Netflix Scraps Game Rental Service

Even though subscribers are on the rebound

During that whole Qwikster moment that happened last September/October where Netflix almost became two separate companies, it was announced that they would begin renting videogames as well as DVDs. That no longer appears to be the case.

 

During their fourth quarter earnings call yesterday, where it was also revealed that subscribers are coming back following both the Qwikster issue and previous price hikes,  CEO Reed Hastings said they had "no plans" to start videogame rentals.

 

Perhaps they are focusing on what they do best, but it sure would have been convenient to rent games that way. 

 

Source: Game Informer, USA Today 

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