Toys ‘R Us, world renowned toy retailer and egrigious destroyer of proper spelling, today announced that beginning today, stores nationwide will accept video game trade-ins from nearly every system under the sun.
Unlike GameStop, Toys ‘R Us accepts games from both classic and current systems, but the company made no mention in their press release, what an Atari 2600, or Intellivision game would earn you.
The rules are simple; bring any and all games you have lying around your shack to a participating (presumably all of them) Toys ‘R Us near you, hand over your titles, and earn a gift card equal to the value of your trade in redeemable in-store or online at Toys ‘R Us and Babies ‘R Us.
“The video game trade-in program is another way we’re providing customers with additional value when they visit our stores,” said Bill Lee, Vice President, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Toys”R”Us, U.S. ‚ “This program is designed to make the exchange process completely hassle-free for customers by accepting games from even the oldest systems, including the original Atari 2600 and 32-bit Sega Genesis.”
I have to hand it to you, Toys ‘R Us corporate-folk, the idea is novel, but until we see results, well we just won’t know now will we?