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PSN Cards At Select Retailers...GameStop Not Included

As most PS3 owners who don't (or won't) use credit cards on the PlayStation Store will tell you, it's extraordinarily irritating to always hear about the PSN cards...and to never have them available. So here's an update for you, although it may not help much.

Most recently, we learned that these cards, in both $20 and $50 denominations, are available at military exchange locations throughout the world. So we've got our armed services guys covered, and if you know one of 'em, they can hook you up. Now, as reported by FeedOnPS3, the following locations currently have the PSN cards for sale: Pamida, Meijer, Blockbuster and Speedway. Well, actually, Blockbuster, 7-Eleven and RideAid join up in September, so you'll be able to get them there within the next few days. Of course, everyone is wondering: "uh...what about GameStop?" Yeah, you'd figure this would be the first location on the list, right? Well, after placing more than a few calls to several GameStops, it seems they have no idea when they're coming. Worse yet, one store said they heard they'd be getting them "early next year."

This is a classic "WTF" moment. So, a freakin' 7-Eleven will have PSN cards but GameStop won't? Does anybody else find something exceedingly strange about this situation? Why bother with random non-game-affiliated retailers? What's stopping Sony from issuing the cards everywhere? We're just confused.

8/27/2008 Ben Dutka

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Thinker
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 1:39:15 PM
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Maybe I'm wrong - I don't know - but, in the past I have had the impression that GameStop isn't exactly PS3-friendly. Maybe that has something to do with this? Maybe GS isn't exactly opening up its arms?

Anyway, what do I know?

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MadPowerBomber
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 4:20:29 PM

I've had that same impression many times over. I dunno what the reason is, but it's pretty bad when GameStop employees insult you because you prefer the PS3 over the 360 (and this is the FIRST time I've had this issue in who knows how many generations it's been) or lied to about specific games and whatnot. I whittled it down to a single GameStop location that I'll go to, and that's only because I've known two of the employees there for about five or six years now. Used to work at the Spencer's Gifts right next door to the store.

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djjake
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 1:56:51 PM
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hope this blockbuster thing means UK aswell
really want to get psn cards, really don't trust credit cards, plus i can ask ppl to get me them for Christmas and birthday :D

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Deleted User
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 2:05:19 PM
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I think microsoft has some sort of deal with the distributors or some sort of copyright why wouldn't sony release these right off the bat? why wouldn't sony sell the dualshock 3's since launch? because microsoft had a deal with the company that has the rights to the vibration controlers and now that company is being sued $20 million. Good to hear they are soon to be accesible thats good news!

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Deleted User
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 2:10:15 PM
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@ben
Why do you have a too human add on a playstation website?

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Mista
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 2:14:03 PM
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I stopped in Speedway like last week and saw some at the register. I saw them and were like you've got to be kiddin me.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 2:40:24 PM
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Well thats an intelligent market scheme........

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Joema
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 4:41:45 PM
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My local Pamida has had them for awhile now. I think that they are a great idea, otherwise kids have to hassle their parents for their credit card and then pay them pack etc.

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ActionJackson
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 5:02:25 PM
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Sony is probably focusing on the PSN cards being accessible first. Gamestop is game focused but they aren't everywhere. 7-elevens are all over the place.

Though that being said, it is only time before GS gets them, I think it's inevitable.

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m2tbo
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 6:00:29 PM
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Because Gamestop blows. If there was another dedicated game store around here I would go to it instead. I would actually love to create a game store to compete with gamestop but I have no clue about retail.

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karneli lll
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 6:08:54 PM
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gamestop is all about microsoft,how in the world would anyone expect them to help sony?

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Jed
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 7:08:48 PM
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Great, so when people come into my gamestop asking for these I will have to tell them to go to 7-11

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phade2blaq
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 7:11:32 PM
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Why can't target, walmart kmart and other major retailers sell the cards. Why not sell the cards online !

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Deleted User
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 @ 8:10:22 PM
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will they be in Canadian blockbusters and 7-eleven's?

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karneli lll
Thursday, August 28, 2008 @ 12:15:43 AM
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@phade2blaq
Selling the cards online? so u use a credit card to buy a psn card to buy content ??!!!

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Deleted User
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 10:20:12 PM

lol good point karnelli

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MajorDomo
Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 10:49:44 AM
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Gamestop didn't like the terms of the agreement. And Sony just said "the tail doesn't wag the dog". Gamestop's quickly becoming irrelevant as DLC gains momentum. The stock price is dropping and analysts are downgrading.

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Bardock617
Saturday, August 30, 2008 @ 1:48:16 PM
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im starting to not really care for gamestop. they are starting to be unreliable. i only go because its the closest game store. i'll be sure to pick up a couple of these at blockbuster next month.

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Bones13
Saturday, August 30, 2008 @ 8:48:10 PM
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all you hatin on Gamestop. Are going to the wrong Gamestop. The one in Oglethorpe Mall in Savannah rules well its really an EB Games but still a Gamestop.

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