GameStop has officially started selling their previously promised tablets. No, these are not new gadgets, rather, they are pre-existing Android tablets loaded with GameStop content. There’s also the possibility that the retailer will take its game-streaming service out of limited beta and make it available on these devices.
Right now, the company is touting three separate devices from three separate companies: the Acer Iconica 7″ ($329), the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer ($399) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab ($499). The prices appear competitive, but a quick search in Google reveals that you could actually find each device for slightly less.
For $39 more, you can bundle GameStop’s proprietary Bluetooth controller with your purchase.
Buy any of the three tablets offered (with or without the controller option) and GameStop will include six pre-loaded games and one gaming application. The bonus software lineup, as per GameStop’s site:
- Dead Space
- Sonic CD
- Monster Madness
- Riptide GP
- Kongregate Arcade App
The tablets are reportedly being sold at 200 physical GameStop shops around the United States. Additionally, those interested can purchase either of the offered tablets and bundles online and have them shipped anywhere in the U.S.
Are any of you folks considering one of these GameStop tablets?