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SONY WILL Stop Distributing Game Download Codes from Retailers on APRIL 1ST

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[EDIT] Sony has CONFIRMED the policy change! Better getting codes on retailers quickly!
 

 

IMPORTANT! Better be safe than sorry!

 

There has been a leaked memo from GameStop. This memo was sent by Sony, announcing that they will stop distributing digital download codes for FULL GAMES to retailers, starting by April 1st. From this date, only digital full games will be purchable directly via PS Store!

 

Not only that, Sony will disable ALL remaining codes left in retailers’ system! This may potentially invalid all remaining PS3, PS Vita and PS4 game codes, including delisted games from PS Store, now only accessible via those codes!

 

However, codes from PSN currency cards, PlayStation Plus membership and Add-ons (like DLC, season pass, microtransactions) will still be available for purchase.

 

Right now, you better get those codes from the retailers and redeem them to your PSN accounts before it’s too late!

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I typically only buy prepaid cards. Rare for me to buy codes for actual games, so doesn't impact me as long as they aren't getting rid of the prepaid cards. Still, thanks for the heads up.

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April 1st?

I'd believe it if it was from April 2nd. Anyway it doesn't affect me

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2 minutes ago, sephiroth4424 said:

April 1st?

I'd believe it if it was from April 2nd. Anyway it doesn't affect me

 

Plenty of serious things have happened on April 1st. Not every company gives a shit about stupid jokes.

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Ive boughten and received a few in my days for and as gifts

but theyve all since been redeemed

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I'm sorry it's my fault guys. I bought a Division 2 digital code from Best Buy last week. I never knew these existed aside from redeeming prepaid PSN cards and when I finally buy one of these things, Sony discontinues lol

 

Regardless, this affects me none since the PSN pre-paid cards are still going to be around.

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Damn that’s crazy! Damn good thing I got Skyrim digitally from Amazon when I did. Will take advantage of this closing window soon! 

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52 minutes ago, Remi-chan said:

 

Plenty of serious things have happened on April 1st. Not every company gives a shit about stupid jokes.

Why do you assume that lol?

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Those third party download codes always seem like the most expensive way to purchase a game anyway. If you're going to buy digital, at least the PSN store has frequent sales, you'll never get those buying a code third party.

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1 hour ago, wackt1 said:

People still buy download codes for full games still? As long as im able to still buy physical copies, I'm good.

This means that there won't be any more Playstation humble bundles, which is kind of disappointing

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This only affects main games right? As in, not DLC codes that get supplied?

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20 minutes ago, DEI2EK said:

This means that there won't be any more Playstation humble bundles, which is kind of disappointing

humble bundles, rip, they were really cheap.

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4 minutes ago, wackt1 said:

humble bundles, rip, they were really cheap.

NO MORE HUMBLE BUNDLES!? DAMN SONY ALL TO HELL!!!

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Never bought one so it won't affect me. I either buy physical, PSN cards or straight from the PS store.

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Game Stop employee told me that after april 1st; they wont have any more digital codes 

 

Only games they are able to even pre order for digital is days gone and one other game. 

 

Unsure if this is an elaborate april f joke.

But *shrugs* tis wit it is

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2 hours ago, ShonenCat said:

As long as physical copies still exist, we will be A-OK 1f44c-1f3fb.png The true path for any collector lies within those discs in pretty cases (:

 

it's true, i'm still working on getting ps3 games for my collection since there's some games not available through psn.

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1 hour ago, DEI2EK said:

This means that there won't be any more Playstation humble bundles, which is kind of disappointing

I wouldn't jump to this conclusion yet. Humble Bundles are tied to charity and feature older games that would very rarely sell at full price anyway. Sony would look really bad if they stopped these.

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I never bought a digital version of a full game from retailers... only a season pass once (as a gift) and PSN/PS+ cards so I should be ok. But would this really affect Humble Bundle? It's hard to believe.

 

Maybe, just maybe, Sony is trying to help my addiction. I mean with PS+ games reduced to 2 games only and IF Humble Bundle stopped for PS I'd be adding way less games to my backlog. Sooo.... thank you Sony?

 

But anyway, I don't like these new changes Sony is making recently.

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April 1st? Lol k

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I'd hate to burst anyone's bubble, but April 1st is the beginning of the fiscal year for many companies...

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1 hour ago, ZitMeatloaf said:

Those third party download codes always seem like the most expensive way to purchase a game anyway. If you're going to buy digital, at least the PSN store has frequent sales, you'll never get those buying a code third party.

 

Most stores would honor physical version sales and you could get the digital code from their store for the same sale price.

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i don't like this, so other sites cannot sell codes anymore, psn store is the only place for buying digital then

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Besides from Humble, I had never bought a PS digital game from a retailer, honestly does this really affect anyone? Im a little buzz atm so I don't see anything to panic about.

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