Innovation

Trade in used video games for Walmart credit

By  Justin Williamson, Director, Entertainment, Walmart March 18, 2014

Walmart Customer Shops for Video Games

There are almost a billion video games, sitting unused in homes across the United States.  Starting next week, those games can be traded for eGift cards at Walmart.

Walmart already has the second-largest market share in the video game industry, and with more than 110 million gamers in the U.S., we see enormous potential in the $2 billion pre-owned video game business opportunity.

New releases will still remain the focus of our business, but we’re excited to give customers the option to buy used games in great condition.  When we disrupt markets and compete, our customer wins. Our strategy is to pay more for used games, sell new and used games for less, and give our customers the flexibility to spend their money how they want.


Customers will be able to apply the trade-in amount for their video games immediately toward the purchase of anything sold at Walmart and Sam’s Club, both in stores and online. And as you know, a Walmart gift card is pretty much cash…you can buy a new game, groceries, socks, TVs, a bike and more.

Starting this summer, customers will be able to purchase “Certified Pre-Owned” video games in our stores and on Walmart.com. This is a new category for us and something our customers have been asking for.

Trade-in for Wii, Xbox, PS4 and other games starts today for Walmart associates and trade-in begins March 26 for customers at more than 3,100 stores nationwide.

Learn more about how our video game trade-in works: news.walmart.com/videogames

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33 Comments

Justin MorrisonDECEMBER 11, 2014 7:07 PM

Are you accepting consoles Ps4/Xone? If so what are the trade in amounts? Thanks

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Caitlin BrownDECEMBER 15, 2014 2:00 PM

Hi Justin. Try going to https://walmart.cexchange.com/online/Gaming/index.rails to enter in your consoles and to calculate a potential trade in offer.

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Anthony AviñaNOVEMBER 24, 2014 10:47 PM

Is there an age restriction to take part? I'm 17 and have several games I want to trade in for credit but every type of store like this requires 18 years or older, for cash or credit alike.

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Caitlin BrownNOVEMBER 26, 2014 9:45 AM

Hi Anthony. Yes, you do need to be 18 in order to take part in this program. Perhaps there's someone that you can have help you. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the program.

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Junior DucatelNOVEMBER 19, 2014 1:31 PM

Just got madden as a present by accident. Need to trade it in somewhere and Walmart gives 88 more cents them gamestop. Still doesn't seem worth it. I won't even bother putting my other games in the trade value appraisal thingy. Considering the NFL game is brand new and not even opened. Blehh. Just like everywhere else these companies just make big profit off us. Nothing is rely fair trade. Like walmarts work load and pay rates for their employees. lol. Glad they have a trade system though haha.

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