The photo tour in “Refurbishment Facility” of Secondhand consoles and softwares


(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 11:56 Apr. 02, 2009.)

The market of secondhand goods grows during recession days. The used games are no exception, so distributers like "GameStop" run a specialized facility to refurbish the used items, which tells the largeness of the market.


Read on for detail.


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At the "GameStop" refurbishment facility, employee cleanses game cartridges and consoles manually.

Checking used XBOXs.


Xbox360s waiting for optical drive check. Check for Blu-ray is also done on PS3


The workspace to remove the dust using compressed air


Gamesoftwares checked, cleaned, and re-wrapped


Checking 30 PSPs at once. Some re-solderings are done if there's malfunction.


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