7-Eleven to Offer Games Alongside Snacks, Slurpees

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.