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Blockbuster expands its video game offerings

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Apr 2008 18:12 User comments (4)

Blockbuster expands its video game offerings Seeing the fact that retail game sales are at all time highs and showing no signs of slowing down, Blockbuster has announced that it will be upping its game offerings in all of the corporation's US locations.
The announcement comes just two weeks after Blockbuster made a billion dollar bid for the struggling retailer Circuit City in an effort to get a bigger foothold in the video game industry.

Blockbuster customers can now buy software, hardware, and accessories for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Nintendo DS at all the company's 4100 locations. There will also be more games available for sale and rental and there will be an expansion of genres available for each system.

There was no word on whether there would be PSP or PC offerings and it seems at this point that the two platforms have been snubbed from the company's expansion.

In addition, the company will be offering exclusive promotions such as PS3 bundles. One such bundle is a $499 PS3 bundle "that will include a 40GB system, an HDMI cable, Spider-Man 3 on Blu-ray, Activision's Transformers game, a Blu-ray DVD remote, and one free Blu-ray or PS3 game rental per week for 12 weeks."


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4 user comments

129.4.2008 11:54

Ok,now I'm interested. This seems to be a better idea than the Circuit City deal people were talking about. There needs to be a larger game selection at Blockbuster. Now they need to open it up to online game rentals.

229.4.2008 17:00

finally, last time I went there was like... nothing

329.4.2008 17:15

Originally posted by milkyoreo:
finally, last time I went there was like... nothing
lol....same here. But there were 20 place holders for GTA rentals :p

429.4.2008 20:55

This would be awesome if Blockbuster didn't suck so bad.

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