PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita owners know all too well the process of purchasing a digital game on the PlayStation Network. The only way you can make your purchase is either through your PS3, PS Vita or online through the Sony Entertainment Network website. But starting today, a number of major retailers will allow its customers to buy digital content on the PlayStation Network.
Sony is currently allowing online retailers to sell digital PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita titles, although at this time, PlayStation 4 titles have yet to be listed. Amazon is one such retailer who has launched their own storefront for digital PlayStation games and is even offering a $5 PSN credit which can be redeemed on anything within the PlayStation Network.
If you were hoping to get your digital PlayStation 4 game today, you’ll have to wait a few more days as digital versions will become available as soon as the physical titles launch, many of which will become available on November 15.
This move will certainly help Sony’s sales of PlayStation Network games as we’re sure many of the partner retailers will be able to offer a better deal than Sony could for digital goods. We’ll just have to wait and see where this takes Sony’s digital games, although we only see good things coming from this launch.