Games vending machines pop up everywhere
'Entertainment kiosks' as they have been dubbed are appearing in busy locations across the US and UK.
'POP247' have placed their new videogame vending machines in cinemas, airports, railway stations, shopping centres as well as major retailers such as Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Blockbuster.
The machines are designed to hold up to 400 units of DVDs, Blu-rays or games in less than one-metre squared. It also has a download facility where customers can download movies and music using a memory stick and a games download service will be added sometime next year.
The vending machines were trialled by UCA (a coalition of Universal Studios and Sony Pictures) in a cinema chain. It was so successful that they decided to roll them out across the UK and US.
Maya Jenkins, senior product manager for UCA said: "We already have games in some machines and the range will expand over the coming months. POP vending really is about being able to offer a hassle-free retail solution that supports all types of modern entertainment and we have the flexibility to tailor-make an offering to suit a retailer's individual needs, so the range can differ from place-to-place."
- Dark Souls 2 could see a fourth pack of DLC released
- Far Cry 4 is all about player choice, has five endings
- Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare PC system specifications announced
- Evolution adds more multiplayer events to Driveclub as they continue to work on the game's server issues
- Rockstar announces a San Andreas 10th Anniversary event this weekend for GTA Online
- Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round gets a release date
- Unfinished Swan to hit the PS4 and PS Vita next week
- Gamersgate.com CEO emphasizes that they have nothing to do with #Gamergate
- Microsoft announces the feature list for the November Xbox One update