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Walmart Doubles Down in Video Gaming

by Pennie on March 28, 2014


With more than 880 million used games sitting in homes across the U.S., I’m excited to share that Walmart is ready to shake up the marketplace and is taking aim at the $2 billion pre-owned video game opportunity.

Starting this past Wednesday, March 26, the more than 110 million gamers across the country were able to trade in their video games and apply the value immediately towards the purchase of anything sold at Walmart and Sam’s Club, both in stores and online. The traded-in games are then sent to be refurbished and made available for purchase in like-new condition starting this summer. This is a new category for us and something our customers have been asking for.

Ultimately, when Walmart disrupts markets and competes, our customer wins.

How it Works

Walmart’s video game trade-in program is easy.

  • Customers bring their working video games, in the original packaging, to the electronics department.
  • Associates scan the UPC code on the case and evaluate the game for obvious damage such as deep scratches or cracks.
  • The customer is then provided with a trade-in value for each game to accept.
  • The total value accepted by the customer is awarded immediately and can be applied at checkout in a Walmart store or Sam’s Club, or online at or

Available at more than 3,100 Walmart stores nationwide, the new trade-in service will accept thousands of games for popular consoles like the Sony PlayStation3 and Microsoft Xbox 360.

Here’s a short video to show you just how easy it is:

Trade-in value will vary.  But if you want to get an idea of what your game or console could be worth you can check here to get a trade-in estimate.


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1 MaryJane March 28, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Good to know about WalMarts video game trade in program.

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