When Qwikster Died, Netflix Game Rentals May Have Gone With It
When Netflix decided — after a high degree of outcry from its users — that separating its physical DVD delivery operations from its streaming services was a horrible idea, the company was suspiciously mum on whether or not it would go ahead with its plans to provide mail-order video games.
Well, looks like CEO Reed Hastings has an answer for you, Gamasutra reports. It’s just not a definite one.
“We have yet to decide whether or not to offer video game discs,” Hastings said. “The decision will have little financial impact either way.”
The obvious question here: If it’s not too big a deal, why not just go ahead with video game delivery? At least Netflix would grab a share of a pie shared only by Redbox, GameFly and brick-and-mortar stores. It’s almost painful to read a story with the company’s name in the headline these days. The pioneer of mail-order movie services seems to be bleeding subscribers and making poor decision after poor decision.