GameStop now sells the tablets at at 1,600 stores. Each tablet will have some content already loaded on it. The Kongregate Arcade app and a game informer magazine, a digital copy, will be on each tablet.
According to USAToday
, GameStop will have tablets from quite a few manufacturers, including Samsung, Asus, Toshiba and Acer. Refurbished models of the iPad by Apple are also for sale at GameStop.
According to PCWorld
, an Acer Iconia 8GB tablet will go for around $230, while a Samsung Galaxy 16GB tablet will sell for around $400 and an Asus Transformer Prime 32GB will cost $500. The pre-owned iPads will start at $300.
Last year Tony Bartel, GameStop's president, said that GameStop was thinking about creating its own tablet if the company could not find an Android tablet that was good for gaming. It was shortly after that, the company decided to sell a few Android tablets at some of their store locations, according too RedOrbit
The latest move by GameStop coincides with a trend that keeps on growing. That trend is gamers who are turning away from handheld and standalone devices and going for tablets and smartphones instead.