. The rate of time between when the program goes into effect by accepting trades and when the products will be put on sale is estimated at maybe 2 months. This gives the company a wide array of processing time and “time to build up a good assortment for retro games fans to select from when shopping.”

That being said, this won’t be available to anyone going into their local Gamestop expecting to see their childhood games on display, the program is only available through the online web system.


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