Sony will pull full-featured retail digital download codes from April 1, a leaked GameStop memo has revealed . This means that you can no longer buy digital versions of full brick and mortar game games, although stores will continue to sell PlayStation Network credit in different names.
To give an example, this means you & # 39; I can no longer buy the digital version, says Marvel's Spider-Man directly from a physical outlet. However, you will be able to buy $ 60 worth of PlayStation Network credit and then buy Insomniac Games superhero title from PlayStation Store. Why does it do this? Control, we assume.
In his note, GameStop advises clerks to push customers towards physical copies if they are looking to buy a game digitally. There is also an exception to the rule where pre-orders for the digital versions of Mortal Kombat 1
It is unclear whether this new policy will apply outside the United States, but we will check in with the platform holder and try to get some clarifications about it for Europe. While this change is unlikely to affect a large number of customers, it means that gifting digital games will be significantly less elegant in the future – unless of course the organization has a solution to it.