Sony to sell PSN content over the counter
No bankcard required
Sony says it wants to bring PlayStation Network games to high street shoppers, giving them the option to purchase the content over the counter without the need for an online transaction.
The scheme is already active Stateside, with US retailer GameStop stocking tons of PSN content.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's President, Andrew House, said Sony ”would like to work with the right retail partners in Europe under the right model, to undertake the same sort of activity", MCV reports.
Here in Blighty, Microsoft got there first, partnering with retailer Game, to sell XBLA content in-store. The programme, available in 40 Game stores across the UK, sees customers offered a selection of Xbox Arcade titles ranging from about £3 to £10. ®
When did PSN have content on it instead of piles of meaningless crap? As a UK based PSP owner, I get about a tenth of the content that the American PSN store enjoys. Given that a large number of game stores in the UK have axed their PSP section entirely, I can't see them falling over themselves to sign up for this.
Mines the one with the content bereft PSP in the pocket.