Amid all of the recent troubles with Sony’s PlayStation Network, one alternative to the that many users chose to explore was purchasing PSN codes and other content via Amazon instead of storing their credit card information on the hacked network. Now it looks like that workaround may no longer be an option, as PSN points, game vouchers, and other digital goods have been pulled from the online retailer’s website.
The disappearance of all things PSN from Amazon was first noticed by PSN Stores, who noted that the Amazon.com PSN site once contained over 500 pieces of content, but now shows a blank page. Individual pages for downloadable games show the titles as “Currently unavailable” and state, “We don’t know when or if this item will be available again.”
As PSN Stores points out, such wholesale removals are not uncommon — there was a similar purge of 3DS products in July — but given Sony’s recent troubles with the PSN, there’s reason to believe this could be Sony’s way of bringing users back to the network.
“We have no announcements regarding this change in selection, however we can confirm that Amazon Digital Video Game Downloads is not currently offering Playstation Network Online Game Codes and Points Cards,” an Amazon rep told the site.