Redbox, the self-service movie rental machines found outside grocery and drug stores, will be adding more video game rentals to South Florida kiosks this week. The company said more than 60 machines in the Miami area will be able to rent the latest video games, costing $2 a night.
The Redbox video game program launched nationally in June, but has been in testing since 2009. And since that time, the company says it rented 4 million video games.
This week's expansion adds games to 5,000 kiosks nationally, bringing the total number of game-stocked machines to 27,000 of it's 33,000 units.
The eight-year-old company, a subsidiary of Coinstar, reached its 1.5 billionth movie rental in June. Redbox machines can be found at Wal-Mart, Walgreens and Winn-Dixie stores. Its movie rental counterpart, Blockbuster Express, does not offer video games.