Friday, March 11, 2011

Grab Those GBA Mega Man Games While You Can

Looking to snag yourself a used copy of Mega Man & Bass from GameStop?  Well, you might want to act fast -- the Game Boy Advance is on the way out.

With the Nintendo 3DS rapidly approaching release in North America, GameStop is preparing to phase out all GameBoy Advance-related content very, very soon.  Come April 2nd, the retailer will cease all trade-ins for GameBoy Advance systems and games; this according to sources at Joystiq.

The GBA is home to MANY Mega Man games -- sixteen titles, to be precise (that includes multiple versions).  Used copies of most are plentiful, but after April 2nd stock won't be replenished; once they're gone, they're gone.  That said, now might be a good time to run out and pick up any games you've missed in the past, especially those that don't have their own Nintendo DS collection counterpart (i.e Battle Network!).

There's also been some talk of a GBA clearance sale in the future, but nothing's official yet. In any case, it'd be wise to keep an eye out.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to secure a copy of Battle Chip Challenge.