Game sales launch on Twitch

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Twitch revealed last month that it's working on establishing its own digital store to sell the games its audience comes to watch and stream.

That said, there is one rather significant difference between these Twitch provided games and Steam. Games purchased through the service can be launched via the Twitch Desktop App, or in the case of Ubisoft games, through Uplay. It has many users and it is considered very successful. (You can also go for a "no purchase required" entry right here.) Games available through Twitch are now only priced in United States dollars, but Twitch aims to bring in "localized purchase experiences" soon.

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There will be 50 games available for streamers to start selling at launch, including Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, For Honor, and Watch Dogs 2.

Now whether or not you want to choose to buy from Twitch, Steam, or some other platform is entirely up to you, but we guess there are now more options for you to choose from. The streaming platform now lets you buy the game you were streaming already.

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Partnered streamers also get to earn 5% from the sales originating from their pages, provided they've opted into the commerce programme. Giving its content creators additional incentive to stay on Twitch should help to keep the platform robust and promote the evolution of its marketplace.

Game purchasing could be very lucrative for the Amazon-owned Twitch streaming service. Each Crate contains a number of digital rewards such as emotes, badges, or Bits for Cheering. Prizes change every week and include various kinds of gamer gear, including headsets, controllers, mechanical keyboards, gaming mice, and t-shirts.

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As of now, the streaming platform is only accepting USA currency for the games sold through its service, but according to The Verge, it will add more payment options in the future.

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