One of the reason’s brick and mortar rental shops have gone extinct is because of the little grocery store pit stop known as Redbox. Redbox has been renting videogames in select markets since 2009, but recently have decided to expand their operations nationwide. This is a substantial increase from 5,000 kiosk units to 21,000 kiosk units that will offer videogame rentals. The newly upgraded Redbox kiosks will carry Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii software ranging from family friendly titles to more mature titles.
The Redbox overhaul will be complete on June 17th and a game rental will only set you back $2 a day. They might not have the most up-to-date selection like Gamefly, but this is still a viable renting option for those who want to try before they buy. So keep your eyes open when you go grocery shopping or are meandering around Wal-Mart come mid-June for what Redbox has to rent. Stay tuned for more and as always you can follow me on Twitter @GamersAbstract and on Facebook.