Gamers have been used to playing games they don’t own for many years: subscription-related offers, streaming games … What if this rental system were extended to machines?
The famous Micromania brand has just announced the launch of a new offer for its customers: a new generation console rental system! Players can now rent a PS5 or Nintendo Switch for a period of 24 to 36 months, while the Xbox series will be available later. In order to be attractive, these offers also offer options such as a second controller, insurance against various risks of breakage or even the exchange of devices … “as required”.
Really attractive offers?
But the shoe pinches on the price side. For the PS5, for example, the gamer offer for 24.99 dollars a month: After two years of lease, the next-gen console from Sony is said to have cost more than 640 dollars. The Gamer + package and its monthly payments of $ 19.99 per month for 3 years mean you’re spending $ 769 in total. Also note that, as the tenant, you must return the console to Micromania at the end of the pre-defined period. Philippe Renaudin, Marketing and Communication Director of the brand, has already found many buyers. Customers who like everyone else will have to be patient: The number of commendable consoles will be limited and we will have to wait for some of them to return to get our hands on them. Is It Really Profitable For Gamers?
By Rob_Bellamy, Write to igamesnews.com