Wii U

GameStop Stores Selling EarthBound Virtual Console Downloads


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).

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.