UK retailer GAME has today announced that they will launching a digital software service for Vita downloads, allowing customers to purchase a greater range of their Vita downloads at GAME retail stores and redeem through PSN store online or the via the Vita store.
The service is due to launch tomorrow, Friday 25th July, although some stores have already began to offer the downloads today as you can see from the photos below.
The service will be available both in GAME retail stores and their online store, offering downloads of full games for as little as £3.99. The titles include both classic Vita-compatible games and modern titles.
“We’re committed to making digital content more accessible for all our customers, helping them to discover all the fantastic digital games out there. We’re really excited about this exclusive partnership with PlayStation, allowing us to provide quality digital content by offering a much larger and more varied selection of titles from the PS Vita back catalogue.
“These digital downloads mean it is now even easier to get gaming by offering our customers the chance to pay both in-store and online as well with the added benefit of trading in.”
GAME category director, Charlotte Knight
The initial line-up of titles will include Killzone Liberation, Crash Bandicoot, Destruction Derby, Limbo and Uncharted Golden Abyss.
At the GAME store in Coventry today, the following titles were on offer;
- Crash Bandicoot (PSOne Classic) – £3.99
- Limbo – £7.99
- ModNation Racers £11.99
- Resistance £19.99
- Killzone Liberation (PSP title) – £6.49
- Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time – £14.99
- Gravity Rush – £11.99
- Flower – £6.49
The full range can also be found online here on the GAME website. It’s currently unclear as to whether this indicates a long term shift away from physical Vita titles in GAME stores, with digital downloads being offered instead.
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