Disc kiosk company e-Play has suspended operations, less than a year after introducing limited numbers of automated machines that let users buy and sell used games in select Walmart locations.
Ohio-based E-play's website has been replaced with a placeholder that simply says "e-Play, LLC has suspended operations. Thank you to all our customers. For more information call 1-866-602-6014."
In May 2009, reports surfaced that Walmart leased space to e-Play, which released 77 "Video Game Buyback" kiosks at select Walmart locations as part of a pilot program. The machines allowed customers to rent and return videos and games, on top of buying back discs.