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GAME starts selling Steam Wallet codes in stores

By Dan Pearson

GAME starts selling Steam Wallet codes in stores

Fri 30 Nov 2012 9:49am GMT / 4:49am EST / 1:49am PST

Retailer says offering broadens catalogue and increases convenience

UK retailer GAME is to start selling Steam Wallet codes in stores today, offering a 33 per cent discount against them for any trade ins made for a limited time.

Available in denominations of 5, 10, 15 and 20, the one-use codes can be entered for credit on a customer's steam account.

"This is the latest initiative offering unrivalled value, range and ease of obtaining digital content for our UK gaming community," said GAME CEO Martyn Gibss.

"We are delighted to be partnering with Steam as we look to grow our PC gaming communities together. The partnership forms a significant part of our increased offering for any PC gamer which will also include a full digital catalogue available on tablets in store to browse and new ways to pay for digital downloads, making the process easier and more secure than ever."

As well as the new Steam Wallet giftcard system, 200 stores will be displaying the full digital catalogue available for PC on special tablets in-store.

A similar scheme has been in use at US retailer GameStop for some time, proving popular with customers.

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1 Comment

It's been a couple of years since I bought a PC game in GAME and at least six months since I walked through their doors. I can't see this news changing that. GAME's exclusivity deals with publishers have shut Steam users in the UK out of several big titles that the rest of the world has been able to enjoy (such as Assassin's Creed III), yet now they think they can lure those jilted gamers into their stores with the promise of cheap gift cards? Good luck with that.

Edited 2 times. Last edit by Laurence Alexander on 30th November 2012 5:37pm

Posted:3 years ago


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