GameStop Stores Selling EarthBound Virtual Console Downloads

By Ishaan . December 17, 2013 . 10:30am

Believe it or not, certain GameStop stores appear to be stocking something relating to EarthBound. According to a report at Earthbound Central, a GameStop in Houston, Texas has been selling download cards for the Wii U Virtual Console version of the game.


The GameStop in question also had empty game boxes that were re-used and fitted with information on various Virtual Console titles. The box for EarthBound can be seen below:


It would seem that you can’t actually buy these boxes—they appear to be for display purposes only, which is a pity. Still, it is interesting that anything EarthBound-related is being sold in a physical store again (Although, you could just buy the Virtual Console release off GameStop’s online store).

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  • At least it probably gets folks to notice it. Love the Wii U VC release of Earthbound!

  • Pdugna

    ehh guess it’s good way to show some new people what Earthbound is….

  • InfectedAI

    Although, you could just buy the Virtual Console release off the eShop.

  • Barrylocke89

    There might be some people who played the game back in the day but don’t watch the VC. Hopefully this gets a few sales from them.

  • Maumac77

    We’ve had those for a while now with a bunch of other VC games to buy as well. Probably a good alternative besides putting your card on there for kids to just buy things. Cause some people just neglect to set parental controls

  • NimbusStev

    EarthBound is the #1 reason that I still plan to get a WiiU at some point.

  • Guest

    EarthBound is a timeless game and it deserves all the attention it can get!

  • deadMastershiro

    I want this on 3ds.

  • idrawrobots

    GameStop is also selling Wii Sports Club games for strange prices.

  • Ace Trainer Chris

    Pretty sure it’s not a download card, but rather a download CODE that’s printed on the receipt when you buy it.

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