After nearly two years of testing video game rentals in its ubiquitous crimson movie rental machines, Redbox is ready to take its game national, offering game rentals at more than 21,000 locations nationwide starting June 17.
The kiosk-rental service Redbox began offering $2-a-day game rentals at 150 locations in Nevada, North Carolina and Texas last weekend, but the selection was disappointing to analysts examining the offerings.
News of retail giant Best Buy entering the used game market with automated trade-in kiosks failed to leave video game speciaty chain GameStop quaking in it's boots.
Electronics retailer Best Buy is stepping on a few GameStop toes in Texas this week, using the state as a test bed for game trade-in kiosks and used game sales.
Wal-Mart has teamed up with kiosk company e-Play to test automated video game trade-in kiosks in several store locations throughout the Northeastern United States.