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Wal-Mart enters used games business

By Frank Cifaldi

Tue 19 May 2009 7:26am GMT / 3:26am EDT / 12:26am PDT

Major US retailer begins test-marketing used game kiosks with partner e-Play

Major US retailer Wal-Mart has entered the used games market by test-marketing an automated game trade-in kiosk.

The kiosks are currently being tested in 77 Wal-Mart locations in the eastern United States. According to kiosk partner e-Play's website, participants sell games by directly inserting a game disc into the machine, and receive trade-in money directly to their credit or debit card within 2-3 business days.

For now, trade-in prices are determined by e-Play through what the company describes as a proprietary algorithm that can change frequently, according to a Kotaku report.

Wal-Mart is a chain of department stores that is one of the largest game retailers in the US. Last year it was named the top US games retailer by IGN.

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