June 08, 2021

Consumption patterns are changing and are marked in particular by the development of renting goods. Affirming its ambition to constantly innovate in order to meet gamers' expectations, Micromania-Zing is launching a unique console-rental service with very attractive offers developed with the insurer BNP Paribas Cardif and BNP Paribas Personal Finance, the French and European leader in personal finance.


Console rental: revolutionising usage


Cars, phones, household appliances and personal devices... these are all sectors that are now open to rental, given that the consumers of 2021 are no longer necessarily attached to ownership. 
With the aim of helping players take up this new way of consuming, Micromania-Zing has developed a new offer, in partnership with BNP Paribas Personal Finance and the broker Karapass, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas Cardif. Its aim is to give players access to the new generation of consoles with an attractive financing method and exclusive benefits.


Renting with Micromania-Zing: play with peace of mind


Renting a console from Micromania-Zing offers numerous advantages:
•    Play immediately with the latest generation consoles (PS5 and Nintendo Switch at launch, with Xbox Series X/S available at a later date) by spreading the cost over time (24 or 36 months) via BNP Paribas Personal Finance solutions. 
•    Benefit from special offers, depending on the rental option chosen: A second controller (pair of Joy-cons for the Switch), vouchers, sponsorship etc. Insurance covering the risks of oxidation and breakage, as well as the repair or replacement of the equipment (including controllers), depending on the circumstances, is also offered by BNP Paribas Cardif so that you can enjoy the pleasure of playing without worry.
•    Enjoy Premium status as a member of the Micromania-Zing Club with a dedicated website and telephone number to support customers and direct them to all the exclusive offers reserved for Megacard holders. Among other things, the Micromania-Zing loyalty programme allows you to collect loyalty points and gives you access to exclusive offers, additional vouchers or deferred discounts. 
•    Access to a new console every two years, without worrying about its possible resale. With this rental offer, Micromania-Zing is responding to the desire and need for more sustainable consumption, as the consoles are taken back and reconditioned at the end of the contract for a second life. With its two partners, BNP Paribas Personal Finance and BNP Paribas Cardif, Micromania-Zing is strengthening its expertise in the second-hand market, a cornerstone of the circular economy that the company has been successfully developing for over twenty years. 

The packages


At launch, PS5 and Nintendo Switch consoles can be rented for 24 to 36 months with the 'Gamer' and 'Gamer+' packages.