According to video game buy-sell-trade giant GameStop, it has nothing to worry about if/when Redbox expands its fledgling video game rentals beyond a few test markets. GameStop CEO Dan DeMatteo told shareholders on his company’s finanical results call today that such a scenario with Redbox wouldn’t be a cause for concern. Said DeMatteo:
“Redbox is testing video game rentals in some markets . . . Video game rental has always been a channel of distribution in the industry. I see it as a shift from rental stores to machines, if they are successful, and [it will have] no impact on our sales.”
Insiders, do you live in one of the Redbox video game test markets, and if so, have you rented a game? Is DeMatteo right about the lack of potential Redbox impact on his company? If there were a Redbox that stocked video games located near a local GameStop, would that in any way preclude you from doing doing business with the store?
(via Home Media Magazine)