Redbox to launch game rentals nationwide June 17
Movie rental service to offer "top video games" for $2 a day at more than 21,000 locations beginning in June; Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii games included.
Currently, Blockbuster and GameFly are the leading game rental services, but a challenger is stepping into the ring.
Redbox has announced that on June 17 it will offer "top video games" at more than 21,000 nationwide kiosks. The titles will be available to rent at a rate of $2 a day and will include Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 titles. Unfortunately, the announcement noted only that kiosks will include games ranging from "top releases to popular family and kids' titles" and did not mention specific games.
When Redbox launches its game rental service, it will come after nearly two years of testing. The rental service has been testing game rentals in select markets since August 2009, with the test market growing to 5,000 units in its lifetime.
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