Poundland just started selling video games.
And we’re not talking about those terrible and unwanted PS3 or Xbox 360 titles that still litter some shop shelevs.
Oh no, the budget shop is even stocking PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hits!
The older titles are second-hand games provided by Music Magpie.
If you don’t know it, web-based Music Magpie will basically buy your old games, CDs, DVDs off you rather than you throwing them away.
So now well looked after games are being refurbished by the firm and then put up for sale in 350 of Poundland’s stores across Britain.
And that will rise to 400 by March as gamers flock to their local pound shop for a bargain deal.
The games, bizarrely, cost £5 from the store and some of the newer hits, like the original space shooter Destiny and open world Fallout: New Vegas are “professionally refurbished”.
Admitedly, you do also have a choice between older Xbox 360 titles and last-generation PS3 hits too, but hopefully there will be more copies of GTA V instead of XXX
In the future the firm wants to start stocking Wii U games too, according to Gsmesindustry.biz.
But Nintendo Switch titles won’t be stocked because they’re too new and costly.
But there is a plan to sell accessories such as controllers and power packs.
“This is an exciting new range we’ve launched,” said senior buyer Richard Brewin.
“It will include a mix of both new and professionally refurbished lines.”
He continued: “There is a wide choice [of titles] available for customers, which will continually churn.
“We have always been clear that in addition to our £1 price point we would offer products at £2 and £5, allowing us to move into new categories and this is a great example of that – offering customers even more amazing value.”
The news comes after another big sale was announced this week, but on the PC platform Steam.
PC players can save loads with the Lunar New Year sale that’s currently live on Steam.
But these PC offers won’t be around for long as they end on February 19th.
The site suggests there are “thousands” of games discounted, including the likes of The Witcher 3, Stardew Valley, Left 4 Dead 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
You can find them all here: https://store.steampowered.com/lunarnewyear
On top of this, the Lunar New Year Sale brings with it changes to the Steam Wishlist, with new sorting and filtering options.
“Some games have a Deluxe Edition or multiple Starter Pack options that make the offer more complicated. Some games even add or change the offers available over time, so we wouldn’t want to make assumptions about which version you are ultimately interested in when you hit ‘add to cart’,” Valve explained.
“With that in mind, games with a single purchase option can now be added directly to your cart, but for games with alternative purchase options, you can click through to the store page to find the right option for you.”