GameStop welcomes app gaming, begins selling Android tablets

GameStop welcomes app gaming, begins selling Android tablets

In a reflection of the changing gaming landscape, retail video game store GameStop has begun selling Android tablets at 1,600 of its locations.

The shift in strategy comes as more people look to their smartphones and tablets for gaming rather than handheld or standalone consoles.

Among the tablets that will be for sale at the store are the Asus Transformer Primer, $499.99; Asus Eee Pad Transformer, $349.99; the Acer Iconia Tab A200 through June 2 for $299.99; the 8GB Acer Iconia, $229.99; the 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab, $399.99; and the Toshiba Excite 10 for $499.99.

GameStop will also sell refurbished iPad 1s starting at $285, according to spokeswoman for the company.

The Android tablets will come complete with free game apps and a digital copy of Game Informer magazine.

The video game retailer begin selling Android tablets last year at 200 of its stores.

Tuesday’s news brings those devices to many more locations, but if your local GameStop isn’t among them, you can also look to the Internet to purchase tablets from the retailer.

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