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Sony America offers new Day 1 program

SCEA has announced a new digital program called "PSN Day 1 Digital,' allowing users in the US the ability to download titles via PSN on day 1 on their retail release. 

The new program begins October and will offer day and date release with retail availability for the following PS3 titles:

- Resident Evil 6 (Available for download on October 2 ? $59.99)

- NBA 2K13 (Available for download on October 2 ? $59.99/$53.99 for PLUS members, with pre-order)*

- Dishonored (Available for download on October 9 ? $59.99/$53.99 for PLUS members, with pre-order)*

- DOOM 3: BFG Edition (Available for download on October 16 ? $39.99/$35.99 for PLUS members, with pre-order)*

- 007: Legends (Available for download on October 16 ? $59.99)+

- Medal Of Honor: Warfighter (Available for download on October 23 ? $59.99)

- Need For Speed: Most Wanted (Available for download on October 30 ? $59.99/$53.99 for PLUS members, with pre-order)*

- Assassin?s Creed III (Available for download on October 30 ? $59.99)*

Titles marked with a "+" will include a 10% Discount for PS Plus subscribers, while those marked with a * are those available for pre-order.

Edited On 25 Sep, 2012

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shenmue4real's avatar
shenmue4real 4 years ago
While its cool to have the choice ill be sticking with a hard copy of the game.
b3media's avatar
I agree. Certain games are good to have digitally, such as the Arcade style games, but a lot of work goes in to the cover art and documentation that comes with a hard copy of a game.
b3media 4 years ago
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Zombieflamingo 4 years ago
I really dont think that digital games for the ps3 and xbox will work until they sort the pricing out. I dont understand why you would buy a digital copy for the same price as a hard copy. Also was looking through the games on demand the other day and seen the SSX game that came out earlier in the year and they were charging £49.99 for it which is just stupid.
Dead's avatar
Too right, I can't see many people going for this at those prices. With physical copies you can shop around and get yourself a good deal.
Dead 4 years ago
Bindiana's avatar
It does seem crazy charging more for a download then you can buy a physical copy. If a company wanted digital download formula to work then they would need to price competitively. Most new releases retail at £39.99 so if you put the digital copy up at £34.99 it would be a start.
Bindiana 4 years ago
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Kettle11 4 years ago
Wow, this is actually a good step forward in terms of digital games! The Plus 10% discount is also very good, makes me even happier to be a Plus member. I just hope SCEE don't mess it up when they do it by making games £60 or something. SSX was put on the store for £57 last week!
rjc's avatar
I fear this is how pricing could be when we inevitably go download only.
rjc 4 years ago
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hallben 4 years ago
If this made it over here I would be all over it, in theory. I dont really give two craps about having a physical copy of a game, I am actually more likely to play a digital one as I cant get rid of it. I am only getting games digitally on the Vita and I would do the same for PS3 exclusive titles. Interesting move, one supported by multiple big name publishers it would seem. I hope come the next generation that Sony, MS and Nintendo can all move away from brick and mortar retail and go day and date with all releases. If anything having the choice is nice.

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