10 May

Following the bankruptcy of used-game retailer Game Crazy last week, Walmart has confirmed that it is currently running an experiment in five stores that might signal the retailers re-entry in the used game market. An earlier cooperation with E-Play and Walmart failed when the service provider ceased operations in February earlier this year. The new cooperation with Game Trade will currently only be limited to the five experimental locations, with a Walmart representative stating that more locations will only be opened after the organization has evaluated consumer feedback.

The representative further stated that “these locations will offer previously-owned games, movies and entertainment hardware at competitive values.  Game Trade stores will accept trade-ins of media and other entertainment items for Game Trade store credit or cash.”