‘PSN Day 1 Digital’ Announced: 8 PS3 Games Available Digitally On Release Day in the US

September 25, 2012 Written by Sebastian Moss

Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced their new digital download initiative ‘PSN Day 1 Digital’, which will bring the biggest retail games coming out in October to the PSN on release day.

  • Resident Evil 6 (Available for download on October 2 – $59.99)
  • NBA 2K13 (Available for download on October 2 – $59.99/$53.99 for PLUS members, with pre-order)*
  • Dishonored (Available for download on October 9 – $59.99/$53.99 for PLUS members, with pre-order)*
  • DOOM 3: BFG Edition (Available for download on October 16 – $39.99/$35.99 for PLUS members, with pre-order)*
  • 007: Legends (Available for download on October 16 – $59.99)+
  • Medal Of Honor: Warfighter (Available for download on October 23 – $59.99)
  • Need For Speed: Most Wanted (Available for download on October 30 – $59.99/$53.99 for PLUS members, with pre-order)*
  • Assassin’s Creed III (Available for download on October 30 – $59.99)*

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

Morgan Haro revealed on the PS Blog that midnight releases aren’t out of the question:

Some of these releases may have midnight releases. We’ll update here on the blog when we’re ready to share which releases can be picked up at midnight on PSN.

Jack Buser, Senior Director, PlayStation Digital Platforms, SCEA commented on the news:

PSN gamers have been ecstatic with recent day-and-date digital launches of AAA games like Mass Effect 3 and Borderlands 2. Our upcoming ‘PSN Day 1 Digital’ lineup in October is exceptional and demonstrates our commitment to delivering the best games to the devoted PlayStation community as soon as they’re available. Additionally, with our new PlayStation 3 models on the horizon offering up to 500GB of storage, there’s never been a better time to experience PS3 games digitally through PSN.

More choice is always a good thing, but the price for non-PS+ users is still the full retail cost, meaning you’ll likely be able to get it cheaper in a store. With that in mind, will you be downloading any of these games? Let us know in the comments below.