You can now walk into your local GameStop and purchase Steam credits. GameStop has announced today that they have partnered with Valve to begin offering “Steam Wallet” credits at all locations. You can buy Steam Wallet cards in $20 and $50 denominations.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Valve on this new initiative," said Steve Nix, GameStop's GM of Digital Distribution. "This gives even more options to customers now that they can put money in their Steam Wallet using cash, gift cards or trade credits through our convenient neighborhood locations."
This news is a little shocking. GameStop has been trying to build up their digital distribution service to combat Valve’s Steam service in recent years. This move makes it seem like GameStop realized if you can’t beat them, join them, by skimming a little money off the top.
What’s probably most enticing about this offer, however, is that you can use GameStop trade-in credit to buy Steam bucks. Most Steam games are cheaper to begin with due to the service’s constant sales. Now you can get your games for even less. I’m sure that’s music to the ears of most, if not all, PC gamers.
Steam Wallet credits are available now at GameStop.