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​You Now Need Approval To Sell Your Old Nintendo Games On Amazon

​You Now Need Approval To Sell Your Old Nintendo Games On Amazon

Amazon has contacted its sellers to tell them it will no longer be allowing second-hand sales of Nintendo products without approval. This doesn't just apply to the Switch but all the way back through Nintendo's back-catalogue. If you want to sell your old Gamecube, you'll need to hope Amazon signs off on the list or go somewhere else.

"As part of our ongoing efforts to provide the best possible customer experience, we are implementing approval requirements for Nintendo products," Amazon wrote in an email to sellers who had previously listed Nintendo products.

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What's annoying sellers more is that the email came through on October 31, saying if they didn't get approval on that day then their product listings would be removed, giving them little time to get their listings approved.

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Nintendo Switch / Credit: Nintendo
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If you're still wanting to try and sell a Nintendo product on Amazon you'll need to go through a four step process on every item, simply to request approval. With this change coming into force yesterday, we're still waiting to see how easy it is to actually get your item approved.

What this all means is that if you want to sell your old games then it's better to now go to a site like eBay than it is to go to Amazon, where you don't have to deal with as much admin to simply sell the games you own.

This is a frustrating change, as Nintendo games have a reputation for maintaining their value because the company rarely lowers the price of its exclusives. This means that when you're done playing a game you could normally sell it on on Amazon for nearly the same amount as you had bought it for. If you don't have much cash to buy games, this was a good way to keep to your budget and play the most games.

Featured Image Credit: Nintendo

Topics: video games, Nintendo, gamingbible, Amazon

Julian Benson

Senior journalist at GAMINGbible. Former deputy editor of PCGamesN and news editor of Kotaku UK. Written for Eurogamer, PC Gamer, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Wired, and GamesMaster. Author of 'Rags, Bones and Tea Leaves'. Contact: [email protected]