Netflix Still Unsure Whether To Offer Video Games


Posted October 26, 2011 - By Stephen Johnson

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Netflix, the ubiquitous streamer and sender of movies, is considering offering games. In fact, a month or so ago, they announced that they were going to add games to their service when they split into two services, Netflix and Qwikster... but then they decided not to split. But they still might offer games. It's really up in the air right now.

"We have yet to decide whether or not to offer video game discs," Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said. "The decision will have little financial impact either way."

Speaking of financial impact, since the Qwikster announcement last month, Netflix has been in a bit of a free fall when it comes to stock prices. Just the other day, Netflix's stock fell 37 percent. Netflix stock is down a total of 75 percent from its high... maybe the fat lady isn't singing on Netflix quite yet, but she's warming up her voice. Maybe you should make up your mind, Netflix? It would make stockholders feel a lot better.

Would Netflix offering games have any effect on you at atll? Would you be more likely to subscribe to a game-and-movie service? Should Gamefly be worried? Let us know in our comments section below.

Source: Gamasutra

Tags: Movies, TV, Videogames
Netflix Still Unsure Whether To Offer Video Games