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Amazon.com Now Offers Digital Codes for PlayStation Network Games and Game Content

Eric Lempel's Avatar Posted by SVP, PlayStation Network

Today we announced that we are bringing PlayStation Network games and add-on game content for PS3 and PSP to the new Amazon.com video game store: www.amazon.com/playstationnetwork.

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Now you have more options for where you purchase your PSN content whether it’s for yourself or a gift. At launch there will be 200 PlayStation games and game related content available, including titles such as Flower, PAIN, Pixel Junk Eden, Fat Princess, Super Stardust HD and classics such as Twisted Metal: Head-On, Loco Roco, SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo and WipEout Pure. Many more PlayStation Network game titles will become available on Amazon.com as well as the PlayStation Store over the coming months.

Digital access works on a code redemption system. If you purchase PlayStation Network content through Amazon.com, you will receive a code immediately after purchase or you can choose to email the code to yourself or send directly as a gift. Perfect timing for the Holidays! The code will reside in your Games & Software Library so you can retrieve it at anytime. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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mahunoy said:

October 7th, 8:03 am

Cool!

B-RadGfromOV said:

October 7th, 8:04 am

That’s awesome.

StewieG45 said:

October 7th, 8:06 am

Cool idead!

OnesOwnGrief said:

October 7th, 8:06 am

Does this mean that Amazon can do discounts on PSN at their own discretion cause current PSP titles are generally more expensive than the Used game/Amazon.com alternatives? If they can do sales this opens up a totally new avenue I would like to explore for digital distribution for my PS3 and PSPgo.

rbanke said:

October 7th, 8:06 am

Seems a little useless to me. I suppose it helps with exposure of PSN branding though. If i’m going to buy someone a PSN game as a gift, its smarter for me to buy them a $10/20/50 PSN card than a specific download code. Other than that, why would anyone buy this outside of being a gift…you have the store on your ps3/psp allready.

Battlehead said:

October 7th, 8:06 am

I like this idea!

Enforcer_X said:

October 7th, 8:08 am

Will releases come out at the same time on Thursday on both stores?

I think it’s GREAT because it’s going to save some serious money on sales tax!

Enforcer_X said:

October 7th, 8:09 am

@5 rbanke

To save money, either in the form of sales if not restricted and also in sales tax since Amazon doesn’t charge it in some areas.

GGCAN said:

October 7th, 8:11 am

Great idea.

Not only PSN cards, but now these codes.

Heisem said:

October 7th, 8:12 am

i’ve been waiting long time for this, thanks!

LiquidJ said:

October 7th, 8:16 am

I like this a lot. I think this will also make the GO! a lot more enticing.

Kenshin71 said:

October 7th, 8:16 am

What about offering larger games on PSN? Afrika is being released on disc and will most likely get lukewarm sales. You could probably double its sales by putting it on PSN (not sure on the file size though). Same with older games like Lost Planet or Assassins Creed which have sequels coming out (the publishers would like it too) or exclusive games like Naruto:UNS which could get a second wind on PSN. Really think this opportunity is being wasted.

Not to mention the GoW Collection, I mean that is crying out for a PSN release. You guys put a few full games on PSN like Warhawk and Burnout Paradise and then stopped. It makes little sense.

perrandy said:

October 7th, 8:17 am

this is a great idea! more options to buy the best !

MeltTech said:

October 7th, 8:17 am

Great idea

Blkant said:

October 7th, 8:17 am

Very impressive idea. Glad to see you guys being clever again :)

Yoinazek said:

October 7th, 8:17 am

Is Amazon accepting PayPal yet?

@ #5 Where you get your $10 PSN cards?

IceCold said:

October 7th, 8:18 am

Great idea to calm the retailers down on how all digital media would take away from their sales.

VofEscaflowne said:

October 7th, 8:19 am

Are these codes compatible with Canadian PSN accounts?

DLB said:

October 7th, 8:20 am

Nice!

BlooodyCow said:

October 7th, 8:21 am

This is really cool. I buy books from Amazons, and I usually get like $5 for music or games. I can used the $5 on a small game :)

Lemondish said:

October 7th, 8:23 am

Lovin this idea, can’t wait to see something on it that I just can’t do without. Given Amazon’s penchant for bundles and consumer savings, I see only good things on the horizon. Just waitin on that Ratchet & Clank Tools of Destruction and Quest for Booty bundle to prepare for the new one :)

I’m guessing this works with the current code redeeming system already built into the Playstation Store?

Will this open up the ability to preorder PSN content?

Argnoth said:

October 7th, 8:25 am

I hope you get more content on there that isn’t just Sony owned. Like Fallout 3 content, and other such gems? The Capcom offerings like Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, or Marvel vs Capcom 2.

