Late last month, it turned out that from April 1, Sony would no longer offer PS4 game codes to retailers like GameStop and more. It followed the idea that GameStop and other affected brick-and-mortar stores would be affected. Sure, it's still too early to say with certainty, GameStop believes that the move from Sony will not have much of an impact.
Today, GameStop, CFO Rob Lloyd, who was involved with Sony in changing discussions, says the majority of the digital games purchased from GameStop come from scorecards rather than full download codes.
"Most sales of downloads for full games … retail come in the form of currency." he said. "Sony's transition to the currency model is not expected and we do not expect it to have a significant impact on our results as we continue to sell this currency."
GameStop uniquely positioned to sell virtual currency Thanks to its buy-sell trade model, Lloyd said. He also said that the purchase of virtual currency from a physical retailer is also attractive to people who want to use cash or for people who do not want or do not want to use a credit card on the Internet to go directly to Sony or theoretically other digital Shops to buy. [1