Sony to test UMD Rentals
Sony Pictures Entertainment will soon begin a test rental program for UMD movies in Japan, the company has revealed. Starting 7/16, the company plans on making twelve UMD movies available for rental at 50 shops throughout the island nation. This initial batch will be joined by two more titles starting 7/27. The full list of movies planned for inclusion in the test program includes: Spiderman 2
Biohazard II Apocalypse (Resident Evil II)
Legend of Mexico/Desperado
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
You Got Served
Kung Fu Hustle
S.W.A.T. (starting 7/27)
Green Destiny (starting 7/27)
Pricing and specifics on retail locations has yet to be revealed for the rental program.
So is this rental program going to be run by Sony itself?
I know that companies like Blockbuster are already renting psp movies and games, I rented wipeout pure for a week to see if I wanted to buy it or not. :)
I hope you did buy it because I think it's awesome!
I just purchased it recently, for various reasons: 1) Web browsing capabilities; 2)The game itself is great both for its graphics and replay value; 3) The ability to download extra content each month
Like he said...definitely worth the money.
None of my local video renting stores rent out PSP games yet, but I'm looking forward to it.
My local video store is renting out psp games and umd movies at 8.03 canadian after tax for 5 days.. not bad.. other systems are cheaper i think..
i just returned wipeout (althought i liked it, its repetative) and i got death to rights, which is fun
my local blockbuster rents games but not movies do you think hollywood video will ever start renting games because I have tons of free rentals there