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Digital Download Delivery Kiosk

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by Valued Expert on ‎10-01-2014 01:16 PM

I try to avoid digital downloads of games/software.  In large part becuase sometimes the servers are very slow.  It can take a very long time.  Sometimes the download was corrupt and it goes belly up after a couple hours etc...

 

I have a good internet connection, but sometimes I simply takes a long time from a lot of factors.  I can download a 5 GB game directly to my Xbox in less than 30 minutes direclty from MS.  Cannot do that when downloading from BB or GameStop.

 

What I would suggest is that Best Buy stores have a Digital Download Kiosk. 

 

Customers can buy a game in the store and download it directly to a USB Drive or an SD card.  Along with the intall files it also sends a .txt file containing the Activation Code, which is also printed on the receipt and or sent in an email.

 

This could have other benefits such as extra sales of large USB Drive and SD cards.  Point of Purchase as it were.

 

Customers could have a hard copy back up of their software

 

A kiosk could be linked to Best Buys Servers via a T3 or faster for very fast transfers

A kiosk could be loaded up with thousands of titles for download.  

Best Buy could see increased sales of older games without taking up shelf space.

 

A Customer could purchase a number of games on line and then come into the store and get them all at once.

 

Now I don't know if you can install a game to PS or Xbox from a jump drive.  If you cannot then this would diminish the value.

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by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎10-01-2014 04:48 PM
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on ‎10-02-2014 12:16 AM
Agreed
by Valued Expert
on ‎10-02-2014 07:33 PM

It kind of echos what Nintendo offered wiht the Wii a number of years ago.  When we got our Wii we ( I wrote Wii we) could purchase for download the entire Nintendo Library.  Most of the games were only a few dollars.  But it is easy and low overhead profits for Nintendo.

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