In the middle of last year, we brought you word about e-Play, a kiosk operator that was partnering with Walmart to offer video game rental, sales and trades at its machines. The venture didn’t work out as planned, apparently, because e-Play’s website now displays a statement saying that the company has suspended its operations.
The e-Play kiosks charged $1 per day for video game and DVD rentals, and also allowed customers to purchase used games or trade in their old games for cash or store credit. The major beneficiary from e-Play’s shuttering will likely be GameStop, which counts used game sales as a massive part of its business.
Insiders, did any of you make use of the e-Play/Walmart kiosks, and if so, what were your impressions? Should Redbox be at all nervous to see the demise of a fellow kiosk operator?