Sony Confirms It Will Stop Selling PlayStation Game Codes In Retail Stores
It looks like there are some big changes for Sony on the horizon. Recently, Twitter user Wario64 shared a GameStop memo revealing that Sony would no longer be providing PlayStation game digital download codes to retailers to sell effective as of next month. The memo states that only full game codes will be affected by the change, and that retailers will still be able to sell add-on content and PSN cards. Now, Sony has confirmed the upcoming changes in a statement of its own.
The news comes by way of a statement Eurogamer received from Sony which states that the upcoming change is being made “to continue to align key businesses globally,” which sounds an awful lot like the company isn’t making as much money as it could be if it has its user base simply purchase full game codes through the PlayStation Store. “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,” Sony’s statement reads.
This decision was made in order to continue to align key businesses globally. 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.”
As mentioned, the policy change will take into effect on April 1st, just a few short days away, so anyone that’s been hoarding GameStop PowerUp Rewards points and the like should get a move on before full game codes are no longer available.
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