Gamestop Begins Selling Tablets In-Store and Online Starting Today

Looks like Gamestop is ready to jump on the tablet craze (if there is one) with the addition of a few tablets making their way to the video game retailer starting today.  Gamestop will be selling the Acer Iconia Tab A100, ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and the Samsung Galaxy Tab in 200 of their stores as part of a test program. Each of the tabs will have access to Kongregate’s Arcade app store including 7 free games including Dead Space, Madden and Sonic CD. If the test program goes well, Gamestop will ship out more tabs to stores in 2012.

Prices for these tablets are near identical as you would find at any other retailers with the Iconia Tab 8GB being offered for $330, Transformer for $400 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 coming in at $500. Gamestop loves their bundles and the tabs will be offering their own with accessories like a Bluetooth gamepad for some serious tablet gaming.

What do you guys think? Could these tablets be a hit for the holiday season?

[Gamestop via Electronista]

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  • Jesse Hamlin

    Is this the future of portable gaming?

    • ExtremeT

      Almost, it will be once all the streaming services arrive like OnLive and Steam

      • dephyre

        Steam isn’t a streaming service.

    • LunchBokz

      I think so. Sayonara, PSP and whatever Nintendo is offering.

      • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

        I was just tweeting this today — I’ve recently filled up my Evo 3D to the brim with app games. I was thinking getting a separate Android device dedicated to app games but then I was like, “Why don’t I just wait for the Playstation Vita?” But then again.. Android games are like 75% cheaper than handheld games and I’m a cheap gamer =p

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V6HQAPOJ4NATCV7M5CEMVBF4PM Dai Kun

          But what about Final Fantasy Type 0!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V6HQAPOJ4NATCV7M5CEMVBF4PM Dai Kun

          I’m a cheap gamer too and I don’t even buy games for my PSP or DS when I can get games that satisfy my needs on my phone… but I have to get Final Fantasy type 0 :D

  • koolkat2

    Im getting the a100. If this takes off i can have some serious gaming on my tab, and if not, i still have a tab

  • Ryan

    Give me the Transformer Prime and ill be the first in line at Gamestop

  • godrilla

    No transformer 2 prime? Meh gamestop epic fail. Buy from newegg free shipping no tax, and loads of deals as well.

    • Matthew Merrick

      um, it hasn’t been released yet.

  • http://Phandroid deh2002

    I know Samsung has it’s fans and i’m one of them but I own a transformer and don’t see any reason as to why anyone would pay an extra $100 for the galaxy tab. I know it’s lighter but really a honeycomb tablet is a honeycomb tablet. Really it would be like htc making an iPad. It’s going to do the same thing that the apple iPad does.

  • HalfwayCrook

    Wasnt gamestop developing its own tablet???

    • Kobby Laast

      They gave up and are selling Android tablets but they will give an option to get a new wireless Android gaming controller.

  • rohan

    This wont go well.. as I hope it will you got bestbuy…

  • Pkmmte

    They’re also selling the Motorola Xoom ($499) and the Viewsonic VPAD7 ($299) on their website. Just saying…

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  • Darkseider

    Not only is this the future of portable gaming but the future of portable computing and possibly computing in general.