GameStop Temporarily Suspends the Launch of the PowerPass Program Due to Technical Limitations

Back in October, gamers have been buzzing about GameStop’s new unlimited rental service for video games. The PowerPass Program at $60 for six months, allows customers to rent any used game from GameStop for as long as they want with a valid subscription.


Just five days away from the official launch of the PowerPass Program, GameStop temporarily suspends the program. Why? According to a report on Kotaku, a spokesperson from GameStop said, “We have elected to briefly pause the rollout of the new PowerPass subscription service, based on a few program limitations we have identified. We feel this is the right thing to do for now to ensure we can provide our guests an exceptional service.”

According to a source from Kotaku, GameStop has asked the staff to remove the store’s Holiday Guide and replace this week’s weekly ad. GameStop has also addressed the concern for customers who’ve already signed up and paid in advance. “For those guests who have already purchased the service, we will allow them to bring the pass, and video game they have checked-out, back to receive a full refund,” said the spokesperson. “In addition, we will allow them to pick out any Pre-Owned game for free.”

It is unknown at this point on when GameStop will reinstate the PowerPass Program. In the meantime, there are many other items worthy of getting through pre-orders. I have my pre-order for the New Nintendo 3DS XL Console: Super NES Edition secured through Amazon.  If you are interested in either one of the two versions, here are the Amazon links. Click on the image to proceed.


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