Mox007 said:

October 7th, 8:31 am

Awesome. Now I know what I will spend my $20 Amazon card on(via Gamefly referal). :)

Coolwater said:

October 7th, 8:31 am

Hey Eric!

Please tell Amazon that they should separate the full games from the add-on content. I can already see the mass of people complaining that they bought the wrong code, thinking it was a full game. Yes, i know that it says right on there that it’s Add-on/Full game, but you and I both know how stupid people can be.

Just a suggestion to prevent a forest fire.

hermes200 said:

October 7th, 8:33 am

That is pretty cool. I have troubles having access to PSN cards, so an online alternative that supports my credit card information is most welcomed…

DZORMAGEN said:

October 7th, 8:35 am

This is a good idea, I think it’s smart!!

OneShotOswald said:

October 7th, 8:35 am

This is FU@”in great! Thank you some much I have been waiting for this for a long time;)

DANO69 said:

October 7th, 8:36 am

@12 Kenshin71

I can only agree “MORE FULL PSN GAMES” PLEASE.

ghostpos said:

October 7th, 8:37 am

Good, make this stuff EASY and Accessible, smart move Sony.

Zookey said:

October 7th, 8:37 am

Cool cool keep up the synergy hehe

Lugoves said:

October 7th, 8:40 am

The vast majority of my pre-ordering in fact the majority of my online shopping is thru Amazon. Being able to utilize them for PSN content is Awesome! I hope they get exclusive deals from time to time. But this is Awesome!
BTW Amazon is celebrating their WishList 10th Anniversary by having weekly gove aways – I put the Calender here http://www.lugoves.com/Page_Three.html but it’s as easy as creating, or adding a WishList to enter.

gus_xl said:

October 7th, 8:40 am

This is actually a pretty good idea. Easy to make gifts out of PSN games now.

remanutd5 said:

October 7th, 8:48 am

Great option Eric, hey Eric can you guys implement the same pause/resume option on the psp GO to the playstation 3 ??? it would be really great !!!!!

Sindred said:

October 7th, 8:48 am

I wonder if Amazon will be able to offer competitive prices to PSN?

SPARDA said:

October 7th, 8:53 am

Very smart move by SONY

Jhon_Key_USA said:

October 7th, 8:57 am

Excellent Idea !!! …

Jeigh said:

October 7th, 9:01 am

Incredibly intelligent move on the part of whoever thought this up. Give that guy/girl a cookie!

poweredbyzen said:

October 7th, 9:02 am

question is, will items be discounted?! i usually go to amazon for the discount; hope this extends to playstation network goods! :D

KazeEternal said:

October 7th, 9:02 am

Wow redundancy is awesome…..

station3fever said:

October 7th, 9:03 am

5x’s only download? no thanks. rather buy disc.

gwar9999 said:

October 7th, 9:06 am

Cool but it would be better if you can link your Amazon account with your PSN account such that if you purchased a title on Amazon for yourself, then the next time you logged into PSN the download would begin automatically (no need to enter a code).

That’s how TiVo works with Amazon Video on Demand.

nickjd331 said:

October 7th, 9:06 am

This is great progress, I hope to see this in Europe too.

nickjd331 said:

October 7th, 9:06 am

This is great progress, I hope to see this in Europe too.

Scodo_Thope said:

October 7th, 9:07 am

Amazon Rocks! Cool hookup!

zombie9 said:

October 7th, 9:10 am

Don’t really see the point. And Are U guys trying to kill Blueray? I can download PSP games now and can’t play them on PS3. Heck even gamecube could play Gameboy games. And what happend to PSN games going to blueray (PSN Greatest hits). I’ll buy that!!! :)

The_Apprentice said:

October 7th, 9:12 am

Very Nice…
But can you guys please specify whether the codes will be compatible with other region accounts?
Will a purchase at Amazon.com be compatible with a Canadian Account, or European Account?

Thanks.

makingdamage said:

October 7th, 9:13 am

What!?
Did I read that thing correctly, Sony is giving up their monopoly on PSN content? No, it can´t be. Why would Sony do this, competition means lower prices and thus lower profit for Sony. Or will Sony only let Amazon sell their PSN content at the same price as on the playstation store? If so, this “service” wouldn´t mean much to the costumers.

WackyWeedCreed said:

October 7th, 9:18 am

Cool!

Hope they have a special for some cheap games!

PSN_Tokeio said:

October 7th, 9:23 am

It’s a good start but there just isn’t enough content on there. All of the content is pretty stale… why is none of the new stuff there?

alza3em_94 said:

October 7th, 9:25 am

@makingdamage
this was the best announcement i heard this month… i dont care what u guys think but me and alot of my friends have troubles with the PSN store and credit cards not working .. and sony just solved this to everyone.

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