PlayStation is no longer restricted to Sony for digital games

Jordan O'Brien
November 12, 2013

There’s no denying that Sony’s PlayStation Network store is likely to be quite expensive, but that’s okay because today Amazon has launched its own PlayStation Network store, offering digital game downloads and DLC directly from Amazon — meaning you might get a better deal than shopping at Sony’s store.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen this kind of thing, it’s currently a popular method on the PC, with Valve’s Steam marketplace offering other retailers the chance to sell Steam codes and activate games within Steam — meaning there is some significant price differences depending on the seller.

To celebrate the launch of Amazon’s US PlayStation Network store, the company is offering $5 worth of PSN credit on digital orders, although you’re currently restricted to just PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita games — with PlayStation 4 games set to launch alongisde their physical titles.

It doesn’t look like Amazon will be the only company to launch its own digital PlayStation storefront, with other retailers likely to step up to the plate in the future.

Source: Kotaku

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