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Submitted by theherp80 1262d ago | opinion piece

Netflix Video Game Rental: The End of Gamefly? (vivdgamer.com)

Eric of vividgamer.com writes:

"Netflix is used to running people out of business. Their business model was so revolutionary and effective that they played a big part in the demise of both Blockbuster and Hollywood Video. Yesterday, they announced that they would be splitting up their mail service and streaming service, renaming the mail service to Qwikster. This new service will also start renting video games (for PS3, 360, and Wii), directly competing with Gamefly. Could Netflix yet again push another industry leader out of the market?" (GameFly, Industry, Netflix, Netflix)

dwightmccarthy  +   1262d ago
Gamefly is a rip off. I hope netflix/qwikster can makd them a better service.
Jamesmanguyperson  +   1262d ago
Agree about Gameflys slow turnaround time. I have to send a game back on Thursday so that they can receive it by Monday!
zeal0us  +   1262d ago
If Qwikster have a $7.99 plan than count me in. If it got the same price as Gamefly or more than count me out
rrquinta  +   1262d ago
I definitely think Gamefly will have to change their pricing when Qwikster comes out, depending on what pricing they have. nearly $20 for one game is a lot, especially with their slow turn-around times. It will also be interesting to see how deep the Qwikster game catalog is, also. If they're like RedBox, they may attract a different type of gamer than the one who likes Gamefly.
Kal853  +   1262d ago
Did they specifically say that their videogame service would only be disc based? How awesome would a digital download rental service be? Zero turn around time involved, and then when someone wants to keep the game they're playing all they would have to push about button to charge the full to their card. If digital download really is the way of the future I'd be surprised if Netflix didn't do that.

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