At the first ever GameStop Expo in San Antonio, Texas this year, CEO Paul Raines revealed some interesting details in an interview with Polygon.
The possible expansion into vintage games. It’s not official yet, but it’s an excellent business decision if GameStop does in fact decide to open up a vintage online store. Assuming their prices are reasonable, collectors of these older games will rejoice. I know for a fact there are still a few Marvel Comics games on the Sega Genesis I’m still looking for to complete my collection of Marvel Comics games.
Here is what Raines told Polygon about the possible expansion into vintage games:
“We’ve got them. We think there’s a vintage sales opportunity, so we’re accumulating some inventory. It’s a big idea, and there’s a few problems with it. The first one is sourcing the product, the condition, the refurbishment, all that stuff. But there’s a customer for it. And we’re working on some stuff we haven’t announced yet.
“If you go to eBay and look at all of the gaming stuff that’s on there, it’s unbelievable. Collector’s stuff. We’ve got to be in that business. We will be.”
“Our website is becoming unbelievably rich. We can’t just be trying to go head-to-head with Amazon, beating each other to death on delivery dates. We do plenty of that. But we’ve got to be a destination for gamers where, for cool stuff for gaming, you’ve got to go to Gamestop.”
Any other collectors out there looking for some hard to find games? If so, which ones?