Gamestop Goes Full Throttle With Android Gaming
Gamestop has announced that they will be expanding their Android gaming market to over 1,600 stores nationwide. As handheld console sales dwindle and game makers are increasingly showing off tablet optimized games, it seems that Gamestop is now ready to take the plunge. The move comes after the company began testing the waters of Android gaming in a select 200 markets last October. Their hardware lineup has expanded as well and now includes Asus's Transformer OG and Prime, Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, Acer's Iconia Tab A200 and A100, as well as Toshiba's Excite 10. The tablets will come pre-installed with a few apps and games including Sonic CD, Riptide, Kongregate Arcade, and a free digital issue of Game Informer. In terms of pricing retail is expected, but customers can trade in older hardware towards their purchase and in some cases, even get an added bonus credit for doing so. Android has grown into a thriving gaming platform and with companies like Gamestop fully supporting it, we should see it thrive even more. Let us know what you think.