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GAME to sell digital PlayStation 3 titles

Mon 15 Aug 2011 7:01am GMT / 3:01am EDT / 12:01am PDT
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High Street retailer GAME is to sell digital PlayStation 3 titles in-store, beginning with first-party releases like God of War Collection, MAG and Killzone Steel Rain Map Pack.

Initially limited to first-party titles, the roll-out begins in 42 GAME and Gamestation stores today, with all 620 shops expected to be selling Sony's digital content by September.

"This is a significant step forward in our digital strategy. For the first time, gamers will be able to browse a wide range of digital titles for the PlayStation Network in our stores, alongside a variety of other digital and physical products," said Ian Shepherd, GAME CEO.

"The partnership reflects the close and long standing relationship between GAME and SCEE across Europe as both companies move rapidly to innovate and bring new products and services to customers."

Last month GAME began selling digital PC and browser content in store.

3 Comments

Terence Gage
Freelance writer

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Good stuff, although I wonder what their prices will be like. I've been playing a lot of MAG recently and I would be interested in perhaps picking up a digital copy, although I would expect and hope that the savings of selling it in digital form are passed on to the customer.

Posted:2 years ago

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Stephen Woollard
Online Infrastructure Specialist

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Highly unlikely Terence, especially as they've now stuck a retailer in the middle...

We had this discussion in another thread - the removal of physical media unfortunately generally means bigger profits for the publisher as opposed to savings for the consumer.

Posted:2 years ago

#2
how does this work out? (for the consumer that is - because everyone seem to want a cut of the pie. cant we buy direct from origin????)

Posted:2 years ago

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