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Sainsbury’s To Stop Selling Games Online

Published November 21, 2013 by |

The UK’s second-largest supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has announced plans to stop selling physical entertainment products online, including both videogame software and hardware.

From March 2014 Sainsbury’s will no longer sell physical games, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays or books on their online Sainsbury’s Entertainment store, instead offering digital-only alternatives.

This means you’ll still be able to pick up the latest FIFA game in-store, but getting a physical copy delivered from the Sainsbury’s website will soon become a thing of the past. 

Sainsbury's Home Delivery

There’s no Mario game in there…

In a statement Sainsbury’s said:

“…the online opportunity lies in digital products, with physical music, books, games and films sold in our stores.

“This move is in line with wider industry trends towards on-demand entertainment, and part of our focus on the fast-growing download and streaming market.”

Currently the Sainsbury’s website offers a range of physical gaming products, including pre-orders for the upcoming PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

An announcement on Sainsbury’s website detailed that all orders placed for physical goods by Friday, February 28th will be fulfilled, however no new orders will be taken for physical goods from that date.