It’s no question that retro games still play a huge role in today’s game market. Without them, we wouldn’t have such high demand for NES, SNES, and N64 games on Nintendo’s Virtual Console. Luckily, we won’t have to resort for download-only versions of classic titles. Games released during the 80’s and 90’s have been harder to come by as time progresses, but GameStop is looking to alleviate that.
The video game retailer is planning on introducing the Retro Video Game Program to New York City and Birmingham on April 25th. About 250 stores will participate in the program as test markets and will sell games and systems belonging to the followings brands and models:
- Nintendo Entertainment System
- Super Nintendo Entertainment System
- Sega Genesis
- Nintendo 64
- Sega Dreamcast
The games and systems can be purchased through GameStop’s official website or through the web in-store system. A GameStop representative told IGN that the retro consoles and games will come with the same warranty as current used and refurbished items. If the project is deemed successful, the program will be launched across multiple cities in the U.S.