Video games are remarkably expensive these days with new releases priced at close to $60 at retail. Gamefly is like a Netflix for video games and with 7,000 titles, free shipping, no late fees, and the ability to cancel any time, it offers an alternative to buying games. Gamefly offers a nice 10 day trial of 2 games out at a time (after which it’s $22.95 a month). The trial gives you a chance to check out their service, their selection, and
Beyond the 10-day free trial, there are two other trial plans available:
- 2 games out at a time – $9.95 for the first month, $22.95 each month afterwards.
- 1 game out at a time – $5.95 for the first month, $15.95 each month afterwards.
As an avid video game player, I think Gamefly offers a great service that takes away all the hassle of buying video games. I used to buy video games, play them until I was tired of them, and then resell the games back to Amazon or some other used game service. I’d pay around $50 for a new title, play it about a month (maybe two), and then resell it for around $15-$20. I did the math – I was paying around $25-$30 per month on video games and I had the hassle of reselling the games afterwards.
Gamefly has games for a variety of systems from the latest (PS3, XBox 360, Wii) to older consoles like the PS2, Xbox, and DS. They have the latest games when they are released (Medal of Honor came out on 10/11/2010 and they have it available) and they’ve been around for quite some time, so this isn’t some fly-by-night operation.