Walmart Gets In On Used Game Purchases and Sales

Microsoft nearly flipped the used games market upside down when it first began revealing details about its Xbox One console prior to launch, though in the end, the Redmond outfit listened to its customers and reversed course. As a result, not only is the used games market still thriving, it's expanding and drawing interest from new players, such as Walmart.

Beginning March 26 (a week from today), you'll be able to bring your used games to Wally World and receive a credit that can be applied to anything sold at the store or Sam's Club. You can also use your credit for online purchases at either location.


As for the games you trade-in, they'll be refurbished and re-sold in like-new condition at a discount compared to the cost of a brand new, unopened title.

"Gaming continues to be an important business for us and we’re actively taking aim at the $2 billion pre-owned video game opportunity," said Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising and marketing officer for Walmart U.S. "When we disrupt markets and compete, our customer wins. They’ll save money on video games and have the flexibility to spend it however they want."

You'll be able to swap your games for in-store credit at more than 3,100 Walmart stores across the nation. An associate will scan the UPC code, check for damage, and provide a trade-in value. The amount will vary by title, though Walmart says it will accept thousands of games for consoles like the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.