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Will PSN Cards Finally Arrive In Europe On October 1?

European gamers have been asking the same question for months: "when are we going to get access to those handy-dandy PlayStation Network cards?" Well, despite all the rumors and speculation, we may finally have an answer for you.

According to Euro site PS3-Sense, it has been "confirmed to retailers" that these pre-paid cards will be arriving in stores on October 1. Apparently, they will even offer a variety of price ranges and added support for the PSP Go, which is also slated to release in October. It would make perfect sense to provide gamers with such cards when a unit launches that relies on digital downloads, although PS3 owners will likely say, "uh, yeah, but what about us?" Well, if it's any consolation, the cards aren't exactly in normal locations here in North America, either; they should be proudly displayed at the counter in every GameStop in the country, but they're not. Anyway, we hope to see a greater circulation of these PSN cards as time goes on, and here's hoping that this information is accurate and our Euro buddies can finally get in on the action. If you didn't already know, the PSN card works like any other pre-paid card: you just pay the amount listed on the card (cash, credit card, whatever), then bring it home and input the number into the Network. Bam, there are your funds.

It makes things a little easier, although we have to say that buying something on the Network is about as streamlined as it can get. Heck, it's almost too easy to buy stuff, if there is any such thing.

7/26/2009 John Shepard

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BTNwarrior
Sunday, July 26, 2009 @ 10:09:52 PM
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I remember waiting a long time for these in America, when finally I went off to college and got a credit card. No need now, even though I can see people who don't have their own cards being pissed they are not out yet

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, July 26, 2009 @ 10:12:23 PM
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Sucks that Euro doesn't have these yet. They definitely help the psn process in that you don't have to worry about your info being stolen or anything =D just buy a psn card (tax free too =D ) and bam games. Sucks here tho, because online purchases have tax in texas so when i buy psn games my wallet ends up in like .46 cents :(

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 11:02:08 PM

Us here in canada just got them last month... i agree makes everything easier,

I also agree about taxes >.< i have 1 cent left on my account... When will I ever need a penny???

they should charge tax on the cards, not the purchases... i'd rather pay 22.60 for 20 bux online, then to pay 20 bux for 16.99 online >.<

Last edited by Gregory Freeman on 7/27/2009 11:02:39 PM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, July 26, 2009 @ 11:38:47 PM
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Good luck to our associates across the pond.

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robinhood2010
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 6:54:53 AM

This means that I don't have to buy the games for my younger brother, he can finally get them himself! So thanks.

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englishgolfer
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 2:28:11 AM
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hopefully this will allow ps3 owners in the "smaller" european countries access to the store as many are complaining that their credit cards are not accepted by sony when trying to buy stuff.

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___________
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 4:06:37 AM
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so does that mean i can buy a psn card here in australia than buy something off the US PSN store?
why the US gets content months before us ill never know.
were still missing crash bandicoot 1 2 3 and CTR.
theve got tripple the PS1 classics we do.

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The Stig
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 8:47:59 AM

Im pretty sure the PSN cards only work on the store of the country you have bought them in.

If you wanted to buy stuff from the US store you would need to import a PSN card from the US.

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Highlander
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 9:57:18 AM

The Stig is right. You need to purchase a PSN card that goes with the PS Store you want to purchase from. Despite the PS3 and PSP being region free, Sony still enforces regionality when selling things over PSN. It's probably related to copy right laws and such, but it's very annoying.

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BTNwarrior
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 4:49:35 PM

Funny, in America all we do is complain that all the good stuff is coming out on the Japanese PSN first.

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Naga
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 6:50:43 AM
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Better be real or its deaths door for PSP not everyone owns a credit card and it damage the PSP Go!

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The Stig
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 8:55:11 AM
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I think the PSN cards should have been available worldwide from the begining. Alot of people dont like using credit/debit cards online so being able to use PSN cards puts these peoples minds at ease, plus its means extra purchases off the PSS.

It would be a bit stupid of Sony not to release them in Europe given that the PSP Go is download only, they dont want to alienate people.

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Craigo
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 9:41:09 AM
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I would like them for Christmas and Birthdays. I recieve Itunes cards so why not PSN. :)

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Highlander
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 10:00:23 AM
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"they should be proudly displayed at the counter in every GameStop in the country, but they're not."

That sounds like an issue for GameStop, GameStop could do itself a great favor by firing each and every fanboy they currently pay. At least that way each platform they sell would be equally supported leading to better sales all round.

I am hoping that they finally get PSN cards in Europe. I have a UK copy of SingStar and it would be great to be able to download some tracks from the European SingStore as there are a lot of tracks that they have that we do not have here in NA. And for those with PSPs, the library of PSP and PS1 titles is a little different in Europe too...

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Fane1024
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 7:16:09 PM

EB Games (and Gamestop?) is still using a register system set up in the 90s, which apparently isn't compatible with selling PSN cards (don't ask me why).

p.s. For my Canadian friends, PSN cards have now been spotted at FutureShop.

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BeezleDrop
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 11:04:04 AM
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Why has it taken so long for Europe to get the cards?

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 11:53:42 AM

Because companies think europe enjoy waiting a far longer perios than anyone else for things.

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Highlander
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 12:14:22 PM

Europeans are good at queuing, so you can get away with making Europeans wait. They'll stand patiently in lines for anything. There was an experiment done in the UK years ago where the researchers created a queue of people in a random location in a city center, and people would join the end of the line, without really knowing what they were queuing for. They just assumed that the queue was for one thing or another and joined it.

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JMO_INDY
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 3:36:49 PM
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ive collected my PSN cards, dont ask why. i have 3 $50 cards and 2 $20 ones, i like the convenience of just one type of digital money apposed to X-Box Live cards for MS points or for Live itself. I was buying a mem stick last week at Wal-Wart and the X-Box section is right next to the PS section and this guy walks up to the X-Box sec. and sees the cards and doesnt know which one to get and has to ask the employee to help him, it was funny, then he asks the employee where the ethernet cables are, no Wi-Fi in X-Box.lol

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SuMtOnE
Monday, July 27, 2009 @ 4:42:41 PM
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hMm they don't have those prepaid VISA ova there? dang thats a pretty long wait tho... and i thought waitin for a game from japan to usa was LONG... my bad...

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