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Sony Brings PSN Digital Offering to Online Retailer [Update]

October 7, 2009 Written by Anthony Severino

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Since the launch of the PSPgo, Sony has become even more intent on bringing digital PlayStation Network content to PlayStation owners around the globe. Games, Add-ons and more can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store, straight to your PS3 or PSP.

Now Sony has teamed up with a major online retailer to bring PlayStation Network titles to the retail level, where interested gamers can purchase the content along side their other everyday purchases.

Amazon-PSN-Store

Sony and Amazon have opened an Amazon PlayStaton Network Store. The store offers everything from DLC add-ons, to full games. Even thought the store has just launched, it already features a robust offering. So far prices have seemed to be in line with what you would see on the PlayStation Store. The Amazon PlayStaton Network Store features games available for both the PS3, and PSP, even PSOne Classics have made it onto the new storefront.

Some games/add-ons already available include:

  • Pixeljunk Monsters
  • Flower
  • Pain
  • High Velocity Bowling
  • Echochrome
  • LittleBigPlanet: Metal Gear Solid 4 Pack
  • Beats
  • Killzone Liberation
  • and so many more!

Visit the Amazon PlayStaton Network Store now!

[UPDATE]

We’ve just received the official press release from Sony, check it out below!

Digital Access Codes for PlayStation(R)Network Games Now Available Via the Amazon.com Video Game Store

Amazon.com is the First Online Retailer to Offer Digital Access Codes for PlayStation Network Games and Game Content

SEATTLE and FOSTER CITY, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) and Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) today announced that digital access codes for more than 200 PlayStation®Network games and game-related content for PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) entertainment systems are now available in the Amazon.com Video Game Store at www.amazon.com/playstationnetwork. The new collaboration between PlayStation and Amazon.com broadens PlayStation’s reach and gives consumers another option to purchase digital access codes for download via PlayStation(R)Network with popular titles such as Flower™, PAIN, PixelJunk™ Eden, Wipeout Pure and classics like Twisted Metal®: Head-On.

“We are excited to expand our current library of video game platform downloads,” said Paul Ryder, vice president of consumer electronics for Amazon.com. “PlayStation Network games are an important addition and we plan to continue making it easier for customers to instantly enjoy new content as well as their favorite games from the comfort of their living rooms.”

“With more than 600 million pieces of content downloaded to date, consumers are turning to PlayStation Network more than ever for digitally distributed entertainment content,” said Peter Dille, senior vice president of Marketing and PlayStation Network. “We are excited to team with Amazon.com to expand our reach with Amazon’s market leading ability to target current and future PlayStation consumers.”

Digital access to PlayStation Network games works on a code-redemption system. Amazon.com customers who wish to purchase a PlayStation Network game or game-related content are able to purchase a digital access code for downloading content on PS3 or PSP systems with their US PlayStation Network accounts. Amazon.com customers will receive the code immediately after purchase or they can choose to email the code to themselves or send the code as a gift. Additionally, this code will reside in the customer’s Your Games & Software Library so they can retrieve it at any time.

PlayStation games and add-on content available in the Amazon.com Video Game Store are sold by Amazon Digital Services, Inc