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Redbox to add games to thousands of kiosks

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 12 Oct 2010 23:50 User comments (7)

Redbox to add games to thousands of kiosks Redbox, the popular DVD rental kiosk service, will add games to thousands of its kiosks throughout the United States over the coming weeks. The move follows a successful limited trial which started with a limited number of locations back in July.
Redbox claims to have already rented over 1 billion DVDs at $1 each - a price that has sent shivers throughout the films industry with many believing it undervalues a DVD.

The company will provide rentals of Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii games for $2 each, but they must be returned within 24 hours to avoid incurring a fine. The service is due in the coming weeks, according to Xbox360Digest. You can check game availability at local kiosks here then.

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7 user comments

112.10.2010 23:53

Sweet...

213.10.2010 1:02

Redbox claims to have already rented over 1 billion DVDs at $1 each - a price that has sent shivers throughout the films industry with many believing it undervalues a DVD.

Redbox doesn't undervalue a DVD. Their rate of $1.00 per day is simply a prorated version of the video rental age when it cost $5.00 for five days.


313.10.2010 1:07

Originally posted by 20TONS:
Redbox claims to have already rented over 1 billion DVDs at $1 each - a price that has sent shivers throughout the films industry with many believing it undervalues a DVD.

Redbox doesn't undervalue a DVD. Their rate of $1.00 per day is simply a prorated version of the video rental age when it cost $5.00 for five days.


Well ye, we know that, but to Hollywood $5 is better than $1. Also, $1 rentals, they believe, harm sales of new DVDs, hence the 28-day waiting periods etc. that they try to enforce.

413.10.2010 2:42

It probably does hurt the sales of new DVDs.

However, it could almost been seen as theft to sell a DVD that is intended to only be watched once. If they made good movies, then people would buy them to watch again...as long as they are making these terrible flics, they should be happy just to be selling to redbox.

513.10.2010 7:24

I agree 9 out of 10 movies I rent blow.

613.10.2010 17:15

So... what exactly is stopping me from getting a $5 visa gift card and using it to rent one of these games?

715.10.2010 19:41

1 day is too short to play you need longer then that

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