Whenever a new generation of consoles are released you’ll usually find that stores like GameStop will keep the older generation’s used games and consoles, at least for a little while. After all, there are still tons of different games and machines out there, and not everybody can drop 300 dollars on the latest system when what they already have is working fine. After awhile, though, as the latest generation starts seeing more and more games available for the system, that older generation starts to go out of fashion, and loses shelf space fairly quickly. Finally, after 13 years and Microsoft’s and Sony’s latest consoles coming just around the corner, GameStop has announced that they will no longer be taking any PS2 trade ins after June 1st.
Thirteen years is a long time for a console to still be considered relevant enough to deal with its games. After all, the Xbox 360 and PS3 have been around themselves since 2005 and 2006, respectively, which is long for a console generation. I guess that’s what happens when a console is one of the best-selling units ever, with over 150 million consoles sold worldwide.
So folks, if you have a PS2 you’re looking to get rid of, you better go and trade it in now while you still can. And if you’re looking to get a game or two to round out your collection, you better start looking now. After all, once GameStop sells out the rest of their PS2 stock after June 1st, they won’t be getting any more, and you know there’ll be some jerk who will jack the prices up on eBay.