While there are some exceptions, one of the major limitations with digital download services is just how to get money onto the store to purchase with. If you don’t possess a credit/debit card or alternatively don’t feel comfortable with giving you details to the store, then often you will have to turn to gift cards with a set value. As these cards may not correlate with the value of what you want to purchase, it is possible you could spend a lot more than you would have liked to for one item – with excess credit potentially going unused. Alternatively, you may want to gift your friend a particular game, but want to do it in a more personal way.
Microsoft Australia have today announced that they are starting to resolve the issue on their end by selling digital download content via JB Hi-fi stores across Australia. While not likely to cover everything on the Xbox Live Marketplace, these codes will be redeemable for select game add-ons, season passes, consumables and full game downloads on the Xbox One. Currently the catalogue features Minecraft, Forza Horizon 2’s ‘Car Pass’, NBA 2K15’s ‘Virtual Currency’, and Grand Theft Auto Online’s ‘Shark Cards’, with more titles from Microsoft and other publishers coming shortly.
Jeremy Hinton | Business Group Lead for Interactive Entertainment
Xbox Live has always been at the forefront of digital experiences in Australia and around the world. By giving consumers access to our finest digital content at retail, it’s just another way in which we can offer amazing choice, and allow them to access our services in the way that best suits them. It also gives our retail partners like JB Hi-Fi the exciting opportunity to provide our ever expanding digital product range to their customers in-store.