Amazon Opens a PlayStation Network Storefront
Digital PSN games and content can now be purchased through Amazon.com.
by Chris Pereira, November 12, 2013
Amazon's website now has a section devoted to the PlayStation Network where shoppers can purchase digital games and content for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita.
The PSN storefront is now online and offers both games and things like downloadable content for the aforementioned systems. All of this content is made available to buyers as digital codes which can be redeemed on the appropriate system.
This setup provides gamers with an alternative to purchasing games through the store hosted on the systems themselves and PSN's browser-based store. While the selection of games offered are no different and many of the prices are the same, there are exceptions -- Splinter Cell: Blacklist for PS3, for instance, is offered for $59.99 on Sony's store, but a digital code from Amazon is currently priced at $50.39.
An added benefit of Amazon having a PSN store is it gives consumers additional ways of getting their hands on PlayStation content. For instance, Amazon gift cards (including those obtained through something like Coinstar) can now be used to instantly purchase digital PSN content.
Amazon is currently offering a $5 credit on a future PSN purchase with the purchase of select titles. The $5 credit is usable anytime through the end of 2014.
Additionally, to kick off the launch, Amazon has provided us with PS3 copies of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for us to give away to IGN users. IGN Prime members can go here and enter to win one of 25 copies.