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Ranking of Nintendo DS Rentals

 

There are a growing number of UK video games companies catering to the Nintendo DS player, with a close race between Lovefilm, Boomerang, and Swapgame for the best in our opinion.

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Table Definitions

Value Rating = Value
Design Rating = Design
Service Rating = Service

Value Rating: Includes prices at all game rental levels and our assessment of what you actually get for your money.

Design Rating: How well the website/interface is designed--ease of use.

Service Rating: This measure of customer service--which includes game rental turnaround times--is the least "scientific" rating, relying on reports we've gathered from the net and personal experience.

Titles: The total available game titles. Bear in mind the number of formats the games rental company has though, as if it only deals with three consoles then a couple of hundred titles is actually a lot.

Films: Some of the companies are primarily DVD rental companies that also have a limited catalogue of games too - we wouldn't recommend these if it is games you're really interested in, but if you are a movie fan too then these can represent good value.

Free Trial: These vary widely from a week to a month. Be sure to look at the details of each site if you're pursuing a free trial, as many have strict requirements for cancellation. If you're very cheeky you can "free trial hop" down the list and try them all for free for months...

Prices: In pounds per month for standard, unlimited 1 to 3 games out-at-a-time subscriptions. This does not include volume discounts sometimes offered when you pay for a year in advance, which are noted in the individual company reviews.

Comparison of all 8 sites supporting Nintendo DS

 

Rental Companies
click for review
& free trial)

 

 

Ratings

 

 

Free Trial

 


DS Titles

Price/
Month
1
2
3
at a time

 

 

Membership

Lovefilm review
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating

14 days

1,170+ 9.99
13.99
18.99
Visit Lovefilm Games
Boomerang Review & Link Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
21 days 800+ 9.99
13.99
-
Boomerang free trial
SwapGame Review & Link
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
half off first month price 1070+ 9.99
14.99
-
SwapGame free trial
Gamesfrenzy Review & Link Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
10 days 90+ 9.96*
13.96*
-
Games Frenzy free trial
Why Buy Games Review & Link
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
14 days 290+ 9.49
12.49
14.49
Visit Post Box Games
Tesco review
(Powered by Lovefilm)
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating

21 days

580+

9.97
13.97
17.97
Visit Tesco Games
Gamesmonster Review & Link Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
10 days 90+ 9.99
14.99
19.99
Visit Gamesmonster Site

 

Rental Companies
click for review
& free trial)

 

 

Ratings

 

 

Free Trial

 


DS Titles

Price/
Month
1
2
3
at a time

 

 

Membership

Game rental prices and terms change frequently; check the company website for the latest.

* (price shown is calculated roughly per calendar month), these two companies price by the week, and actually bill the customer every 28 days

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