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PSN Day 1 Digital: Get These 8 PS3 Games Digitally On Release Day

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Day 1 Digital

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The month of October is an exciting one for PS3 gamers, with a plethora of AAA titles hitting store shelves over the next four weeks. I’m excited to announce today that eight of the hottest upcoming titles will be available on PlayStation Network the same day they hit retailers through a new program called PSN Day 1 Digital!

To celebrate the launch of this new program, we’re giving you access to participate in “digital game launches,” so you can get your hands on great games releasing in October, without having to leave home. We’re also giving you the chance to pre-order select games ahead of their release date and offering 10% discounts on a number of titles for PlayStation Plus members.

This new program aims to bring you the best PS3 titles digitally through PlayStation Network. Throughout the month of October, we will be offering the following titles for download on day 1:

Resident Evil 6

(Available for download on October 2nd – $59.99)

NBA 2K13

(Available for download on October 2nd – $59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members, with pre-order)*


(Available for download on October 9th – $59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members, with pre-order)*

DOOM 3: BFG Edition

(Available for download on October 16th – $39.99/$35.99 for PS Plus members, with pre-order)*

007: Legends

(Available for download on October 16th – $59.99)+

Medal Of Honor: Warfighter

(Available for download on October 23rd – $59.99)

Need For Speed: Most Wanted Standard Edition

(Available for download on October 30th – $59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members, with pre-order UPDATE: Pre-order before 10/30 to gain Limited Edition content for no extra cost)*

Assassin’s Creed III

(Available for download on October 30th – $59.99)*

* Available for pre-order
+ 10% discount for PS Plus members during first week of availability

We have more exciting info on all these titles to tell you about in the coming weeks, so be sure to check the PlayStation.Blog each week for in-depth posts on these games. And let us know in the comments which Day 1 Digital titles you’ll be downloading on release day!

Add Your Own

Welfare_Child said:

September 25th, 11:48 am

i love digital content but they’re missing that preorder bonus that i want from retailers. please by any chance sony have preorder bonuses not betas but content for the game it would be really nice and it can bring more customers.

Digital-Big-Boss said:

September 25th, 11:48 am

I can find much better deals for games in stores, if you expect me to do digital download on retail games, then you better be offering much cheaper prices.

rkrasouski said:

September 25th, 11:51 am

We should get some discount for AC: liberation when buying AC3 digitally…or better make it cross-buy like battle royale

conda3 said:

September 25th, 11:52 am

So all PS3 games are gonna be “Day 1 Digital” from now on. If so great, I was running out of space for my games anyway.

supermoc10 said:

September 25th, 11:52 am

Awesome news. Now all you need to make DD retail games more viable are updating the store on Tuesday at midnight and allowing us to pre-load games like Steam. Also, you should make the Store a lot more like Steam when it comes to the way it operates and the layout.

LMHansen said:

September 25th, 11:54 am

Loving this. Wish I knew about it earlier, but digital downloads beats physical media every day of the week. I’m running out of storage space for DVDs, Blu-Rays, games, CDs and books …

supermoc10 said:

September 25th, 11:54 am

Also, is this a sneak peek at how the new Store is gonna look?

C_Y_P_H_E_R said:

September 25th, 12:05 pm

Digital should be cheaper. I agree with #1. Though to expect that on day one release is silly. It should be like how movies are in the theatre to disc. A few months. Day one it should be 25% off (for PS Plus users at least). Sony understands better than the companies they are dealing with, I’m sure. Digital deals need to be better if they want me to spend ALL of my money on games.

C_Y_P_H_E_R said:

September 25th, 12:07 pm

Sony needs to release a 750gb hdd for $50. People would buy that like crazy. I’d even buy one for a friend!

