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Amazon now offering digital PlayStation games
Amazon now offering digital PlayStation games
November 12, 2013 | By Mike Rose

November 12, 2013 | By Mike Rose
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Sony has entered into an agreement with Amazon, by which the latter is now offering a dedicated PlayStation Network storefront on its website, through which PS3, PS4 and PS Vita users can buy digital games.

Up to this point, PSN users looking to purchase digital PlayStation games had to do so through the official PlayStation store, either through a browser, or through a PlayStation console.

With today's launch of the PlayStation Network storefront from Amazon, users can now buy PSN codes directly from Amazon, and activate them on a PlayStation device.

As part of the launch, the pair of companies are also running a variety of deals to get consumers onboard, such as buy two, get one free on PlayStation 4 games, and $5 credit back on select PSN purchases.

Notably, this agreement only applies to the U.S. Amazon and PlayStation stores for now, with no word as-of-yet on whether it is coming to other regions.


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Chris Valdez
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A few years ago Amazon had the option to buy PSN codes. It was an easy way at the time for me to gift games to others. I was sad when it was taken away, so I'm really glad to see it back.

Nooh Ha
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What will be really interesting to see here is whether opening up the sales channel for PSN games will deliver the sort of price competition and discounting you now see for digitally distributed PC games. For digital distribution's future health, I sincerely hope it does because selling console games at full RRP while boxed versions are so much cheaper and have resale value is not particularly sustainable. Case in point: the latest Batman is £49.99 on PSN and £34.53 from Amazon. Who in their right mind would buy the PSN version unless they had no other option?

Dwayne Duquette
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I buy all my games digitally, main two reasons you get two copies of the game as well as no taxes. So a disc based game would have to be more than %50 cheaper and no tax. As an example I just got deadisland riptide for 19.99 downloaded on two ps3s and it's 39.99 at game stop plus tax. In closing I would buy bat man at 49 digitally as I would get two copies and pay no tax.


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