GameStop is launching a game rental subscription called PowerPass

Steve Phelps
October 31, 2017

For $60, PowerPass will grant you a 6-month, all-you-can-play ticket to GameStop's pre-owned stock of games.

PowerPass will kick off in the United States on November 19.

GameStop's move should make it more competitive against both Amazon and Best Buy, which each use customer loyalty programs to offer players significant discounts on new games. Stay tuned to Paste, as GameStop is sure to release more details in the near future. The PowerPass program will reportedly only be available to PowerUp Rewards members, so the games can be tracked. For $60, the PowerPass program turns GameStop's pre-owned catalog into a library for players.

GameStop PowerPass is a video game subscription service that capitalizes on the company's chain of retail stores and its dominance in the used games market. When the 6 months are up, you can choose to keep one of the games you. tasted? For one, GameStop's physical stores should continue to exist, which means it should be easy to drive over to your local outlet and pick up the game you want on the day the impulse strikes you. You also need to be a PowerUp member, but importantly, there's no requirement that you hold a PowerUp Pro membership, which costs $15 per year.

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U.S. retailer GameStop has come up with an innovative solution that will help its brick and mortar stores stay relevant in the digital age.

A rental subscription allows GameStop to offset its troves of pre-owmed game inventory while getting revenue from subscriptions.

At the end of that period, anyone who's signed up will be able to keep the last game they've taken out.

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