It is known that in every business the merchandise has to move, come out somehow, because keeping it in the store and storing it implies a cost. Hence, the option for those products that were simply no longer sold is destruction, whether it be food or any object. Unfortunately, this also happens in GameStop video game stores and some workers shared the terrible testimonials.
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Destroyed! This is what happens to old video games at GameStop
Through a post on Twitter, a user who claimed to be a former GameStop worker revealed what the chain orders to be done with old video games, especially those from previous consoles that continue to occupy space in a branch. The testimony was shared after the chain reported that it would no longer receive “retro” games as a form of exchange or payment, and in this context the former worker pointed out that what will happen to titles from previous generations is that they will be destroyed.
Hi it’s me. I worked for GameStop once.
Now that they are taking Retro Games, I’m pretty sure that later on when they decide to stop taking Retro Games, their stock of Retro Games will be destroyed.
Meaning there will be less retro games on the planet.
— Tomm Hulett (@Hypnocrite) June 2, 2023
Yes, the workers will not be able to buy them, take them, preserve them, nothing, the GameStop order applied by each manager is that these video games must be destroyed. According to another user who said he had worked at a GameStop for 2 years, his worst experience in that regard was witnessing the destruction of a batch of original PlayStation video games: “I worked at a GameStop for 2 years and even though I had my Part of weirdos, criminals, and Karens, my worst lasting memory is watching the manager stomp a bunch of PS games we couldn’t take. I watched an original Castlevania: Symphony of the Night fall to smithereens under his heel.”
I worked at a gamestop for two years and even though I had my share of weirdos, criminals, and Karens, my worst enduring memory is watching the manager stomp a bunch of ps1 games we couldn’t take but the guy left anyway. I watched an original SOTN shatter under his heel.
— Skeleton J. Hero (@SkeletonHero) June 2, 2023
Subsequently, the former GameStop worker who began with the testimonials revealed that the same thing happened at some point with the magazines that were in the branches because the managers’ order was to tear off the covers and throw everything in the trash: “you were supposed to start covers and throw them away and if our manager was working that night, you’d be in trouble just for bringing them home.”
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Sadly, it looks like the fate of old video games will be the same at GameStop locations, a shame from a preservation standpoint.
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