Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer to date. Not wanting to be left behind in the race for the fast approaching digital downloads only in the games industry, Amazon has partnered up with Sony and has launched its very own digital store for the PlayStation Network. Dubbed as the “Amazon PlayStation Network Store”, it provides an alternate way for the customers to buy games digitally for their platforms. The supported platforms are PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and the upcoming PlayStation 4.
Why the need for an alternate digital store, you ask? With the fast closing race for the digital-only future, a person may get limited to only one store for their digital purchases. These stores tend to be only from the console manufactures themselves and no one else. With an alternative store present as an option, many customers can opt to purchase stuff from their preferred choice of store. Diversity is always a good thing.
In order to celebrate the launch of the “Amazon PlayStation Network Store”, Amazon is offering up to $5 of PSN credit back on select digital purchases. More over, customers who are participating in the limited time offer of “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” by Amazon on games will also receive a $5 bonus credit for PSN, starting from Tuesday, November 12.
You can visit the web interface of the Amazon PlayStation Network Store here.
What do you think about this move by Amazon? Clever or not worthy enough? Is it good for the customers to have a choice? Let us know in the comments below.