How to buy a digital copy of a PlayStation 4 game for your friend

By | 10th September 2018

We all want to find the perfect present for an unsuspecting loved one. Why not a copy of a game they've been wanting? So, you get to the PlayStation Store, pick your game of choice and purchase. Whoops, now it's downloading to your PlayStation and not theirs. Fret not, here we'll explain how to use

What we use for PlayStation gaming gifts

How to purchase a digital code download for your friend

  1. Decide which game you would like to gift to your friend.
  2. Find the digital copy option on Amazon. For this guide, we chose Marvel's Spider-Man Digital Deluxe Edition. You can also order a PlayStation Gift Card with these same steps.

  3. Make sure you have "PS4" selected as your platform, and that your "Edition" matches the digital title description. In this case, the Deluxe is the "Digital only" copy.
  4. Add the item to your cart, whether it's a pre-order or not.

When the game becomes available (or, as soon as you purchase if it already is) you will receive a code from Amazon to download the game. Send this code over to your friends and have them redeem the code on their PlayStation and get their game on!

Our recommended gifts

Not sure what game to get your friends or family? Here are some of the hottest games out there from newer options to ever-loved crowd favorites.

Hottest new game

Marvel's Spider-Man Digital Deluxe Edition

$80 on Amazon

A long-anticipated adventure

We all grew up loving Spider-Man and all his glory. Whether you loved the alternate universe comics, or the games themselves, this is one superhero that will always be in our hearts. Give your friends a game packed with action and a riveting story!

A phenominal roleplay adventure

God of War Digital Deluxe Edition

$70 on Amazon

A heart-wrenching story

The first God of War was well-known for its stunning graphics and an amazing combat system. This sequel not only blows us away because of the modern-day advancement, but the story you follow of this Father and Son. Give your friend the best action, and heartaches, with this game.

Their own kind of freedom

PlayStation Gift Cards

$60 on Amazon

Let them choose for themselves

A gift card can go a long way. For $60 you could get just about any game you want for your PlayStation. Either that, or it could get them a whole bunch of smaller games they want! Gifting your friend with their own choices eliminates you having to choose and ensures that, whatever they decide, you know they'll love it. You can also find cards for $20, $25, $50, or $100.