Game released their plans earlier today to move away from the usual physical disc sales and have announced that it has formed a partnership with Sony themselves to distribute digital content through Sony’s PlayStation Network, Game has announced this scheme to try to find a new way to increase their share price which has halved in the last three months.
This deal will allow Game to sell downloadable PSN games, alongside additional content straight from their store, this is only the start, as Game plan to expand this further around the gaming community, Eurogamer managed to get Game to tell them some pricing, who told them when you but the content from store you will receive a 12-digit code which you will then have to redeem from your PS3.
The main problem with a service like this is the recent clampdown over DLC content for used games, with some publishers using a new system to basically expire game content once it has been obtained, this means that Game cannot sell DLC extra with these games.
In the UK, Game has a total of 620 stores which also include Gamestation which is the first to offer download purchases in-store, and in the future Game is looking to expand this feature across Europe. Currently, games that will be available for this kind of purchase are MAG, God of War Collection and Wipeout Fury as well as expansion packs for Killzone 3 and Uncharted 2.
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