Redbox Kiosks Now Offer Video Game Rentals
Farmington Hills Kroger stores offer the media rental service.
Gamers can now rent video games locally at two Farmington Hills Kroger stores.
Redbox, the stand-alone kiosks most known for their dollar-a-night movie rentals, now offer video games. Games cost $2 a day and can be reserved online for easy pickup at the nearest Redbox location.
Kroger locations at 25780 Middlebelt Rd. and 37550 W 12 Mile Rd. both have Redbox kiosks; both are open daily 6 a.m. to midnight.
Top new releases are available for rental, along with popular family and children’s games. A complete list of available titles is available online.
Games are available for PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360.
Redbox officials said the company began testing video game rentals at 5,000 locations across the country in August 2009. During that time, officials said, more than 1 million games were rented, proving that the customer demand was there as nearly 64 percent of Americans own at least one gaming console.
"With more than 21,000 Redbox locations slated to feature video game rentals alongside movies this June, Redbox will be the one-stop shop for entertainment,” company President Mitch Lowe said in a written statement.