UK Retailer GAME Indirectly Introduce Console Rentals

Ever wanted to just rent a console to play one or two games. GAME have introduced a trade-in offer that makes that possible.

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user14394141623d ago

Good news for GAMERS on the UK.

FamilyGuy1623d ago

This is SO OLD, BlockBuster and Hollywood Video used to let you rent out consoles like Xbox, N64 and the PS1 way back when they were popular. This isn't a new concept, they're just bringing it back.

xX1NORM1Xx1623d ago

I can see that working pretty well if kids want to get a console just for the summer or try out a next gen console maybe ur friends have a ps4 and u have a Xbox one and you want to see how the other half lives then u can try it and play with ur friends for the entire summer if u like it keep it if not u lost £20 no big deal

F4sterTh4nFTL1623d ago (Edited 1623d ago )

Xbox One and PS4 are not part of the deal.

F4sterTh4nFTL1623d ago

Great idea, and I am guessing many people will just keep the console instead of selling it back once they build an attachment to them.

spartanlemur1623d ago

If this gains traction it will provoke a revolution in the consoles market.

Because now you can just rent the other console to play any exclusives you wish. Xbox owners can now enjoy Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid and the Last of Us while PS3 owners can now enjoy Fable, Halo and Gears of War.

If this ever gets big, Sony and Microsoft are going to have to push hardware even more rather than rely on exclusives to ensure custom.

iamnsuperman1623d ago

It could actually mean a bigger adoptions since the price will be more manageable. You could rent for an entire generation (or when the console becomes cheap enough) at even though you could spend a lot more on it you wouldn't feel it as much since a bit goes out every time. It is a good idea

I hope this is the first step to finance driven schemes with consoles. I want a system like we have with phones. You pay a monthly contract. I know some places do it but it still isn't that wide spread. It could mean better consoles as prices would be more manageable

jay21623d ago

sh** doesnt help me with bay 2 god sake grrr

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