Shopping for Game Downloads

What Are Game Downloads?

Game downloads are digital versions of video games. When you buy a game digitally, you download it directly from the Internet instead of getting it in a box. Best Buy has a wide assortment of games that can be purchased or pre-ordered digitally. In many cases, when you pre-order a digital game, you can preinstall it so it's ready to play the moment the game is officially released. On top of our digital game selection, Best Buy sells a wide range of video games in physical, boxed format. Pre-order games before they're released so you can claim your copies of highly anticipated titles. Browse our large assortment of PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo and PC games. You can also find gaming guides that are filled with helpful tips and strategies for a variety of popular games.

Downloadable Content

In addition to full video games and game guides, you can get additional content that is created for a video game that's already been released. This downloadable content (DLC) can range anywhere from an outfit change to a new, extensive storyline. DLC might include new game modes, levels, challenges or other features.

Video Game Deals

If you're looking for great prices on video games, see our featured video game deals of the week or shop our extensive selection of pre-owned video games. If you have any games that you no longer play, you can trade them in for a Best Buy gift card through our video game trade in program if they're still in playable condition. Use the trade-in estimator to receive an estimate of your game's trade-in value. If the value of your game is acceptable to you, you'll register with the trade-in center. Then, a Best Buy e-gift card will be e-mailed to you within 10 days of receipt of your game.