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Best Digital Sales Platform

While Valve came along and kicked it all off with Steam, we’ve seen PC gaming flourish and encompass many digital sales platforms in recent years. Now when you want to get the best deal on a PC game, you can shop around for the cheapest buy or the greatest offer.

All these fantastic storefronts competing with each other means there’s only one winner overall - the PC gamer. Here we celebrate the best of these, serving the gamers with the cheapest deals and the cheeriest smile. Consider customer service, regular costs, game speed delivery, purchasing options, deal frequency, deal discounts and of course user interface and ease of use.

Steam
The grandaddy of digital storefronts, Valve’s Steam has had yet another busy year. Now regularly peaking with over 10 million concurrent users, Steam is a behemoth that shows no signs of stopping. Dozens upon dozens of new games are added each and every day, while Steam sales are still the stuff of legend - and the death knell to wallets worldwide.
Origin
It might have ruffled a few feathers when it first arrived on the scene, but EA’s Origin store has really come into its own. Over the past year users have been treated to a hefty stack of the biggest games, while it’s coped admirably with the stress of the Star Wars Battlefront beta and launch. That and fact it’s the only place to play EA’s mighty roster of titles makes the Origin store a must visit for PC gamers.
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Battle.net
Blizzard as a company likes to keep itself to itself, and that’s exactly the case with its Battle.net client and storefront. Users might only be able to grab Blizzard games, DLC and goodies, but everything in here is tailored precisely to the Blizzard experience. It’s slick, simple to use, and the quality of games on offer makes it a one-stop shop for PC gamers.
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Uplay
Ubisoft’s Uplay store is undoubtedly heading in the right direction in recent months. So long lambasted as a barrier to playing Ubisoft’s titles, it’s rapidly becoming a home to great game sales, a slick user interface and some great community features.
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Green Man Gaming
It may surprise you to know, but GreenManGaming is the second largest digital video game store in the world behind Steam. It’s just about the only site out there that can legitimately compete with Steam’s steep discount rates. For day one purchases of the biggest games it can be difficult to beat, while the VIP savings offered to members are a secret source of bargains.
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GamersGate
Gamersgate offers a massive library of the biggest PC games out there, along with regular fantastic sales. A client-free interface makes Gamersgate a breeze to use, with CD keys immediately sent to use in dedicated clients like Uplay and Steam.
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itch.io
In 2015, indie is king, and there’s no better place to explore the bizarre underworld of indie titles than itch.io. This is a storefront where the more experimental projects can blossom, full of wonderful ideas and personal visions that are each wholly unique. Unlike some of the larger storefronts, game developers are given total over how their content is sold, leading to one of more personal storefronts around.
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