At the end of last month, it became clear that Sony would no longer offer PS4 game codes from retailers such as GameStop and others starting April 1. Thinking that GameStop and other damaged brick and mortar stores would strike at the end. While it's still too early to say, GameStop believes that the move from Sony will not be adversely affected.
Speaking at today's revenue challenge, Robson Lloyd, GameStop CFO, who participated in discussions about Sony, said that most of the digital games purchased on GameStop actually come from point cards, not the full game download code.
"Most of the sales are full of game downloads … the retail comes in the form of currency," he said. "Thus, the transition of Sony to a return to the currency model, we do not expect that it will have a significant impact on our results, because we will continue to sell this currency."
GameStop is uniquely positioned to sell the virtual currency. thanks to his model of buying-selling-trade, said Lloyd. He also said that purchasing virtual currency in physical retail sales is also attractive for people who want to use cash or who do not want or can not use a credit card online to buy directly from Sony or, in theory, other digital stores.
Sony stopped shipping GameStop and other retail chains only on April 1