DaWolf619 said:

September 25th, 12:15 pm

Games that I will be playing for a long time, like Most Wanted and NBA 2K13 are perfect for this Pre-orders cancelled. Will download both of those day one! Awesome!! Thank you, PSN and PS+

OziiXDH said:

September 25th, 12:26 pm

So, how about the TR (Turkish) PSN users? Can they get %10 discount and can they get the games with these prices?

Street_Killaz said:

September 25th, 12:33 pm

DOOM and Resident Evil 6!

NCtwin said:

September 25th, 12:34 pm

Does that mean that people that pre-order over PSN get the same bonuses as doing it at GameStop or Amazon(i.e. the All-Star Weekend with NBA 2K13)¿

AceOfSpades725 said:

September 25th, 12:43 pm

I preordered the physical version of Assassin’s creed 3 for the steel book. Was also thinking of preordering Need for speed, i’m now considering the digital version for that if the same bonuses are included. I’m really hoping EA is considering on making it Cross buy as well!

Heavenly_king said:

September 25th, 12:54 pm

Do we get ps+ disccount with every game listed here? I ask this because in the post the 007 game does not have a disccount but in posts number 1 and 12, you say every game gets a disccount on day 1 with ps+. Please answer XD.

Heavenly_king said:

September 25th, 12:58 pm

@153 that is not possible because the games are different. If the Vita game was a port of the ps3, I think that could happen.

DigoZpp said:

September 25th, 1:00 pm

What about the pre-order bonus on NBA 2K13? The All-Star Weekend DLC code will be sent if you buy the game at GameStop or Amazon. Are we getting the code here too?
And if not, anyone knows if this DLC can be bought on PSN?

MarkakaJin said:

September 25th, 1:04 pm

I am starting to prefer digital format over physical copy and that’s because it’s more convenient and I don’t have to put the damn disc into the slot. Welp, need to upgrade hard drive with lots of space.

Trieloth said:

September 25th, 1:05 pm

This is a great idea giving us the heads up about being able to DL the game. My only grip is the waiting for the store to update to get the game on release day. My patients is really poor :(

NickNacca611 said:

September 25th, 1:12 pm

Looks like they are saying PS+ members only get a 10% discount on some of these during the first week and others only when you pre-order? Is that the case? If so, do we get a demo or a 60 min trial before we go ahead with it? I would hate to loose out on my 10% discount because I wanted to try it before I threw down $54.

gamer_316 said:

September 25th, 1:12 pm

if possible you should also list the file size for these games as well since HDD space is a concern for some people

UnholyBahamut said:

September 25th, 1:16 pm

This is really good and interesting, it’s good for the customer to choose if they want a digital or physical copy of the game from day 1. However, the digital copy should be cheaper (at least $5) for everyone, that way you can get more people getting interested. Otherwise there is no a big reason to buy digital over retail.

D-Squad3 said:

September 25th, 1:18 pm

Why doesn’t Assassin’s Creed III have a discount?!!

InternatlGamer1 said:

September 25th, 1:28 pm

what I want with PS4 on launch day if it’s not asking too much.
A system that is capable through emulation to fully support Backwards Compatability through both Physical and digital Distribution.
All PSN related stuff is transferable to the PS4 including PSN ID, PS Store games and all.
All PS4 models including a possible PS4 Slim to have Full BACKWARDS Compatability through both Physical and digital Distribution even if you have to pay $10 to have it.
Cross Game Chat for PS4.

PrimeroIncognito said:

September 25th, 1:32 pm

Falaut said: “From what I understand, the disc, box, packaging and printing that goes into a retail release costs about $5, give or take. So if there is none of that associated with a digital release, how come the end consumer is not seeing any of the savings.”

But digital distribution requires constant maintenance for the servers providing the downloadable content. One cost replaces another. Honestly, I wouldn’t expect too much of a discount in the future, even when games go 100% downloadable. People never think about that. I guess that’s because you guys just like to complain about anything.

