Gamestop Now Offering Pre-Orders on Digital Downloads
Seemingly following EA's lead, the brick-and-mortar retailer has begun shifting the some of its focus off of packaged goods sales and onto digital distribution. GameStop recently nabbed up the Impulse digital distribution platform, in a bid to compete with Steam and EA.
The first game to receive the new treatment will be Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which launches August 23 in-store and online. Customers looking to purchase the game can even put store credit from trade-ins towards the pre-order if they so choose.
As an incentive to get customers pre-purchasing the digital title in-store, GameStop is offering Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition and Deus Ex: Invisible War for immediate download, as well as the Explosive Mission DLC pack for the new game and extra PowerUp Rewards points.
Store credit and gift cards are not yet accepted as payment methods for online purchases, but the company claims that they will be available as options in the future.