For a while, gamers in the land Down Under have watched on wistfully while those overseas have been able to buy video games digitally via Amazon. Today, that changes, with Amazon Australia now adding digital video games to its online megastore.
It’s a pretty big deal on multiple fronts. Now, you can choose to buy a digital version of a game on Amazon locally and not have to wait for a disc to ship. Plus, it adds further competition to the digital games marketplace. Each gaming platform, whether it be PC or Nintendo Switch, has its own digital storefront, but you typically pay more for new releases if you purchase a digital copy versus a physical disc version. Hopefully, with Amazon Australia getting in on the action, we’ll see some more competitive pricing alongside the various platforms’ stores.
At the moment, the main digital video games listed on Amazon Australia are popular first-party titles for Nintendo Switch, along with some Xbox Series X/S and PC games. There don’t appear to be any PS5 games but you can purchase credit for the PlayStation Store. Additionally, Amazon Australia lists various gift card denominations for both platform-specific storefronts and game-specific currencies for the likes of Roblox and League of Legends. It’s a smaller offering than what’s seen on the US site but will undoubtedly grow over time.