Redbox rental vending machines across the United States will soon carry videogames priced at $2 a pop. And if you don’t have videogames added to your local RedBox yet, they will be coming soon with full rollout expected by June.
The games on tap will include Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii titles. Other systems may be added down the line such as DS, 3DS, PSP or PS2 games.
Games rented via Redbox kiosks at convenient stores, outside supermarkets, inside gas stations and sitting oddly yet comfortable outside fast food joints or restaurants everywhere (gives a great bump in business!) can be yours for a cheap $2 plus tax. Games are rented for 24 hours to be returned at 9pm the next day, with charges for each day you keep it out. It is yours to keep with a charge of $25 for DVDs, $35 for Blurays and a as-of-yet unknown price for games if you keep them longer than 25 days. You must have a credit or debit card in order to rent videogames or movies (DVDs cost $1.00 plus tax, Blu-rays $1.50 plus tax).
However unlike with movies you cannot yet reserve a videogame online (which guarantees it will be available for pickup at one of the 27,000 nationwide locations, though games aren’t available everywhere yet), but hopefully that feature is coming soon.
A ton of hit games are currently available, as you can see with this list of Redbox videogames.
A quick glance of available titles from Redbox include:
Brink, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, Mortal Kombat, Socom 4, MX vs ATV Live, rio, Homefront, Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, Killzone 3, Marvel vs Capcom 3, de blob 2, Two Worlds 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, The Michael Jackson Experience, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Sonic Colors, Just Dance 2, Fable 3, Fallout: New Vegas and many more.
Here is a funny video on “Redbox Etiquette”.
Will you be renting videogames from Redbox anytime soon?
Josh 12 May, 2011