Blockbuster falls short in its kiosk goal: deathwatch continues

Blockbuster's near death, are its kiosks far behind?
Blockbuster's near death, are its kiosks far behind?

It's easy to kick someone when they're down, but Blockbuster makes it too easy. Like Mark Twain, the company's demise has been reported for years. The movie rental company will probably never come close to Netflix in mailing movies to customers, and indeed, is already preparing for bankruptcy. But the latest suggestion of its foot in the grave is its failure to have 10,000 Blockbuster Express rental kiosks installed by the end of the year.

Inside Redbox.com, which isn't affiliated with Redbox or its owner, Coinstar, reports that Blockbuster is falling short of its goal of 10,000 kiosks. It has 6,000 up so far and 1,500 more planned by the end of the year, according to a recent regulatory filing that website referred to.