Need another venue to purchase your PSN games? Now you have it – you can purchase digital access codes for PSN games on Amazon. Amazon is the first online retailer to offer such codes for PSN titles and content. Sony an Amazon announced today that the video game store on Amazon.com has purchasable codes for more than 200 PSN games and game-related content for your PS3 or PSP systems.
This expands Amazon.com’s current library of video game related digital downloads and provides another avenue for customers to purchase content from the PSN. Both Sony and Amazon seem eager for this collaboration, with VPs from both sides praising the PSN and how important this addition is to Amazon.com.
If you’re unfamiliar with purchasing digital content on Amazon.com, you purchase a code, which you can choose to have e-mailed to you immediately. That code, in turn, it punched into your PSN account and, from there, you can download the content you purchased. It works much like special promotion and pre-order codes do, so anyone who has used that system on the PSN in the past should be familiar with how this works.
Its nice to have another means of which to purchase some great PSN titles such as Flower (my personal favorite), Pixel Junk Eden or PAIN and is just one more way Sony is expanding their reach within the online retailer space. The press release is below, for those interested.
Digital Access Codes for PlayStation(R)Network Games Now Available Via the Amazon.com Video Game Store
Amazon.com is the First Online Retailer to Offer Digital Access Codes for PlayStation Network Games and Game Content
SEATTLE and FOSTER CITY, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) and Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) today announced that digital access codes for more than 200 PlayStation®Network games and game-related content for PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) entertainment systems are now available in the Amazon.com Video Game Store at www.amazon.com/playstationnetwork. The new collaboration between PlayStation and Amazon.com broadens PlayStation’s reach and gives consumers another option to purchase digital access codes for download via PlayStation(R)Network with popular titles such as Flower™, PAIN, PixelJunk™ Eden, Wipeout Pure and classics like Twisted Metal®: Head-On.
“We are excited to expand our current library of video game platform downloads,” said Paul Ryder, vice president of consumer electronics for Amazon.com. “PlayStation Network games are an important addition and we plan to continue making it easier for customers to instantly enjoy new content as well as their favorite games from the comfort of their living rooms.”
“With more than 600 million pieces of content downloaded to date, consumers are turning to PlayStation Network more than ever for digitally distributed entertainment content,” said Peter Dille, senior vice president of Marketing and PlayStation Network. “We are excited to team with Amazon.com to expand our reach with Amazon’s market leading ability to target current and future PlayStation consumers.”
Digital access to PlayStation Network games works on a code-redemption system. Amazon.com customers who wish to purchase a PlayStation Network game or game-related content are able to purchase a digital access code for downloading content on PS3 or PSP systems with their US PlayStation Network accounts. Amazon.com customers will receive the code immediately after purchase or they can choose to email the code to themselves or send the code as a gift. Additionally, this code will reside in the customer’s Your Games & Software Library so they can retrieve it at any time.
PlayStation games and add-on content available in the Amazon.com Video Game Store are sold by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.