SCEA and Amazon announced today 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.
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. At first glance this seems cool, but if I was going to buy a game or gaming related content, why wouldn’t I just buy it directly from the Playstation store. I suppose though if you wanted to give these as gifts or something of that nature this would be an easy way to do it.