On June 17, 2011, RedBox offered video game rentals at more than 21,000 locations nationwide. Top video games joined new release movies for only $2 a day. Redbox provides games for Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 only and will range from top releases to popular family and kids titles. But does it compare to the popular Gamefly.com ?
Gamefly.com is a game rental website where you can rent as many games as you want and play them as long
as you want for $22.95 per month. You can check out at 2 games at a time and return them when you’re ready. Gamefly offers over 7,000 game titles for Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2 & 3, PSP, Xbox 360, Xbox,
Gamecube, Nintendo DS and Gameboy Advance compared to Redbox’s 56 titles (as of June 20, 2011).
With Redbox its $2 per day and if you dont return the games by the 25th day, your credit/debit card will be
charged $50 and you keep the game. Might as well just go to your local store and purchase the game. I think people will use Redbox only for its convenience of driving/walking to their local store instead of waiting for Gamefly to mail it.
Gamefly also has a promotional offer that lets you try them out for a month which will only cost you $11.95.
What do you think is the best option? Redbox, Gamefly or just purchasing the game?