Game4u has kicked off a new season sale for its digital distribution platform downloads4u. The sale, dubbed March Madness, starts from today and will go on for ten days with discounts of up to 50 percent. To kick things off, the games up for grabs in the first day of the sale are a mix of hardcore and casual games. The headlining deal is Crysis 3, which is available at a discount of 40 percent—down from Rs 1,499 to Rs 899.
Other deals of the day include Syndicate, Borderlands 2 on the Mac, Pro Riders Snowboard, Criminal Minds, Airline Tycoon 2 and Aladin and the Enchanted Lamp. Syndicate and Borderlands are available at a 40 percent discount, bringing their prices down to Rs 599 and Rs 899 respectively. The other more casual titles are available at prices ranging from Rs 134 to Rs 239.
The list of games up for grabs is set to change every day, so if you see something you don't like, you can always wait for the next day. The company will be announcing the next set of games as the days go on.
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Downloads4u had started selling Mac games earlier this year, thus making it the first Indian digital distribution platform to do so. The catalogue of games for Mac includes AAA titles like Borderlands 2, Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 and the Call of Duty series.
Before this, the only way for gamers with Macs to play new downloadable games was to fork over cash on Steam. As we all know, the prices on Steam follow the US system, where a single AAA title could cost upwards of Rs 2,000. Using downloads4u could cut the price down to half of what Steam charges. You can check out the Mac catalogue here.
Game4u first announced downloads4u back in October 2012 and became the first Indian electronic retailer to feature a digital distribution service in India.
The rise in India’s Internet penetration from 80 million to an estimated 376 million by 2015, coupled with a projected 39 million PC broadband connections by 2015, will augment the online community of PC gamers in India. This set of consumers also forms a large part of the 11 million users transacting online, slated to reach 38 million by 2015, thus creating a huge opportunity for growth in this sector.
Game4u, through downloads4u, provides a platform through which you can download more than 300 games directly to your PC. Game4u offers a wide range of PC games at price points ranging between Rs 99 to Rs 2,499 using local payment options. Today, gamers demand their games on the day of release; this service will enable gamers to get their most anticipated games almost instantly on launch.