Rent Assassin's Creed 4 at the grocery store? Redbox rumored to offer Xbox One, PS4, Wii U games

Redbox supposedly will begin offering Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U games next month.

Starting next month, you might be able to rent a copy of Super Mario 3D World or Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag while you're out shopping for groceries. According to NeoGAF forum members, the website for rental service Redbox last night listed Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U games in its "coming soon" tab.

Some of the games reportedly on offer are going to be Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Super Luigi Bros. U, Lego City Undercover, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and Thief. The listings have since been removed.

Of note, users are reporting that some Redbox locations around the country already offered Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U games. However, the rollout is now expected to widen to more markets.

Currently, Redbox only offers Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii games for rental. Redbox is an American movie and video game rental company with more than 39,000 locations across the US, many of which are grocery stores.

GameFly, which does not own and operate physical rental kiosks like Redbox does, already offers Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U games.

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eerojones
eerojones

Redbox has offered Xbox One games at Bellevue, WA kiosks for months now. Xbox One games have been stocked a few days after the release of that game. I just picked up a copy of TitanFall today for approximately $2 a day :D

devilzzz1983
devilzzz1983

For their current video games you can rent how much does it cost per day to rent them at Redbox?  I know there is one of these machines outside a grocery store near me but just wondered if you rent games for more days do you get a better deal?

tightwad34
tightwad34

Wow, what a story. Redbox, which is known for renting out video games might rent out video games. I guess you don't always learn something new everyday.

beastmodeactive
beastmodeactive

Red Box is getting Metal Gear Soled GZ soon.  So hold off on spending full price to buy it.  You can rent it for 2 bucks and bring it back the next day after you have beat it 5 times.

metallinatus
metallinatus

Funny how only one of those games listed there is not on Wii U while most are not on Xone nor Playstation 4.... but yet, Wii U has no games, right?

starcrafthenry
starcrafthenry

Redbox has had Wii U games in certain markets for awhile now. I've been waiting for it to expand nationwide, or at least to Arizona, so I can quit buying games and just rent them on days I actually have time to play them.

I read some people say $2.00 is too much to rent a game. Are you crazy? Redbox rentals aren't due until 9:00pm the following day. Since they're open 24/7, I could rent a game as soon as I wake up on a Saturday, say 6:00am, and not have to return it til 9:00pm on Sunday. Sounds like a good deal to me.

graham_cracka
graham_cracka

Lol! WHAT? Redbox already has them! I've rented Ghosts Knack and NBA 2K14 on PS4....



I've seen AC4 BF4 and others but I already have those.

Claus_DuBois
Claus_DuBois

Colorado Redboxs have had a number of Xbone & P4 games for several weeks now.

gervaismainline
gervaismainline

Strange, we've had games in the local Redboxes for a couple of years now...not sure how this is news?

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

Rumoured? Wow, you didn't even TRY to confirm it you lazy fuck. Not so much as a "we contacted them but they didn't reply" in sight.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Been waiting for my area to get Wii U games for a while now.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

So many games today are really long, it's hard to see how renting is worthwhile unless you're using it as a demo to decide whether to buy something, or you're renting a sports or fighting game you could play for a day or two and not need to finish.

punishergreen
punishergreen

It is true, I've seen it at my local Redbox kiosk

electrichobo99
electrichobo99

I've been a Gamefly member since nearly its inception, starting in 2006. Absolute best service ever! Redbox has like a couple games in the machine and it just isn't worth $2.00 a day to rent unless you play the game for like 24 hours straight. Last Redbox game I rented was Enslaved:Odyssey to the West which I finished in one day. if you really want access to any game you desire, look no further than the Ultimate Gamefly Membership, they even buy shovelware games for people to rent, like virtually every given Wii 1 game.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

excellent! would be a great way to introduce gamers to Wii U games for little investment. Now if only there was a red box around where I live.

Lach0121
Lach0121

Supposedly?


Its little risk, high reward. 


Its all but guaranteed. Unless there is some political/religious disagreements between Redbox, and Sony/MS, I don't see why this won't happen.

gordanchoong
gordanchoong

@humage40  You're probbly here to scam people! You just violated Gamespot's code of conduct and terms of service and use for putting a link to a website for commercial and monetization purposes! I will have to ask a moderator to delete your comment. Nice try, but absolutely no soliciting on any website where there is social ineraction unless through official advertising instead of through commenting and forums.

sargentpsgamer
sargentpsgamer

@metallinatus PS4 and Xbox One barely released and you are already comparing their line up to WiiU.... that should say something....

Fine_TableLamp
Fine_TableLamp

@starcrafthenry Yeah, what I try to do is rent exactly at 12am on the day I want to rent it. Then it's almost like getting it for two days Also they have special offers through texts that allow you to get free game rentals every once in awhile. Text "GAMES" to 727272 and you usually get a free game rental a month.

TabularBeast
TabularBeast

@gervaismainline  It's news because it was only Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii games that were available. Then the next-gen consoles show up but the games weren't available, now they are. News.

nigelholden
nigelholden

@19James89  Yeah. I spent 6 bucks to complete the Stick of Truth. It's great for games you want to try out or just run through over a weekend. Why not?

monson21502
monson21502

@electrichobo99  had gamefly but its way too slow and its so hard to get the games u want. i agree 2 dollars a night is too much for redbox but at least u know what ur getting and the mail man aint holding your games for 6 days each time u switch games 

electrichobo99
electrichobo99

I live in BFE and this little rural town is flooded with kiosks, where do you live, balls deep in Alaska?

metallinatus
metallinatus

@sargentpsgamer @metallinatus  The main point is that the Wii U have almost all of those games, which make a very good catalog already.... the fact that the Xone and the PS4 have almost no game at all as of March 2014 is just an add-on.

metallinatus
metallinatus

@StHapns247 @metallinatus  People is always saying about the lack of third party support on the Wii U (which can be translated into "no games").... it may not be as good as on Xbox and Playstation, but the support definitely is there!

gervaismainline
gervaismainline

@TabularBeast @gervaismainline  That's what I mean, there have been PS4 and Xbone games since before launch for both systems not to mention WiiU games for even longer. This article just sounds like a paid advertisement to me which is why it's weird it's news.