Earlier this year the biggest specialist game retailer in the UK, GAME, launched its online marketplace that allows independent sellers to distribute their own ranges of t-shirts, merchandise and even retro games. At launch in March the selection of retro titles was almost non-existent, yet now it's been expanded to include a fairly wide range of titles.
As you'd expect Nintendo platforms are well represented in the retro games section, from SNES through to GameCube and the Game Boy Advance. It's not a particularly thorough resource for hardened collectors, however, with a number of systems missing and the selections being rather limited and - in some cases - pricey. For those yet to become familiar with the collecting scene that want to make a start, however, or perhaps hoping to pick up a particular classic with minimal effort, it's certainly a decent option.
In any case, GAME is promoting this as 'Retro Games Week' on the marketplace, and it's interesting to see how this setup for smaller traders is evolving.
What do you think of GAME's marketplace? Is it a welcome option, or does it still have too far to go in order to improve? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Thanks to John Leith for the heads up.