GeoDarky said:

September 25th, 1:32 pm

GREAT!! Thanks Sony you are the best now am going to buy 4 of the above titles Day 1 :)

PrimeroIncognito said:

September 25th, 1:48 pm

Sure, you can’t sell a downloaded copy and get some money back, but that only benefits you if you’re the type of person who never plays a game again once you’re done with it. But most gamers like to keep their games.

Pros to downloading games are actually quite numerous:

1. You get to keep it FOREVER. How many times have you gotten rid of a game, then a couple years down the road you crave playing it again. Crap, now you have to shell out money once again. With the downloadable version in your purchase history, you can just click and download it again. Just look how many people are gushing over GTA 3. I wonder why they ever sold it in the first place if they love it so much.

2. Can’t get damaged, lost, or stolen. That’s 3 benefits in 1 actually…

3. They don’t wear down the disc drive/laser. Of course the hard drive will get more work, but as of now, not only are hard drives cheaper and easier to replace, but they also seem to be more reliable to begin with. Personally, I like a mix of disc and downloaded games so I don’t wear either one out too soon. Although I tend to go more for the disc, I won’t be complaining when the industry goes to 100% digital distribution.

nyr123o said:

September 25th, 1:49 pm

What do downloadable non-psn games do?
-They hog hard drive space. I think the highest the ps3 can go is 640gb? And the fact that an announcement was made that his ps3 console will be supported through 2015, the earliest the ps4 will come out will be 2014. Sony needs to do something between now and when the ps4 comes out to support a bigger hard drive in the ps3 than 640gb at 5400.
-They are still cheaper to buy on ebay. That is really true plus you will save the hard drive hogging downloadable’s.

JnF_Gho5t said:

September 25th, 1:49 pm

Nice option. I would rather buy the physical copy though.

PrimeroIncognito said:

September 25th, 1:49 pm

4. No tax! (In most areas) This actually does make the game CHEAPER to buy it this way!

5. You don’t have to leave your house to get it! Lazy bums! You can sit on the couch in your underwear while making the purchase. You can’t go down to the store in your underwear. Well, you could… but please don’t… unless you’re a hot chick.

6. Supplies never run out! You won’t go down to the store only to get turned away and feeling irritated because the last copy was just sold 5 minutes before you got there. You know you hate that feeling…

nyr123o said:

September 25th, 1:51 pm

Also they are still cheaper on ebay even if you are a ps plus subscriber

PrimeroIncognito said:

September 25th, 1:54 pm

Damn you guys broke up my list… :|

Anyway, continuing…

7. As a certain troll here loves to point out (and he’s actually right), currently with downloadable purchases you can play the game on two separate consoles, whereas the disc only can be played on one at a time. If you’re have a gaming party/session at your house on multiple consoles, you’ll need a disc for each console! The downloaded versions will require half that many purchases. Of course, this is only for now, as the rules may change in the future…

8. More to come later. I just can’t think right now.

nyr123o said:

September 25th, 1:56 pm

you also can’t sell games that you download. At least with a disc you can get some kind of a return on your intitial investment through ebay or some other place…Too bad you can’t sell psn games that you buy and finish..

DeathGazer said:

September 25th, 1:56 pm

10% discount…that’s hardly a discount at all. And Bethesda should be giving away Dishonored or Doom considering what a broken piece of crap Skyrim was for PS3 owners. And still no Dawnguard as well.

saab01 said:

September 25th, 1:56 pm

I like this but still the whole price point is wrong. When I think of digital I think of keeping it forever that means it would have to be cheaper for me to pick it up. Why would I drop 60 on a digital game when I can buy it cheaper in the store later on soon after its release???

illmatic24 said:

September 25th, 2:08 pm

So Resident Evil 6 gets… nothing at all? If that’s the case, they can at least allow us to pre-order it and pre-load it so we can play at midnight. Europe is able to do that for Resident Evil 6, so why not us?

NaCl- said:

September 25th, 2:12 pm

@PSN Community team

Where is XCOM Enemy Unknown? Please add that.

