Online retailer Amazon has begun to sell digital content for the Playstation Network (PSN). How this works is that buyers receive a code, which can then be redeemed.
It doesn’t look like the full library of content from PSN is available at once. A few hundred games are listed so far, meaning that there will probably be a gradual integration for the full library.
To get its customers warmed up to buy through the Amazon portal, the site is offering $5 Credit For PSN content. This is applicable with only a selected titles, so keep an eye out for it.
Credit will be delivered via email within two days after a valid purchase. It’s valid until December 31, 2014. That should give you some time to think.
Content does include Playstation 3 games, as well as PS Vita titles. There are also currency gift cards and Playstation Plus subscriptions, so you can load up right there. A Playstation 4 section is also present and ready to go for the impending launch.
The major titles like Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4 and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag are some of the first games to be added. Still, you might want to watch out for those, as their physical release might set you back less right now than a fully priced digital code. Be sure to check your options, just in case.
Prior to this arrangement, Amazon already sold digital PC codes, including Steam keys. It has become quite popular with its end-of-year sales, where it rivals offerings made by Valve’s digital platform.
A similar deal for Xbox is not available as of yet.