GAME launches online videogame rentalVideogame rental service starts at £9.99 per month

16 January 2009

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Videogame retailer GAME has launched an online videogame rental service enabling users to rent handheld and console games by post.

GAME's rental service starts at £9.99 per month and like all online DVD and videogame rental services, it lets users hold on to each game as long as they like without incurring late fees.

Unlimited game rentals

GAME has two subscription tariffs. Both offer an unlimited number of rentals each month but for £14.99 per month you can keep two videogames at home at a time. For £9.99 you can keep one videogame at home at a time before returning it by post to receive a new game.

The videogames retailer joins Tesco, WH Smith and Lovefilm in offering online videogames rentals, but unlike its rivals GAME does not offer the option of renting DVDs as well as videogames.

A one disc unlimited subscription from WH Smith or LoveFilm is currently £10.76 a month. Tesco's cheapest videogame rental subscription is £13.76, but for this you get to keep two discs at a time (including DVDs) making it cheaper than GAME's comparable two-disc tariff.

Videogame rental trial

GAME is currently offering 10 ten day free trial of its online videogame rental service at  

To get started, you'll need to register for an online GAME account and choose a list of videogames you'd like to rent.

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