We received an email in our inbox yesterday evening from GameStop letting us know that the new and used game trading outlet is officially in the business of selling Android tablets. Not just any Android tablets, mind you, but ones that have been "enhanced by GameStop to include 6 free digital games, a Digital Game Informer link, and the Kongregate Arcade app!" That's one less game than what was originally rumored last week, and at least for now, it appears these will only be sold online.
It was recently reported that GameStop would kick off a pilot program to sell Asus, Acer, and Samsung tablets in around 200 retail locations. Our email doesn't say anything about in-store Android tablet sales, but the models are the same. Up for sale on GameStop.com are these three models:
Acer Iconia 7-inch: $329
Asus Eee Pad Transformer: $399
Samsung Galaxy Tap 10.1: $499
Each tablet comes pre-loaded with a digital version of Dead Space, Monster Madness, Sonic CD, Cordy, Riptide GP, and Re-Load. The Kongregate app gives users access to thousands of free downloadable games. In addition, GameStop is selling a compatible wireless controller for an additional $39 that connects via Bluetooth and sports mapped control options and rechargeable built-in batteries with included charging cable.
So what say you, are you the least bit tempted to buy an "enhanced" Android tablet from GameStop, with our without controller?