If you own a PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, you already know the process of purchasing a digital game on the PlayStation Network. The only way you can make your purchase if you own these consoles is either through your PS3, PS Vita or online through the Sony Entertainment Network website. That all changes today.
Starting today, several major retailers will allow their customers to buy digital content on the PlayStation Network. Sony is currently allowing online retailers to sell digital PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita titles, but at the moment, PlayStation 4 titles have yet to be listed since the console isn’t released yet. Amazon has already launched their own storefront for digital PlayStation games and is offering a $5 PSN credit which can be redeemed on anything available within the PlayStation Network.
Digital versions of PS4 games will be available as soon as the physical titles launch. This should help Sony’s sales of PlayStation Network games since many retailers will be able to offer a better deal than Sony could. It will be interesting to see what else comes of this. It’s a good move on Sony’s part and makes things more convenient for gamers who can get games quickly.