All the years of being a total douche on late charges and rental fees have finally started to catch up with Blockbuster. With stiff competition from mail order firm Netflix and kiosk rentals from Redbox consumers are leaving Blockbuster in droves. Many Blockbuster locations have closed and some predict the company could go under as early as next year.
Blockbuster is trying to beef up its mail order rental service to woo more users into trying its service out. Blockbuster is now offering members who already have mail-order rental subscriptions with them for movies and TV shows the ability to rent games for the same price.
Memberships start at only $8.99 monthly for games and movies. Blockbuster has a catalog with more than 3000 titles that run the gamut from new consoles like the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 to old consoles like the PS2 and original Xbox. Will this be enough to turn Blockbuster around? I don’t think so, karma is a biatch.