Some truly wonderful news today if you’re a PlayStation gamer who wants to go digital; Sony and Amazon have partnered up to bring the PlayStation Network Digital Store to Amazon.com.
As of today, you can purchase digital codes for PS3 and PS Vita games and DLC. PS4 games will become available when the system launches. This means you won’t need to use your credit card in the PlayStation Store, or buy PSN cards, to get digital content. And I have to say that that is pretty awesome.
So far, the digital codes are priced exactly the same as the physical copies sold by Amazon. The selection of games available now isn’t that big, but at least the prices in some cases are cheaper than they are on the PlayStation Store. Hopefully this means that Amazon will be able to keep their digital prices the same as physical prices even when it dips down low.
I’m pretty sure my disc drive is going out on my PS3, and I have wanted to go digital when I eventually get a PS4 (and I mean digital when it makes sense… I’m not going to pay more for a digital copy ever), so this is great news for me. I only purchase games from Amazon anyway, so this is really welcomed news to me.
Sure, PSN titles used to be sold on Amazon and then they quit. It’s a little different this time in that there are retail games and this is actually meant to be a digital alternative for PlayStation gamers where they can take advantage of some cheaper prices than on the PS Store. I’m all for it, and I think it is a brilliant move for any company looking to push digital.
Is this enough to get you buying PS4, PS3, or PS Vita digital games? Let us know in the comments below.