This week you’re going to be able to begin your tapping of the Nintendo 2Ds with a lovely "Peach Pink" color straight from GameStop. Nintendo has decided to bestow this rather unique tone upon the gaming sales company as an exclusive release that includes a Disney Magical World case to boot. Unfortunate for Mario lovers, this is not "Peach" like Mario’s Peach - but we can pretend!
This morning a report was delivered about order cancellations for the game Watch Dogs, a title set to be delivered some time in early 2014. This game had been delayed in the past, so it would have been a relatively large deal if the game were delayed any further than it already had been. The good news is that the cancellations were due to an error in Gamestop's software, not due to the game not being deliverable on time.
The official launch date for Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag will be here before you know it. We already know that the game will launch on October 29. If you haven't pre-ordered the game, GameStop is offering up some interesting exclusives to people who pre-ordered that may have you reaching for your credit card. One of the special offers is an upgrade offer allowing Xbox 360 gamers to trade their standard version of the game for the standard Xbox One version or only $9.99.
GameStop has announced a game trade up offer in some European countries intended to take the anxiety out of purchasing current generation console games. The upgrade offer allows customers in some European areas a limited time opportunity to upgrade the standard edition PS3 and Xbox 360 games for copies that work on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. The upgrade won't be offered for free.
GameStop is one of the go-to brick-and-mortar establishments for many gamers for their gaming needs, and the store has been offering gamers the chance to pre-order next-generation consoles, including the PlayStation 4 from Sony. However, GameStop has halted pre-orders for the new console, as inventory is beginning to dry up.
It's apparent this afternoon that Gamestop is seeing the first of a line of Nintendo-send "Basic Recall" notes for the Wii U basic 8GB model. This model is the smallest and least expensive of the Wii U units out on the market today, this suggesting that the machine is not being called back by Nintendo because of any defect, instead only moving to usher in a new wave of lowered prices and higher capacities.
In what we're guessing is a move to prepare for the PlayStation 4 rush, GameStop has announced that they will begin the process of clearing out PlayStation 2 inventory by halting all trade-ins of PlayStation 2 games and equipment beginning June 1. GameStop has confirmed that all locations in the US will be affected.
GameStop has been operating a trade-in program for electronics for a while now. This program allows you to trade-in gadgets such as smartphones, tablets, and MP3 players that you no longer need for store credit. That store credit can be used towards the purchase of just about anything else you might desire including video games and gaming accessories.
There is speculation going around that the demand for the PlayStation 4 will outpace the available supply for the console system at launch. Gamestop stated that around 900,000 of its members have signed up for its "PlayStation 4 First To Know List". While it's more of a pre-registration than it is pre-orders, Gamestop says that its lists are usually a "strong indicator" for the number of people planning on pre-ordering the device.
Let me say this loud and clear: any game console that tries to block used games will fail. And I, along with other gamers, will be happy to see it.
Over the last year or so, we’ve been hearing rumors that Microsoft’s next console, currently codenamed Durango, could ban used games. Microsoft, of course, hasn’t said anything on the matter, deciding instead to keep its plans close to the vest until it finally has the chance to unveil the device to the world. But the steady drumbeat of claims that the console won’t support used games is concerning.
It's only been a few days since the PlayStation 4 was officially announced, but retailers are already beginning to take pre-orders for the gaming console. In the United Kingdom, Game Retail Limited, and ShopTo are already taking pre-orders for the gaming console. With a small deposit, customers are able to reserve the PS4 just in time for the holidays. Amazon's UK website also has a dedicated PlayStation 4 section that allows people to sign-up to be notified when the PlayStation 4 is available to be pre-ordered.