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GameStop will begin selling Apple devices

GameStop will soon be carrying Apple devices, including iPads, iPhones, and iPods. This week the retailer began accepting iOS devices as trade-ins for in-store credit, which is likely a method of phasing in used products before introducing new devices. GameStop made the announcement Apple's devices would be sold in its stores during a trade show in Las Vegas last week, reports 9to5mac.com

The new product line hitting GameStop shelves may coincide with the new iPhone5 coming out in October, which could give both companies a push - not that Apple really needs one. The company sold 20.34 million iPhones during the June quarter of 2011. For GameStop this is the latest in a series of bold moves. It also began beta testing its game streaming service and experimenting with digital distribution, recently. So as brick and mortar stores continue to become less necessary, iOS devices may provide one more reason to keep GameStop around.

Sep 7, 2011

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  • Rowdie - September 8, 2011 7:25 a.m.

    I really don't get the negativity. Should they just close up shop without a fight like so many record stores and movie rental places and books stores?
  • ibeberger - September 8, 2011 9:35 a.m.

    Agreed, if anything I think its a positive since I'm sure there are people out there who want used iDevices but don't want to deal with the possible scams, frustration and lack of brick & mortar convenience that often enough come with buying used products online. Beside all of that even, who the hell cares anyhow? I'd love to know anyone's reasoning why GameStop's choice of merchandise bears any impact on them whatsoever. I guess the answer is just trolling message-boarders are trolls.
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  • AuthorityFigure - September 8, 2011 1:45 a.m.

    Hopefully it will make the good games and good units cheaper for me. So buy up, fashion-victims.
  • CitizenWolfie - September 8, 2011 1:34 a.m.

    Chuh. F*cking Gamestop.
  • ThatsWhatSheSaid - September 7, 2011 4:59 p.m.

    insert 'Archer' reference <here> :)
  • Z-man427 - September 7, 2011 4:35 p.m.

    The answer to a question that no one really asked
  • TheIronMaiden - September 7, 2011 2:41 p.m.

    I knew this was coming 6 months ago when I saw that ipods were now in our trade in section on the POS system. -former gamestop employee
  • LeSieg - September 7, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    Seeing a bunch of artsy-fartsies and hipsters in my local Gamestop will be a funny contrast for a week or two.
  • EnigmaSpirit - September 7, 2011 2:26 p.m.

    Gamestop, I am getting more and more disappointed in you.
  • codystovall - September 7, 2011 2:25 p.m.

    This seems stupid to me but whatever....
  • Redeater - September 7, 2011 2:18 p.m.

    Gamestop shoppers and iPad shoppers. Pretty much meant for each other.
  • tareq - September 7, 2011 2:14 p.m.

    Soooooooooooooooo...does this make iPhones/iPads legitimate gaming devices?
  • AuthorityFigure - September 8, 2011 1:44 a.m.

    No, it makes them legitimate retail devices. Gamestop does not dictate to us as to what a platform for games is.
  • therawski - September 8, 2011 8:17 a.m.

    Only if you intend on being bored.
  • Dabenguin - September 7, 2011 2:04 p.m.

    Now I'll be asked more things when I want to buy a game. Recaptcha: "lambda, y over pi, cb, and a backwards h"

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