This is good news for those of us in the UK. We all know of the PSN security breaches that happened earlier this year, and I am aware that it has made many customers reluctant to buy content directly from the PSN store. Well Game and Gamestation are both offering a solution by allowing gamers to buy digital titles directly from the store. They will begin by selling only first-party Sony releases such as God of War Collection and Killzone Steel Rain Map Pack as of today. An initial roll-out to 42 GAME and Gamestation stores will be followed by a larger scale roll-out to all 620 stores in September.
“This is a significant step forward in our digital strategy. For the first time, gamers will be able to browse a range of digital titles for the PlayStation Network in our stores, alongside a variety of other digital and physical products,” announced GAME CEO, Ian Shepherd.
“The partnership reflects the close and long-standing relationship between GAME and SCEE across Europe as both companies move rapidly to innovate and bring new products and services to customers.”