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PSN Cards To Debut This Summer

Over the past few months, we've been seeing e-mails requesting information on the PlayStation Network cards, which will allow you to purchase content on the Store without a credit card. All you need to do is plunk down the cash, take the card home, and dump the money into your account.

However, the availability of these PSN cards has been hazy, causing consumers a lot of confusion. It seems the cards are indeed on sale, but at retailers you've probably never heard of (what the heck is Meijer and Parnida?) but it seems evidence of an official U.S. PSN card launch should be coming with the September issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine. Take a look at this leaked pic of a blurb in the publication, announcing the arrival of the cards at major retailers nationwide. There's still no release date, but we do know the PSN cards will come in denominations of $20 and $50, and by the end of the summer, you should be able to pick 'em up at GameStop and other common retailers. This means just about everyone with a little money in their wallet will be able to grab content from the Store, and that's good news for all.

So keep checking the stores over the next month or so; the PSN card should pop up at some point. And if you see one, feel free to contact us; tell us where you saw them, and if there were any other options besides the $20 and $50 cards. We'll keep you updated.

7/30/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

Luan
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @ 1:34:28 PM
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So, any word on the UK release?

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @ 10:01:28 PM

it will be realesed wordwide at the same time

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @ 1:40:10 PM
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yay =)

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @ 1:59:55 PM
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It has taken them way too long to do this
Better now than never though

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stanger
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @ 2:00:29 PM
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I live in southern Ohio and have purchased one in the Meijer store

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @ 2:13:48 PM
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Well i wont be buying anything off the store till these are released. Though im greatful we are getting them.

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The_Chimeran
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @ 2:44:28 PM
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finally, they've been in japan for how long now? i hope that they would also give cards out that are loaded up with only $10.

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Odd Child
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @ 3:05:37 PM
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I heard some people were having problems using the PSN cards at the store, For me I'll stick to my Credit Card. But it is a good idea though for people that don't have CC and such.

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SerendipityDeus
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @ 3:07:53 PM
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Finally I can buy elefunk and echochrome!! =)

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fatchad420
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @ 4:06:48 PM
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only took 2 years

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souljah92
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @ 4:46:26 PM

LMAO, well hopefull sony took that 2 years perfecting the card as so people cannot hack them and overuse them to scam them

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Tatsujin
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @ 6:10:49 PM

I doubt that will ever happen... they will notice if someone is overusing a card, instantly... I have worked with things like this with my uncle--it is pretty darn easy to figure something like this out even if it is a penny over.

Theres a system that recognizes all the cards numbers and registers them before they are sent out. After they are used the system will look for the card ID number and disable it almost instantly. And if you try to use the card agian, the number will run right through the system agian and will show up as disabled- it won't allow you to use it agian.

The way they seperate the value of the cards ($20, $50, $100 etc...) Is too long to explain... too many things to write down, so ill just leave that to Ben or whoever wants to explain that.

P.S. I explained this as simple as humanily possible.. It gets WAY more complicated than this.

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geo2211
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @ 6:34:58 PM
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good.... i belive that with the psn cards sony will make more money of ps store

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The_Vandelizer
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @ 8:08:14 PM
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i guess its about time!

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psxjunkhead85
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @ 11:41:15 PM
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All u have to do is get a prepaid debit card from a walmart or something thats what i did no hassle.

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cr67
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 3:31:48 PM
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I was thinking the exact same thing Psxjunkhead! How difficult is it to walk into Wal-Mart and pay for a prepaid credit card! It takes all of 2 minutes. Some of these guys need to put down their controllers and get outside a little more! :)

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Tatsujin
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 10:27:29 PM

Yea, and it takes about 10 secs to add a total of $100 , and all I have to do is sit on my ass and click "add to wallet" Yea, life is easy at times isnt it?

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Daedusian
Thursday, July 31, 2008 @ 4:33:08 PM
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Don't really need 'em but good to have them in any case.

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