Redbox experimenting with video game rentals [Joystiq]

via Joystiq + [Xbox] by Majed Athab on 6/1/09

Been to the grocery store lately? Ever noticed that giant red box outside the entrance that spits out DVD rentals for cheap? Well, guess what? Those things could be packing video games real soon, too. The company that owns those rental kiosks, the aptly-named Redbox, has just hired a new VP of video games to oversee game integration into its rental service.

According to Video Business, Redbox will be putting up two new types of machines: one solely dedicated to game rentals and the other a hybrid of games and movies. It appears Redbox will host mostly current-gen, home console games (Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3) and will even offer game trade-ins at the kiosks, as well. Currently, Redbox is still in the testing phase with only a few select cities participating in the market test.

[Thanks, Daniel P.!]

Redbox experimenting with video game rentals originally appeared on Joystiq on Tue, 02 Jun 2009 01:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.


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