Redbox is exiting the game rental business, the company confirmed on Monday.
The company’s trademark rental kiosks have been a convenient way to rent physical copies of movies, and they have been one of the few remaining places to rent physical copies of video games. Redbox says it is “permanently transitioning out of the games business” to focus exclusively on movies.
The change is disappointing for gamers who relied on Redbox as a convenient way to rent games. With Redbox no longer offering rentals and the death of rental stores like Blockbuster, there just aren’t many local places to casually browse and rent a game anymore. There’s always the 7 days used game return policy with GameStop but you’d have to first find the game “used”, then pay for it full price, then wait for the refund when you return it. If you don’t know, now you know.
So take advantage while you can, or make arrangements to have an alternative source of video game renting services. I myself would use Redbox to rent video games. Especially if it was a game I wanted to try out before I decided to buy it for $60. So this is unfortunate for players alike who did the same.
Does this change affect you? What will you do now for your video game rentals? Let us know!
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