According to the Wall Street Journal, GameStop will be testing the sales of Android tablets made by Acer, Asus and Samsung in 200 of their stores. Each tablet will come with 7 free games including EA’s hit “Dead Space”. The tablets will also support GameStop’s new controller out of the box and be priced the same as if you had picked it up at Office Depot or Best Buy, without the free games of course.
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The controller is sold separately but gives the gamer access to cloud based games that are said to be of console quality.
TechCrunch’s resident game guy Devin Coldewey doesn’t seem to think this strategy will work. Coldewey says that the people who buy Android tablets, and not gamers. He also says that true gamers don’t shop at GameStop.
We were under the impression that GameStop would brand their own device for this game content. So far Sony is the only company that has tried to make gaming the focal point for Android devices and the response so far has been lackluster at best. The Sony S tablet has access to the PlayStation store but from what we’ve seen no one is lining up to buy this one.
Would you buy an Android tablet from GameStop?