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GameStop Reinstates PS2 Trade-Ins

Yeah, well, they can't have mine.

Retailer GameStop hasn't accepted PS2's in trade since June of 2013. But due to "high demand," they're once again asking for your old systems.

The PlayStation 2 remains the best-selling video game console of all time by a long shot (over 160 million sold), and the fact that it can play all PS2 and PS1 games gives it a ridiculously huge library. Let's also not forget that for many veteran gamers, there are experiences on that system that you simply can't find anymore. The advancement of technology has been positive but it has also eradicated various forms of gameplay that are very different from what we have today.

Said GameStop in a statement:

"The video game console that had captured millions of hearts around the world continues to breathe life. The Sony PlayStation 2 is known for its vast library of games and being the top selling video game console of all-time. GameStop knows that a demand for this iconic piece of video game history is still high and will once again buy back PS2 consoles."

You won't get much for it, though. GameStop is offering $25 store credit to those who bring in a PS2 with a power cable, A/V cable, and one controller. You get $20 for the system without these accessories. ...hell, I wouldn't give 'em mine if they were offering $500.

Tags: ps2, playstation 2, ps2 trade ins, ps2 gamestop

3/2/2015 11:36:53 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (8 posts)

Monday, March 02, 2015 @ 12:05:00 PM

There's one reason I still want a ps2. Tekken 5.
And not because of Tekken 5.
( temjin you're insane)

No. Tekken 5 contains arcade versions of Tekken 3, 2, and the original.
The arcade version of Tekken 3 had a clear visual advantage over the PSX version. It was and is the only way I can relive my glory days from home.

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Monday, March 02, 2015 @ 2:06:10 PM

I have all my old game systems. Can't seem to let them go. Must be nostalgia.

Good memories. I have plugged in the PS2 now and again to play the odd game that did not make it to a HD version.

Sorry Gamestop/EBGames... I'm keeping mine.

Keep playing!

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Monday, March 02, 2015 @ 3:07:53 PM

Keep regretting everyday trading in my PS1, ****.

Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 3/2/2015 3:08:15 PM

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Monday, March 02, 2015 @ 6:06:11 PM

I've never understood why people trade in older games/systems. You seldom get a fair price and it's always fun to enjoy a classic game on its original system.

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mk ultra
Monday, March 02, 2015 @ 7:05:44 PM

I still got mine hooked up to my main T.V. And until they make a decent surfing game for the current hardware it will remain. Seriously the last good surfing game was Transworld Surf in 2002.

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Monday, March 02, 2015 @ 8:07:01 PM

i still have every PSX system hooked up somewhere in my house to serve some sort of function, my PS1 is in my dads mancave to play his cds, the PS2 is down there for DVDs and the PS3 is in the living room for DVD/blu-ray and streaming services and of course the PS4 is in my room for all my gaming needs

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Monday, March 02, 2015 @ 11:58:45 PM

well i guess if i could get my origonal ps2 fixed then i would do that but mum and dad did get another one, one of the slim ones so we're good

i'll keep mine sry but not really.

happy gaming

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015 @ 8:29:05 AM

For $25? LOL... yeah, no.

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