We now know new details regarding Gamestop’s trade-in for retro consoles and games. First of all, Gamestop will take any game, console, or first-party accessory, as long as it is for the NES, SNES, or N64. When trading-in hardware, Gamestop will check to make sure it powers on and that the visuals are all working properly. All games will be inspected visually, but not actually tested in the console.
After trading-in any retro material, Gamestop will send it to their facilities for testing and repair. All new cartridges will receive a new battery, no matter if it works or not.
It will take approximately two months for Gamestop to refurbish any traded in hardware/software before it goes on sale again. Gamestop will also offer all sold products a 30-day warranty.
This trade-in program will begin in New York City and Birmingham this Saturday, with the rest of Gamestops seeing a full rollout later this year.