Redbox Testing Out Game Rentals

on October 14, 2010 10:30 PM

Redbox Testing Out Game Rentals

Since August of 2009, the people at Redbox have been testing out peoples’ reactions to the availability of games for rental to see if expanding into the gaming market would be worth it. Now, fourteen months later, Redbox is looking to expand their tests to more cities in the U.S. When contacted about the game rentals by 11alive, spokesman Christopher Goodrich explained, “Redbox will be expanding its video game rental test to include additional markets in the West, Midwest and Atlantic coast” as “part of an ongoing test designed to gauge consumer interest in video game rentals.”

There’s no details as to where the expansion will take place, so just keep an eye out at your local Redbox kiosks if you’re interested. As of right now, the only games available are those for the Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and DS that are recent, top-selling games. If you find yourself wanting to rent a game, they’ll be $2 a pop, but the same rules apply as they do for DVDs and Blu-rays.

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Being a gamer since the age of 6 (thanks to my parents), a desire to pursue a career in the gaming industry has been my passion ever since I laid my hands on Sonic the Hedgehog. Some of my favorite games include Shadow of the Colossus, Okami, Duke Nukem 3D, Final Fantasy 6, Killer7 and both the Devil May Cry and Resident Evil series.
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