Gamestop and Sony have announced plans for the retailer's physical locations in Europe and Australia to begin selling downloadable PlayStation Network games. The stores already sell PlayStation wallet vouchers, but the ability to purchase games individually (and with any currency, including trade-ins) will eliminate the problem of having money left over once you purchase the game you want.
So no more buying a $20 card for a $15 game and having $5 sitting in your account for months on end.
"The ability to use cash and trade credits as currency is a powerful tool and SCEE recognizes that it provides a new channel for gamers to access and purchase exclusive digital content," Gamestop's Executive VP of International, Mike Mauler, said in a press release. "We are thrilled to be bringing this initiative to our international customers."
About 1,600 stores across Europe, Australia and New Zealand will begin selling PSN games, and hopefully US stores will get the same deal soon. Would you buy more PSN titles if you could pay only the price of the game? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter.