GameStop appears to be launching an unlimited used game rental subscription


GameStop appears to be launching an unlimited used game rental subscription

The new PowerPass program starts November 19 and costs $60 for six months of unlimited gaming. It appears to be from the newest issue of Game Informer (which is published by GameStop).

Looking closer at the fine print, the only catches are that you need to be a member of GameStop's PowerUp Rewards program to sign up, and that you'll be limited to whatever used games are available at your local GameStop.

The $60 covers six months of rental time and at the end of that period, players are able to choose a pre-owned game to keep.

GameStop is rolling out an all-you-can-eat subscription service for its used game inventory, according to an advertisement spied in a magazine over the weekend. Polygon has emailed a GameStop representative for more information on what that entails.

The video-game retailer GameStop will start offering a subscription service that lets people play as many second-hand games as they like, as long as they only take out one at a time. There's no restriction on how often you can swap out those games or which types of games you can check out - if it's pre-owned, you can get it through PowerPass, even if the game is only a day old (though you probably won't have a ton of luck finding recently released titles, as we imagine those will be hard to come by). That's a solid deal, especially since you can recoup the price of the subscription by claiming a game that costs around $60 at the end of each six-month subscription.

Can GameStop keep enough pre-owned top titles in stock for subscribers to be pick and choose?

You can join PowerPass if you have a GameStop PowerUp Rewards Pro membership also.

For another, GameStop's plan is significantly less expensive as GameFly's base subscription plan allows you to rent one game at a time for $15.95 per month.

This is an interesting move from GameStop, as it emulates rental services like GameFly.



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