GAME, that high-street game retailer that struggled through 2012 and is just about limping along today, is set to go down the hardware route, selling tablets from various manufacturers.
The game seller has of course done this sort of thing before, when it began stocking the Google Nexus 7 last year, but this time around the list of available hardware is a little longer than just one entry. The tablets that will soon be available are:
- DGM T-704S (£59.99)
- DGM T-909 (£89.99)
- ARNOVA 10D G3 (£99.99)
- ACER Iconia B1-A71 (£99.99)
- ARCHOS GamePad (£129.99)
- DGM T-1006 (£149.99)
- ASUS Google Nexus 7 32GB (£199.99)
- Apple iPad Mini 16GB (£269)
- Apple iPad 4 16GB (£399)
This covers the whole tablet price spectrum, catering to a wide variety of customers.
“Tablets are an increasingly popular gaming platform so it’s a natural step for us to be at the heart of providing these to the UK gaming community,” GAME exec Charlotte Knight said (via Eurogamer).
Good to see GAME branching out, but tablets is an interesting direction, as that’s not something it sells many games for. It’s like a garage selling cars for a manufacturer they don’t have any spare parts for. You’re sort of encouraging people to go elsewhere.