Will Redbox Be Your Go-To Video Game Outlet…Doubtful
The genius’ behind the Redbox, which is giving Blockbuster and Netflix a run for its money, has announced that the giant, red, DVD giving machine will now offer a larger array of video games at 21,000 locations across the U.S. Before the service was just limited to certain places (Nevada) and only contained a small number of games. These self-service kiosks can usually be found at one’s nearest grocery store or by a local food mart like 7-11. Now if you live in the middle of nowhere, you really aren’t missing much with this new business expansion. Once the Redbox is stocked with all the new games it will cost two dollars a day to rent unlike the one dollar for movies.
Correct me if I’m wrong but the gaming industry has some rather exhausting and timely video games that can take 10+ hours to complete. If you are an average American, it will probably take you near a week to beat said game and will run you up fourteen dollars by the end of the rental. Gamefly usually charges around sixteen dollars per month which easily beats out the two dollars a day Redbox cost. The only way I can see someone going to a giant, red machine for a video game is if they happen to stumble upon it and go “yea, I meant to get this game”. Or maybe they’re just high?