Recently Redbox hired a new executive with the title of VP of Video Games. His name is Mark Achler, and he shared a bit about the Redbox plans for integrating video games into their business.
There will be two types of kioks: One that is a lot like the current kiosks, with video games being rented along side DVDs. The other will be a standalone kiosk just for video games. Games said to be included will be for the Wii, Playstation 3, and XBox 360.
Pricing for the games is still not being released yet, but we can hope that Redbox continues it very competitive model when entering this new arena.
Of course, Redbox is not the first to enter the video game kiosk market, and they will have a bit of a fight with e-Play, the kiosk operator recently spotted in Walmart stores in the northeast and Canada. And, Blockbuster is said to be adding video games to its upcoming Express machines being released this year.
Many members here have mentioned their desire for video games in the kiosks, and now Redbox is responding. What do you think? Is this something you will use and recommend to friends? Share your thoughts in the comments below.