Quantcast
Netflix doesn't have any plans to rent out videogames - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Netflix doesn't have any plans to rent out videogames


9:30 PM on 01.25.2012
Netflix doesn't have any plans to rent out videogames photo



Back when Netflix was still pushing to split up its streaming service and physical-media rentals, the idea to rent out videogames was kicked around. We weren't pleased to hear that first part -- and its death was celebrated by many a Netflix subscriber -- but hey, games aren't so bad!

For better or worse, the company will not be further pursuing game rentals, according to CEO Reed Hastings. I suppose that would explain why there hasn't been much talk regarding the subject as of late.

It's disappointing, but expanding to offer games now seems like the wrong strategy as we increasingly move away from discs. If Netflix was going to do it, and do it right, they should have already started by now.

Netflix abandons video game rental plans [The Verge] [Image]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Industry Bull

10:00 PM on 10.03.2014
Disney removed Tiny Death Star without telling its developer

Disney has pulled two mobile Star Wars games -- Tiny Death Star and Star Wars Assault Team -- and in the case of the latter, developer Nimblebit wasn't even given a heads up. "We had no prior knowledge that the game would be ...more



11:45 AM on 09.30.2014
Green Man Gaming launches publishing arm, Green Man Loaded

Awesome-ass online gaming store Green Man Gaming now has a publishing label called Green Man Loaded. They're already neck deep in the business, with contacts that reach out to every corner of gaming. So publishing makes sense...more



8:00 AM on 09.12.2014
PS4 sales still strong in August

PlayStation 4 sold the most among videogame consoles in August, according to the August NPD report, adding to the 10 million mark hit a month ago. For even more evidence of the console's large market share, Madden 15 on ...more



View all Industry Bull






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more