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Old 03-27-2019, 01:16 AM   #1
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Sony will stop retailers selling PS4 Download Codes from April

That's a stupid move when Microsoft and Nintendo are still selling.

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You’ll have to buy from PSN if you want to stay digital.

Sony has confirmed that it will stop providing retailers digital download codes for PlayStation 4 games, starting April 1, 2019.

Talking to The Verge, a PlayStation spokesperson said: “We can confirm that as of April 1, 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment will no longer offer full games through SIE’s Global Digital at Retail program.”

“This decision was made in order to continue to align key businesses globally,” they said. “To support full games and premium editions, SIE will introduce increased denominations at select retailers. DLC, add-ons, virtual currency, and season passes will still be available.”

Sony’s decision means that anyone who doesn’t want to use their credit card for purchases on PSN can now only add to their digital library by purchasing virtual currency from a retailer and spending it at the PSN store, rather than simply buying a digital game code.

Concerns over store-bought digital codes started earlier this month when Twitter use Wario64 leaked a GameStop memo that explained the effects of the upcoming changes, such as how to advise customers about cancelling digital pre-orders or exchanging for physical editions.

As pointed out by The Verge’s report, it is not yet clear if this only affects physical stores like GameStop, or if the decision will extend to online retailers such as Amazon.

The GameStop memo points out that there will be a one-week period after release for Days Gone and Mortal Kombat 11, during which people will still be able to buy digital download codes in-store. After that, you’ll be limited to season passes, DLC, and virtual currency. While Sony promises that currency will be available in increased denomination options, it has yet to announce what those will be.
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:41 AM   #2
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Yeah, with how the ps division has been handling things lately it wouldn't be surprising that they will screw up their next generation.
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:28 AM   #3
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Wait... people actually bought those? In my stores they were always just shoved into a corner that nobody even knew they had.

I figured most people would just buy gift cards to get games digitally.
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:25 AM   #4
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Wait... people actually bought those? In my stores they were always just shoved into a corner that nobody even knew they had.

I figured most people would just buy gift cards to get games digitally.
Right, I am also wondering if people bought it

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Old 06-18-2019, 07:02 AM   #5
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Meh... never bought one and does it matter? Aslong as stores still sell PSN balance cards, people can just buy those and select the game on the store.

Non-issue the way i see it. They are actually incentivising buying physical stuff on shops.
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