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Jeff

There are serious issues with this comparison.

For one, it takes a minimum of 3 days to get another movie from Netflix so you are at most renting 10 movies a months for $8.99. Not the 1 business day they refer to. This would be $10.00 at Redbox. A much more accurate comparison.

Also, comparing Netflix's 100,000 titles to Redbox's 200 isn't exactly fair either. To get a title instantly you're restricted to older titles. At least add a New Releases instantly box and give Redbox a check.

I use both service quite a bit and find they are more complimentary than at odds with each other.

Tvaddic

@Jeff
those 100,000 aren't watch instantly, those are the normal DVDs and Blu-rays.

Jeff

@Tvaddic
I realize that. I should have been more clear. I was just trying to point out that there isn't an option with Netflix to see a new release on a whim the same night. There is with Redbox. Access to 100,000 titles over 200 comes with a restriction, with of course the exception of their instant watch, which are never new releases.

Tvaddic

@Jeff
Oh I understand you now. I see your grief.

vio

What surprises me most about this graph is that video stores(what's left of them) still have 36% of the market opposed to Redbox's 19%. But then again, just 10 years ago video stores had nearly 100% of the rental market, so that goes to show you just how far Blockbuster and their brethen have fallen since the 00s kicked in. I suspect once Blockbuster goes under, video stores will only retain 3% to 5% of the market since all that will be left is some run down indie stores.

JDF

Quoting the original article: "We know movie theaters aren't going anyone..."

Hard to take this article seriously, not only are their statistics questionable (as others have noted), but their proofreading is incredibly lousy...

MiniMonkey

I think it's interesting that Redbox gets the "convenience" advantage. Though it's true that you can get a move immediately by going out to a kiosk, I personally find Netflix to be WAY more convenient because stuff is delivered right to your door -- I always just have a pile of movies sitting by my TV ready to watch.

Satorical

Redbox seems purely growth-driven. I predict a Starbucks-like future for it as it saturates markets with kiosks.

Jeff

@Satorical

I'm not sure about that. Starbucks was actually forced to close stores. I could see the growth leveling off but not declining. The kiosk overhead has got to be pretty low once it's set up.

Personally until they have one at the Walgreens a mile from my house as opposed to the McDonalds 2 miles away, they haven't saturated the market.

Plaid

I can see two redboxes at two different locations by standing still and turning my head to the left or right. Then see two more by taking a 10 minute walk.

the market is saturated enough

Gone

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I wrote Infographic article my blog for Japanese .
If there is Japanese , I wish you to read this .

Three knacks of "Do not fail" about Infographic making - ITmedia Blog
http://blogs.itmedia.co.jp/nakayama/2010/09/post-9e6c.html

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