GameStop To Launch Android Gaming Tablet Next Year


GameStop seems like they want to get into everything video game related they possibly can. First their console game streaming service, and now GameStop has announced that they will be releasing a GameStop branded Android tablet next year. GameStop president Tony Bartel has said the company has even chosen a tablet to go with.

We’re in test phase right now. But we’re excited at the prospect of coming out with this tablet. I would call it a ‘GameStop certified gaming platform.’ We looked at all the tablets and these are the ones that really worked for gaming and we’re going to give you a few benefits that you’re not going to get elsewhere.

One of those benefits will be the addition of a controller and the ability to use the aforementioned streaming service.

There’s not a lot of tablet/android based games for the consumer that are designed to use an external controller. There are a few games out there and more that are coming, but our thought is that the tablet is a great immersive gaming device so it’s hard for us to envision how that tablet will really function as such without some sort of controller. So we’ve created a controller that we’re testing to really allow for immersive gameplay. It’s hard to imagine how to stream a game – let’ say Modern Warfare 3 – onto a tablet and then play it with your finger.

While it sounds promising, it will more than likely be expensive. The prospect of being able to play console games where ever you go sounds pretty neat if you ask us. We’ll have to see where all this goes over the next year and see what else GameStop has up their sleeves with this tablet device.

GameStop chooses Android for own-brand gaming tablet
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  1. By JustAndrew on 09-12-2011 17:03

    This is probably not going to be very successful. If people want portable gaming, there are many other and better options.


  2. By VenomPB on 09-12-2011 17:39

    You've gotta do something new and exciting if you wanna get into the console market. I wouldn't call this new or exciting. Just sayin'. :P

    Or maybe I'm just not a big fan of the idea. :P


  3. By Gilbert1978 on 09-12-2011 17:52

    what's that smell???? oh yeah... failure... nice try gamestop, but no one that dumb is going to fall for your overpriced, a la carte bullcrap that you try to peddle to everyone while shopping at your crappy stores...


  4. By BigFish1812 on 09-12-2011 17:54

    Silly Gamestop this will be a failure.


  5. By IBrainn on 09-12-2011 18:37

    Silly Gamestop, dont you realize that there are many other better options for portable gaming. not only that, but everyone else is releasing tablets so there is a ton of other people doing almost the exact if not the same thing already


  6. By UFC345 on 09-12-2011 19:14

    that thing is just a laptop with half of it missing and really if i wanted to play a game in a car or something i would use my psp not some crap made by gamestop


  7. By junxtown on 09-13-2011 05:25

    ugh.... its going to fail i bet