7-Eleven to Offer Games Alongside Snacks, Slurpees

By Blake Ellison, Nov 20, 2008 8:00pm PST Convenience store 7-Eleven is getting itself into the games retail business by selling seven games this holiday season as well as pre-paid game cards for a variety of online services.

The home of the Slurpee beverage has already started selling a few high-profile releases this month, including Guitar Hero: World Tour, Gears of War 2 and Fallout 3. Like other retailers, 7-Eleven promises to offer advance reservations and midnight sales of new releases, according to a press release.

Adding further convenience to the new game shop, a wide selection of pre-paid cards will be available, ranging from MMOs like World of Warcraft to gift cards for Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. Cards will also be on offer for micro-transaction-based game sites such as Nexon.

The store has previously dabbled in game retail by carrying high-profile releases including entries in the Halo and Gears of War series.

7-Eleven, the world's largest chain store of any kind, runs just over 6,000 stores in the United States, which is more than GameStop's 5,100 stores worldwide.

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  • I work at a seven eleven and we have had quite a few people stop by trying to pick up wrath of the lich king. Unfortunatly to date we have sold 0 copies of any games to any customers, only one to a girl that works there for her son. I bought HALO 3 when it came out on release day which was cool and super convenient. Unfortunatly for us there are gamestops, gamecrazys within 5 minutes of us so if you know where seven eleven is you know where gamestop is.

    Neat idea, too much competition.

    Oh yeah, if you come by the seven eleven I work at for Halo 3, Smackdown Vs. Raw, Fallout 3, or WoLTK you can pick up a free 4 pack of monsters to go with your game :)