Hope you don't rely too much on your local Blockbuster for game rentals, because the company have announced plans to close up to 960 stores by the end of next year, Cnet reports.

Right now, there are around 7000 stores worldwide, but many of those aren't too profitable, so they're being shut down. 280-300 stores will be gone by the end of this year, with the rest to come throughout 2010.


Sad? Course you're not. The death of physical stores renting physical copies of games (and movies!) will be a slow, painful and protracted one, and this just part of the process.

Blockbuster to shutter up to 960 stores [Cnet]