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Buying Software, Games and Add-Ons

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Search by title or browse for software, games and add-ons to download.


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Checkout Options

When you find the software, game or add-on you want, add it to your cart or use Express Checkout.

Express Checkout

Skip the cart and buy a single digital download quickly using your BestBuy.com account.

What's Next

After you buy a digital download, it will be added to your Digital Library within My Account. You will also see instructions during checkout and receive e-mail with instructions for downloading your purchase.

Download Software, Games and Add-Ons

Downloading Your Purchase from the Digital Library

Follow the link on the Thank You page or in your Order Confirmation e-mail to access the Digital Library in My Account.


Note: Some downloads are provided by a third party.

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Sign in to the Digital Library using your BestBuy.com account.

Download your purchase. You may first need to install a download manager which helps improve the speed and quality of the download.

More Time to Play on Release Day
Some pre-ordered games become available for download prior to their release date. While not playable until release day, downloading the game beforehand can save you time, leaving you more time to play. If a game you pre-order becomes eligible for early download, you will receive instructions via e-mail.

Console Game or Add-On Download Instructions

You will receive an e-mail with a code to redeem your game or add-on.

On your game system, sign in or create your game network account.

Go to the network store and enter your code. Downloading begins automatically when your game system is turned on.

FAQs

  • What is a digital download?

    A digital download is any software, game or add-on which you can purchase and download without a physical copy. Digital downloads are stored in the Digital Library on BestBuy.com. You can access the Digital Library though My Account.

  • What are add-ons?

    An add-on is extra content you can add to a full game you may already own on disc or have downloaded. Add-ons customize and enhance your game experience.

  • What are console games?

    Console games are played on gaming systems such as Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. If you don't already have an account on your system, you may need to create one and sign in to the system's network to access the download. A broadband Internet connection is recommended.

  • Can I download software using my Mac OS, or a tablet?

    It depends on the download. When looking at a product page, note the Platform. Platform will indicate whether the software is Windows or Mac compatible. We do not currently have downloads available for tablets.

  • What is the code I see in Digital Library?

    Many software and game titles will require you to enter a code to unlock your digital download. If your download requires a code, you will see it in the Digital Library and in the instructions e-mailed to you.

  • What if I want to play games on my computer?

    To play games on your computer, choose games and add-ons that match your Platform (Windows or Mac). Check the product page to make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements to play. When you download your game, follow the on-screen installation instructions.

  • How many times can I download software and games?

    It varies by title; however, most allow unlimited access. Check the product page to see if there are any restrictions.

  • Can I send a game download or add-on as a gift?

    Yes, you can send any digital download item as a gift. You'll have the option during checkout. Your gift recipient will get an e-mail with your gift message and instructions on how to get the digital gift. Learn more about digital gifts ›

  • What if I have problems while downloading?

    Typically, you'll need to contact the vendor for that title for support. You can find online support for immediate troubleshooting in our digital vendor support directory.

  • Can I use my My Best Buy® certificates to purchase a digital download?

    Yes, My Best Buy members may use certificates to purchase game downloads. Members can access their My Best Buy account at MyBestBuy.com and get the certificates before submitting an order for any digital download.