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EB Games transforms its used game stocks into a massive lending library

EB Games transforms its used game stocks into a massive lending library

Enlarge / Why choose even-handed one to get when you can honorable borrow any used name for a low monthly fee? (credit: The Gray Backpack)

With administer downloads and other digital purchases growing in popularity still among console gamers, brick-and-mortar game retailers are looking for new ways to stay relevant fine into the future. To that end, GameStop-owned EB Games Australia is conducting an engaging experiment that essentially turns its shelves unabridged of used games into a massive lending lib for a flat, monthly fee.

As Press Dawning reports, EB Games has opened up the "Swap 'n' Play" programme for testing in South Australia for AUS$19.95 a month (about $16). The program lets you takings out any used game you want, one at a time, then give back it in alternate for another when you're done. Players can cancel any day after an initial two-month commitment.

While the program was originally resident to used games that sell for under $50, that string has thanks to been dropped. That wealth yet relatively cutting edge releases can be rented out as stretched as a used record is available in the store, which frequently happens aloof a sporadic days after the "initial release.

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