Want a stocking stuffer for that Playstation owner that seems to have everything? Well you can’t get them a PSN pre paid card…At least not this year. Sony confirmed on their Official Playstation Blog today that US retailers should start getting the cards in early 08’. Get the full details after the jump.
If you stopped by one of of the major gaming sites in the last day or so, there’s a good chance you’ve seen one of these stories confirming the existence of PLAYSTATION Network cards, or the debut of such cards in Japan.
We’ve heard the call – usually around the time we update the PLAYSTATION Store – from loyal PS3/PSP owners who’d like to give (or receive) these cards as a gift, and from those who’d like an alternative to using a credit card to purchase things on the PLAYSTATION Store. So here’s an update: Yes, the option many of you have been asking for – PLAYSTATION Network Cards – are coming, and should start appearing at retailers in early ‘08. The cards will be redeemable via the PLAYSTATION Store for PC, and on the PLAYSTATION 3 to supply the wallet with funds to spend on games, add-ons, and other paid content.
We’ll continue to keep you updated here on the PlayStation Blog as their arrival grows nearer.
The existence of pre paid cards can only be a smart move on Sony’s part in order to compete for customer attention—especially with an already crowded retail space. This is even better news for younger gamers who may only be able to pay with cash. The only downside is the fact that it’s releasing after Christmas this year, which would have been ideal timing. So give the gift of an Everyday Shooter or a Super StarDust HD—just…do it next year.