GameStop’s European and Australian Stores to Start Selling PSN
GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 1, 2012--
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), the world’s largest multichannel video game
retailer, announced today the addition of PlayStation®Network
downloadable content (DLC) from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
(SCEE) to its European and Australian store base. This digital option
will be available at more than 1,600 store locations in Australia, New
Zealand, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Customers in those countries will have the ability to purchase DLC with
any form of payment including trade credits, gift cards and cash. Last
year, GameStop returned more than $ 1.2 billion in trade credits for
pre-owned games, and those customers are eligible to apply their trade
credits toward any game purchase, including DLC.
“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,” said Mike Mauler,
GameStop's executive vice president of international. “We are thrilled
to be bringing this initiative to our international customers.”
“Helping customers discover great digital content at retail is what
GameStop does best,” said Jim Ryan, CEO Sony Computer Entertainment
Europe. “We look forward to continued success with our DLC partnership
and the payment flexibility it brings to GameStop customers worldwide.”
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company
headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel
video game retailer. GameStop’s retail network and family of brands
include 6,614 company-operated stores in 15 countries worldwide and
online at www.GameStop.com.
The network also includes: www.Kongregate.com,
a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer(R) magazine, the
leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a streaming
technology company; and a digital PC game distribution platform
available at www.GameStop.com/pc.
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About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is
responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®3,
PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and
PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 109 territories across
Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops,
publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these
formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats
in these territories.
More information about PlayStation products can be found at www.playstation.com.
PlayStation, the PlayStation logo are registered trademarks of Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc. PS3 and PSP are trademarks of Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective
Source: GameStop Corp.