Describe new features or options for the Xbox Store.

Give the option of buying the games as digital codes in store. That way we can still benefit from any pre-order offers retailers are having.

Publishers and stores have retailer specific offers all the time. If i want to have a digital copy rather than disk, I am not disadvantaged by being forced to buy digital copies from the console only.

[Mod Edit: This idea was merged with a similar idea posted by KoolAidMan3650. Thanks everyone!]

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OperativeOR10NOperativeOR10N shared a merged idea: Digital games at retail stores  ·   · 
Potty MonsterPotty Monster shared a merged idea: Digital Download from Retailer  ·   · 
BeastModeCowb0yBeastModeCowb0y shared a merged idea: Sell Full games digitally in retail stores, like a scratch off code to input like how gift cards are. Just make it a code for the full game.  ·   · 
AlphaArgonianAlphaArgonian shared a merged idea: Digital Codes in Retailers!  ·   · 
RDeachin33RDeachin33 shared a merged idea: allow digital games to be purchase through third-party retailers  ·   · 
BDalmsBDalms shared a merged idea: Purchase Codes for Digital Download in-store & Preorder  ·   · 
Smokesta BaconSmokesta Bacon shared a merged idea: Ability to buy digital copy of games from stores  ·   · 
monkeyCmunkyDOmonkeyCmunkyDO shared a merged idea: The ability to buy digital games from major retailers  ·   · 
GingerElvisGingerElvis shared a merged idea: Allow 3rd Party Digital Game Stores  ·   · 
wmuBR0NC0wmuBR0NC0 shared a merged idea: Allow brick and mortar retailers to sell digital download codes of games so we can get their deals for digital games.  ·   · 
MasterboxiMasterboxi shared a merged idea: Let other stores sell digital games (e.g. Amazon, GameStop) as download codes  ·   · 
BlinkFandangoIIBlinkFandangoII shared a merged idea: Allow Retailers to Sell Digital Games  ·   · 
RazorDRazorD shared a merged idea: Sell digital copies of games at retail (retail packaged QR codes)  ·   · 


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  • SnicksSnicks commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, we need a full digital retail purchase option. It's not enough to just buy the digital code. I want the full boxed option, just instead of a disk, you get a code. That way you get to walk away from the store with a nicely boxed version of your game and include and limited edition content (like statues, books etc) to be included within the package. I guess the advantage we are looking for is the disk-less option that was ripped away from us because of all the complainers pre-XB1 launch

  • Jaffa Cake KingJaffa Cake King commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's about time digital games were available to buy from regular stores.

    Trying to go all digital this gen but the inflated prices on the Xbox store is making it very difficult.

  • diezel78diezel78 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    They should start putting digital codes in retail boxes for those who like to collect, collectors editions of game cases, and such.

    Imagine Halo 5, digital code, bundled with retail Collectors Box, that way they get tall the perks of physical copies, without having to bother with disc...

  • diezel78diezel78 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Sitting here at work, kind keeping busy and kinda not...

    I hopped on Twitter and asked Phil Spencer will we ever see a buy 2 digital get 1 free like we see at retail stores...

    Then something hit me; Microsoft & Sony should have digital voucher program.


    Pre-Order (or released title) 1 digital game. It stays at $60

    2-game Voucher $110 (normally $120 (plus tax if applicable) It lets you redeem 2 games. Rather it's a released title or pre-order

    3-game Voucher $150 (Normally $180 (plus tax if applicable) Lets you redeem 3 games for that calendar year. Rather game is released or not.

    4-Game Voucher $180 (buy 3 get 1 free)... Same as above applies

    Vouchers are eligible for "Gifting"

    'If one of the games redeemed is a pre-order, and the game is pushed back into the next year, we (consumers) would be allowed to keep the game or roll it over to a different title.

    The Sucky part would be, that Sony & Microsoft will of course have to have their terms and conditions such as:

    No refunds on Voucher(s) purchased
    Voucher(s) can't be redeemed for cash

    Sure there would have to be tweaks with the above..

    I think it could be a win for gamers and the platform holder...

  • THE ICE SNIPERTHE ICE SNIPER commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There needs to be a way to sell you unused download cards in a safe way. I suggest to enter the code through Microsoft, then when the code is confirmed you can choose to sell the game for credit instead of downloading it. I bought a Xbox one and it came with two download cards, I do not want them so I tried to trade them in but not store will take the cards. there needs to be an, alternative if the cards are being sold in stores.

  • Mr H Cave ManMr H Cave Man commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    more digital codes availability with retailers, especially online retailers like Amazon; PS4 has a lot and xbox one only has a few available this way

  • LyzyrdLyzyrd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Having physical cards is a good for retail outlets, but online marketplaces (, amazon,, etc) should be able to sell codes for ANY XBox One game, including pre-orders, so that we can qualify for pre-order bonuses and discounts that typically occur for pre-release titles. Amazon used to do this with XBox Live Arcade titles long ago. Not sure why that stopped.

  • Potty MonsterPotty Monster commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Need all games to be available as digital code in store not just smaller games. This will keep the shops happy (they get the sales, less shelf space required, reduced delivery costs...etc), customers get to take advantage of competitive pricing and offers, plus customers get the advantages digital downloads bring. Everyone's a winner.......well, other than MS who might loose out on some digital sales. Hhhmmmm. But hey, if MS is really listening to customer these days then they will do whats right for the customer yeah? :)

    Seriously though, this is a good start. i just hope it expands to full games soon.

  • kingJam3s916kingJam3s916 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    they just started release Xbox one digital game codes for stores. so this idea has already been made. max - the curse of brotherhood is the first Xbox one title to buy with a digital code purchase.

  • Sol Badguy24Sol Badguy24 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In regards to digital copies & pre-order bonuses. Rather than putting large price tags like you did with Diablo 3: Reaper Of Souls UEE could you not price it £2 more than other online retailers but we can choose our pre-order bonuses or if you can't do any competitive pricing then give us all available pre-order bonuses

  • Zen Like CalmZen Like Calm commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Misses Joust. The digital code offer you linked to is only available in UK and US, what about the rest of us?

  • GreenPKLGreenPKL commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just purchased destiny via market and pre-downloading now! Looks like I also received a pre-order bonus.

  • Saeed AkbarSaeed Akbar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think is a good idea for codes in store in case the code fails you can go back to the store for a fix.

  • ThirstyJester19ThirstyJester19 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thought of this just yesterday, as flashing the QR code at the Kinect worked so great for the included Forza game when I picked up the console.

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