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GameStop wants your old consoles and games for trade-in

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GameStop will begin accepting old consoles, games and accessories for trade beginning April 25 in about 250 stores, a representative from the company told IGN.

For now, those those stores are limited to the New York and Birmingham, Ala. markets. Those interested in boosting or unloading their classic game collections will be able to order through GameStop's website and through its "pick up at store" system.

If accepting trade-ins for hardware as old as the Nintendo Entertainment System proves its worth, the company will make the program national "later this year."

Beyond Nintendo's original console, GameStop customers will also be able to purchase and trade for the Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, the original PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and the Sega Dreamcast.

"We will bring all of the product back through the Refurbishment Operations Center for inspection, testing and repair," a GameStop representative said. All told, the company expects it to increase the number of purchasable items by about 5,000.

In early March, GameStop announced that it would begin accepting used PlayStation 2 systems for trade. That policy reversed the company's decision to stop accepting PS2 systems in June 2013.