Sony today launched their own online store where they'll flog PlayStation 4 consoles, accessories, games and more directly to their customers in the US. The timing is great too, considering that PlayStation 5 is behind the corner.
This definitely sounds like a good move for both Sony and their customers, as the company gets to cut out the middlemen, while prospective PlayStation 4 or 5 owners get to conveniently pick out their flavours of choice.
Currently available only in the US, the company thinks that not only will the online store make it more convenient to get PlayStation consoles and other gear, it will also make gifting a much easier affair.
"Integrated within the PlayStation.com website, you can now easily navigate from hardware and game product information pages directly to purchasing these PlayStation products from our store, ranging from PS4, PS4 Pro and PS VR systems and bundles, as well as headsets, DualShock 4 Wireless Controllers, PS VR accessories, a selection of physical games, and voucher codes for PS Plus subscriptions", the company wrote in the announcement on PlayStation blog.
The company already have two bundles on offer - regular PS4 and the Pro version, both with a 12-month PS Plus subscription.
PlayStation Plus members who are signed also get free, 1-day express delivery, which is a pretty nice touch for existing customers.
At the moment, Sony the following selection of physical games:
Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
Blood & Truth
God of War 3 Remastered
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition
MLB The Show 19
Quantic Dream Collection
Ratchet & Clank
The Last of Us Remastered
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End