certainly didn't take long.
reports that Walmart's and Best Buy's
stab at tapping into the lucrative used games market
will soon come to an abrupt end. E-Play, the company that distributed used games kiosks to certain locations for the two retailers,
suspended operations earlier today
-- and as a result, said kiosks will be shut down and removed within the next three weeks. Neither Walmart nor Best Buy looks to be pursuing similar operations without E-play.
We had an inkling that the two retailers weren't seeing significant returns from dabbling in the used games market through third-party vendor E-play, but the brevity of this venture is still a little surprising. Even our "mullet and horn-rimmed glasses" phase lasted longer than
eight measly months
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