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Amazon launches Mac Download Store


Amazon already has a mobile App Store, but the company on Thursday launched the Mac Download Store.

Competing directing with Apple’s Mac Store, Amazon says its store has 250 of the biggest software and game titles available for Mac. In fact, they have some titles that Apple’s store doesn’t.

For instance, one of the bigger titles on the Mac, Microsoft Office is available from Amazon, but not from Apple.

Amazon also features games from Feral Interactive, Electronic Arts and Aspyr, utilities like Roxio Toast and other titles.

Amazon said the “Mac Download store features an install-less download process where the customer gets just the product without any unwanted extras, making for faster and easier purchases. Plus, downloads are conveniently backed up in your Games and Software Library where you can download an unlimited number of times for personal use.”

Special offer from Amazon: Save $5 on Mac Software and Game Downloads
Celebrate our new Mac downloads stores and save $5 on any Mac game or software product through June 1, 2011. To save, click the “Buy and download” button on the product you have chosen, then enter the code SAVE5MAC in the “Gift Cards and Promotions” box. Limit 1 discount per customer. Learn more about downloads.