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PSN Cards Debut in Canada

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Hi Everyone! Kyle Moffatt, Senior Public Relations Specialist for Sony Computer Entertainment Canada back to the blog with some great news for Canadian gamers. With the Stanley Cup finals ending last week the team at PlayStation Canada figured it would be a great time to bring the prepaid PSN cards to Canada! The cards, available in $20 and $50 denominations, can now be purchased at EB Games and GameStop locations across the country. In the coming weeks and months you’ll also be able to buy the cards at: Best Buy, Future Shop, HMV, The Source by Circuit City and Rogers Plus entertainment locations with more to come.

It’s great time to pick up a PSN card so buy one today and check out some of the great content available like Flower or The Last Guy (two of my favorites) or a PSone classic like Final Fantasy VII or Resident Evil: Director’s Cut. You can also get ready for a game I’m really looking forward to – Fat Princess. Now Canadians can have their cake and play with it too!

Keep checking the blog for future posts from me. See you online.

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all_hail_cale said:

June 20th, 10:31 am

It’s about time. I saw these in eb today and my mind was blown, i picked up 2 50 cards

Acid_Reflexx said:

June 20th, 11:28 am

YAY! thank you playstation!!!
I’m going pick mine up at best buy asap!

JCVA23 said:

June 20th, 12:08 pm

Oh man finally

TruRealitY said:

June 20th, 2:50 pm

YES! Thank You Sony! My only needs now from sony, are voice chat online across games on the ps3, video store, and you know what i can’t even think of another one right now, so keep it up!

joostin said:

June 20th, 3:35 pm

@50

It isn’t due to the multi-lingual needs. It is due to the fact that our Ratings board for media is a LOT more strict. This in turn causes huge delays in bringing an equal service from the US.

Still, you think 2 years is more than enough time to rate a service and have it ready for Canadian customers. Blame the CRTC!

Anyways,
Thanks for the PSN cards! I know there will be many thankful gamers up here without the “luxury” of a credit card.

krae_man said:

June 20th, 7:33 pm

Damn I missed this. Kyle, I hope you’re still reading through the comments.

My Beefs with SCEA’s treatment of Canada:

1)No video Store. You’ve had more then enough time to do what you need to do already. You have no excuses for not having it done already.

2)Playstation.ca is a disgrace. It’s been updated like once in all of 2009 and still says copyright 2008 on every bloody page.

3) Quit ignoring Canada when it comes to contests. You’re totally capable of including Canada in all SCEA promotions. You’re choosing not to and arn’t even doing any Canada only stuff in place of it.

4) Why are retainers charging $69.99 for PS3 games when the Canadian $ is better now then when it was when they were still charging $59.99? $64.99 might be acceptable, but $69.99 is costing you sales.

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    Kyle Moffatt said:

    June 21st, 9:09 am

    .ca is updated all the time with new games and new content within the video player as a few examples.

    In terms of contests we are working on doing more. Most recently Canadians could participate in the LBP design a golf course contest.

el-embra6or said:

June 20th, 11:42 pm

in canada im from kuwait but im travailing canada in the sumer in 9\7 its may help us thanks everybody

nutellapr said:

June 21st, 6:26 am

I’m shocked, didn’t even think SCE has any Canadian employees. Kyle, how many others on the team and are you hiring? :)

krae_man said:

June 21st, 7:45 am

Working for SCEC must be a kick ass job. You get to do jack squat, ignore all your customers, do things years after they should have been done in the first place.

And you still get paid.

krae_man said:

June 21st, 11:26 am

XML feeds from the main site don’t cound Kyle. I’m talking Canada Specific content.

krae_man said:

June 21st, 11:31 am

What’s the point of the sites existance if 99% of the stuff on it can be found on us.playstation.com and the 1% that’s Canada Specific comes like once a quarter at the most?

What have you done in 2009 besides Gamers Voice?

Chris Asking questions instead of Jeff asking questions doesn’t count as Canada Specific either as someone from us.playstation.com, is in the interview line and will be doing the same thing.

heatseeker said:

June 21st, 1:35 pm

FINALLY!!

TheDarkMaestro said:

June 21st, 2:54 pm

Finally! Thanks

GeneralOfDeath said:

June 21st, 4:45 pm

“Now Canadians can have their cake and play with it too!”

Ya, and does this mean we are going to get a video store and watch them too ? BRING CANADA THE VIDEO STORE!

billabongdude said:

June 21st, 6:31 pm

Awesome! Finally about time! Is the Video store comming soon? I know random… lol

I3loodthirsty said:

June 22nd, 6:41 am

any chance on the psn cards coming out in the uk before the playstation 4 comes out (yes that was sarcasm)

SteveW928c said:

June 22nd, 11:25 pm

Please bring us the video store soon. I don’t want to have to buy an AppleTV unit to rent/buy movies… I figured buying a PS3 was going to be the one box that could do all of this so I don’t have to have multiple units (and the expense).

fondip said:

June 23rd, 10:29 am

SONY Forget The Netherlands and Europe.
– No Video Store
– No PSN Cards
– No VidZone

Im thinking to sell my playstation 3, i dont need that anymore im thinking to buy an xbox 360, sorry SONY!, but i cant longer wait anymore.

GUYS: IF YOU DONT HAVE A PLAYSTATION 3 CONSOLE AND YOU LIVE IN EUROPE, MY ADVISE IS DONT BUY THE CONSOLE !!.

Ether999 said:

June 25th, 5:30 am

Thats awesome!

Now [i]please[/i] release EU cards too! I really want to get the Big Surf island and a ton of other DLC, but can’t because I don’t have access to a EU credit card.

EVanHelsing said:

June 27th, 7:23 am

Kyle Moffatt – Will you at least acknowledge the video store problem? You even replied to a comment #156 asking about the video store, and responded to everything except the video store. Ignoring a problem won’t make it go away!

OJTL said:

June 29th, 11:51 am

but what about mexico??

MadPercussion said:

July 3rd, 12:43 pm

wow they’re finally here eh?
I WANT ONE, where can i get one in ontario?

ShutupMan3945 said:

July 4th, 12:35 pm

No 711, Mac’s or any other convenience stores?
Fail…

JonLon said:

July 5th, 4:55 am

I just bought one of these and, along with others on the PS forums, am extremely displeased that the amount “cannot be added to wallet”.

I’ve waited long enough for this service, and for it to still be unavailable to me, despite having a physical card/code, is inexcusable.

musicman2059 said:

July 6th, 1:18 pm

What a ridiculous fiasco that this has turned out to be. Just about all the cards bought at stores other than EB games have turned out to be bogus. 7-11, Best Buy, and Future Shop are all crapped out.

What’s even worse, Sony’s solution is to return the card to the retailer, but they all have policies where they DO NOT ACCEPT RETURNS ON PREPAID CARDS, and even if they did, those cards would probably be bogus as well.

You better fix this up good, Sony, because if you don’t, you aren’t getting another cent from me after stealing my 20 bucks.

ScRaTcH842 said:

July 12th, 3:47 pm

Letters2Kay | June 19th, 2009 at 9:16 am

I think it’s obvious that Canada doesn’t have a video store yet due to their multi-lingual needs. A video file with 2 audio tracks would be a lot larger, and it may present a whole new technical problem to even allow the PS3 to switch between tracks in files. Putting up each piece of content up twice (in both languages) would solve that, but think of how much space that would take up on Sony’s end. Don’t blame Sony, blame the French!

screw you buddy french is a good language your probably american too you @$$ hole

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