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Dishonored, Assassin's Creed 3, others hitting PSN day-and-date with retail

PlayStation 3 gamers have one less excuse to leave the couch next month, with Sony's Day 1 Digital program bringing eight high-profile October releases including Resident Evil 6, Dishonored, and Assassin's Creed III to PlayStation Network as soon as they hit retail. Sony announced the new program today, which also includes discounts for PlayStation Plus members on select titles.

NBA 2K13, Dishonored, Doom 3: BFG Edition, 007 Legends, and Need for Speed: Most Wanted will all be priced 10 percent off for a limited time for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Resident Evil 6, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, and Assassin's Creed III will also drop day-and-date with their retail versions without discounts.

Sony did not stipulate whether the program will extend outside of October and the eight announced games. The company does seem to be gaining momentum for making all major releases simultaneously available on PSN, as it had similar news last week for the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.

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5 comments

  • Popellini - September 26, 2012 7:21 a.m.

    I still don't understand how they can justify same price for a download than retail
  • CUFCfan616 - September 25, 2012 3:27 p.m.

    About time. As long as it's priced competitively across all regions then it could work. There's no logic in bumping prices up for downloads, or even having the same price on the PSN as is in the shops. Valve started Steam to get rid of the pressures of a publisher and to keep their costs down. If they want to get ahead of Microsoft, then it's time for Sony to get serious and do the same, otherwise there's no incentive for me not to import games cheaper from the other side of the planet which get delivered straight to my door
  • Redeater - September 25, 2012 2:21 p.m.

    Meh, pass. I like a physical copy and the only time I'll take a virtual copy is when it's selling for 90% off on Steam. I guess it's good for others too lazy to leave their house.....although you could argue that any money saved on downloading it with plus could have been easily earned by selling it to Gamestop....probably for a greater amount as well since both scenarios leave you without the actual disc. This is quite a step forward for Sony though.....which is why I find it so mind boggling that they didn't mark down the "new" PS3.
  • BladedFalcon - September 25, 2012 2:50 p.m.

    This is also a big advantage for those of us who do not live in the US, or on areas in which there isn't a decent or fair priced shop like gamestop to get your games :P
  • StrayGator - September 26, 2012 3:55 a.m.

    Sadly, in such countries the prices on PSN are often matched to the ridiculous prices at retail (or at least higher than US/EU). Still, nothing (short of typing a fake address) prevented me from opening a US account, a german account (easiest to find psn cards for online) an an israeli account - which sees the least use with 0 purchases so far.

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