GameStop Corp. this Fri. will begin sale of gaming tablets that will run Google Inc.’s Android OS in select stores in a market test run.

The Wall Street Journal this week reported the retailer will sell three game tablets by Asustek Computer Inc., Acer Inc., and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. that will include seven free games.

Titles include EA Inc.’s Dead Space and Madden NFL.

The tablets will be sold at typical market prices in 200 of the company’s 6,500 stores, the report added.

In addition, GameStop will sell a special console-like controller compatible with select included tablet titles.

Products like the XOOM from Motorola Mobility Inc. and the Galaxy Tab from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have failed to make a significant dent with consumers due to $400 to $600 price tags.

HP Aug. 19 price cut the TouchPad 16GB SKU to $99.99 from $499.99 and the 32GB SKU to $149.99 from $599.99 due to low sales.

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