PS3 owners in the U.S have been clamoring for PSN cards since shortly after the system's launch. Now, finally, those precious cards are on the way. This is an article from the September 08 issue of The Official Playstation Magazine.
finalfickingly. too bad its not coming by August.
They sure took their sweet little time with this one.
I thought these cards were already out in the US, I've been waiting for these for a while in the UK. I can see them being very useful as gifts to under 16 ps3 owners (so they don't need a debit/credit card to buy stuff from PSN).
They need to make them in appropriate increments though, if a game is $19.99 its over $20 with tax, so that person would be out of luck. Hey I wonder if the government will charge tax on buying these, because if you pay tax on the card then tax on the game you're really paying double the tax you should be...Hmmm
i have bought stuff using these cards already! So much better then using a credit card! I get them at a gas station by me...Im outside of Chicago in a small town call Joliet
I've bought games from GT:prologe to PJM and I don't believe i've ever payed taxes. By the way I live in the US so it could be different elsewhere.
only some states have you pay tax. NY is one of them.
I live in Wood Dale and I'm having no luck finding these suckers >.<
In some places they are here. If they mean in every major outlet and even some stores that sell phone cards and such, then cool.
I saw them in a speedway gas station with the phone cards. This was like 2 months ago.
This is very strange, man I tell you that I saw these cards in Target last week.
yeah last week i was in line at speedway i saw one and i was like WTF? so i bought one and got pjm, pain, and hvb haven't seen them any other places and i have been looking
How almost everyone says they're not here, but about 15% of everyone says they are. If they are indeed coming to big retail stores and such, it will be a very good thing for the PSN and my birthdays ^-^
I don't think it's that weird. They seem to have produced them in a limited quantity and so only a few stores are going to stock them. In most places you won't be able to find any unless you look really hard.
I thought if they wanted to put some in U.S. stores, they would have a greater supply in the stores. Oh well, maybe it was some kind of marketing strategy...
Come to Gamestop and I will be very happy. :)
gamestop, eb games, this is the first time i heard of this what is it?
Pamida here I come, wait i have a debit card already. But I'm still glad they are finally coming out.
Pamida, now THAT'S a blast from the past.
I have a birthday coming up, just found my gift
For those that do not know, just buy a prepaid credit card and it works just fine. You can't sit back and wait for Sony to do what's right. I've used the $25 dollar prepaid American Express cards for sometime now.
yeah well not everyone has the convenience of having a store that sells those easily.
Puerto Rico, which is counted as the US because we get things here the same day (almost always) per example the greatest hits came out the same day. But not even my closest walgreens sell prepaid credit cards. I guess its because they dont sell a whole lot over here.
a grocery store? I know grocery stores in the Continental U.S. sell prepaid cards. I don't know why Walgreens doesn't sell the cards, that's ricockulous! Anyway, I've never been to Puerto Rico so I'm not sure.
I wonder what the hold up is?
Probably some lame ass reason like "testing the marketplace."
These have been at my local Meijer's since the end of May or beginning of June.
WTF is Meijer's? I live in Philly and have never even heard of this store.
That's what the screen shot says alright. Too bad Meijer isn't like a Best Buy, Gamestop, EB, Walmart, etc.
They are at speedway gas stations now either around or behind the counter. I've only seen the $20 cards.
This is great news indeed! O, what a wonderful morning! Oh what a beutiful day! PSN get closer to surpassing XBL every day!
and BTW they work just fine, used them already on psn!
so its coming to canada rite...???!!?!?
i have used them already. Its awesome because i never liked using my credit card and now its just like itunes...get 20 bucks and buy something
I hope we can get them in Canada and where ? EH
I am hoping that they will be coming to canada at the same time...
we going to be able to use these to purchase items off of the UK and Japanese Stores??
Oh my God, we've been hearing this "coming soon" thing since March, release it every where already.
I'll believe it when I see it.At least bring em to game stoop.
As many people above me have stated, the cards are already here. I've seen them a few times near checkout counters at our mini-mall here (since at least a couple months ago,) which is why this news is somewhat strange to me. I guess there must be a limited supply being sent out to smaller vendors.
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