Darth-Krayt said:

September 25th, 2:19 pm

@ Morgan
I’m excited to hear you guys are listening and plan on allowing us to download pre-orders at midnight. That’s a big deal to me. PLEASE do it for DOOM 3:BFG Edition. And please announce it soon. I’ll happily cancell my physical copy pre-order and switch to digital for that game (as it’s a game I would never even consider getting rid of), if I can get it at midnight with a discount from PSN.

And Thanks to iD and Bethesda for making releasing the game digitally on Day 1. DOOM3:BFG is one of the few disc based games I’m excited for in the remaining 2012. Thumbs up.

The biggest positive about digital copies of games over physical media is environmental impact. I’m not even one of these people who believe global warming is caused by man (every planet in the Sol system are heating up at the same rate, even Pluto), but we sure do pollute. And games are a big contributor between all the plastic processing for discs and packaging, paper for the manuals and other ads in the box, not to mention fuel consumption and all the other enviro. negatives associated with worldwide shipping.

Orochidude said:

September 25th, 2:19 pm

Lame that the US Playstation Store doesn’t have RE6 available for Pre-Order unlike the EU Store. EU Store’s pre-order came with all of the bonuses.

JnF_Gho5t said:

September 25th, 2:20 pm

They should add the download size of each game in this post

RE_Player said:

September 25th, 2:22 pm

For $36 I’ll pick up that DOOM 3 BFG edition for sure. Always good to have the DOOM games on your hard drive.

Darth-Krayt said:

September 25th, 2:24 pm

I agree with 187 as well. X-COM: Enemy Unknown would be a great game for digital release as well.

PrimeroIncognito said:

September 25th, 2:25 pm

You’re 100% right.

I hadn’t thought of that yet. I’m sure I would have eventually though… I just haven’t eaten lunch yet so my brain isn’t functioning at full power right now. :)

I sure do hate pollution. Air pollution specifically drives me bonkers. Any possible ways that our big industries can produce less pollution is definitely worth exploring and is extremely important.

PrimeroIncognito said:

September 25th, 2:27 pm

^^^ That’s for Darth-Krayt.

You are 100% correct, sir. Sorry, forgot to mention your name. Damn I need to get some lunch.

Daimomaru said:

September 25th, 2:34 pm

This is frustrating.. Please stop charging full price for digital downloads. Please listen to us, this is nonesense!


September 25th, 3:25 pm

Life just got easier for us military guys oversees. No more waiting two weeks for US games to make it through customs.

jkh33 said:

September 25th, 3:53 pm

Will there be a PSN pre-order for Black Ops 2

ManoAuditore said:

September 25th, 3:54 pm

WOW! GREAT NEWS! I was going for the retail copies of RE6 and Dishonored, but this will save me PLENTY of cash and make my life easier. We need more events like that.
Can anyone tell me if the games will be available only in october or the offers will be permanently in PSN?

RocKeRGRL1212 said:

September 25th, 4:04 pm

How does day 1 digital work? Do I need to join something or download anything or will the games just be there october 2nd like Resident Evil 6? Thanks Morgan Haro ^_^


September 25th, 4:20 pm

10% off is nice but a number of those games will be $50 in a matter of weeks at retailers, if not less thanks to Black Friday a little over three weeks later. Hell, my pre-ordered copy of NFS: Most Wanted is $53.52 (there was a price drop at some point with my pre-order) on Amazon with free shipping and I’ll get it on release day, likely before the PS Store is even updated, unless there’s a pre-download and it can be unlocked at 12:01AM.

I get having to make retailers happy and they wouldn’t be if there were huge undercuts but until DD can manage that on a closed platform like the PS3 and Store (never compare DD options on PC to consoles, two totally different beasts) that greatly benefits consumers it’s hard to justify going that way outside of DD exclusives and the occasional good deal that does pop up. There’s a whole bunch of other issues with DD still but I don’t feel like writing a novel ATM.

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