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PSN Cards now available at Blockbuster

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar Posted by Sr. Social Media Manager

Sighted today in Belmont, CA:

Oh, and because my wording might’ve been a bit confusing (we didn’t *practice* this, we just walked in!), you will of course be able to purchase WipEout HD normally via the PLAYSTATION Store. Now, there’s another option as well.

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_GoDLiKeBR_ said:

September 15th, 3:13 pm

Finally! Maybe i’ll start with Wipeout.

Firefox_CR said:

September 15th, 3:13 pm

Woot! Now people can stop complaining!

Razrsharp said:

September 15th, 3:14 pm

This is good for those people without credit or bank cards. Hopefully i’ll see a lot of people on WipeoutHD(does it have online?). This is really good news.

GGCAN said:

September 15th, 3:15 pm

Thanks Jeff.

Is this just in the US at Best Buy or is it also Canada, as we have Best Buy here as well ?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    September 15th, 3:19 pm

    That\’s Blockbuster, not Best Buy… Colors are the same though.

    I\’d advise calling your local location first to make sure.

boots555 said:

September 15th, 3:16 pm

Finally! Been waiting for these guys, does this include Canada?

black_ryuk said:

September 15th, 3:18 pm

Awesome to here…..could they be at rite aid as well…..

lifeRPGs said:

September 15th, 3:19 pm

Europe is on the bench, as usual.

_GoDLiKeBR_ said:

September 15th, 3:22 pm

Hey Jeff, is there any chance to see these card’s reaching the South America?

giant-enemy-sackboy said:

September 15th, 3:23 pm

jeff plz answer me if they are available at mexican bluckbusters ,since im currently living in mexico i have never buy anything from the ps store,if not when are they gonna be available ??

thank take care

ghostking said:

September 15th, 3:27 pm

Arre they available at all blockbuster stores?

MercuryPDX said:

September 15th, 3:30 pm

Are they priced accordingly or are there extra charges involved (eg. $20 PSN Card = $35 US)?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    September 15th, 4:05 pm

    The $20 card is $20 out the door.

Tiduz said:

September 15th, 3:30 pm

Does SCEE maybe have anything planned for Europe? not necessarily PSN cards but another payment method besides a credit card?

none of my friends have one, so i cant buy any psn content :(


September 15th, 3:31 pm

Unless tax is 1 cent, you’ll be forced to buy the $50 PSN card to be able to buy the $19.99 Wipeout HD, kinda sucks for those who don’t want/have a credit card to use on the PS store.

effeff said:

September 15th, 3:31 pm


But Jeff two questions:

1.) If i take one card for $20… does the card cost exactly $20 or will “Blockbuster” wanna have some bonusses by me?

2.) If i wanna buy something on the Store i have to pay an extra tax (for example Jeopardy! $14.99 + $1.23 Tax)
So if I buy a $20-card and want to buy wipeout-HD for $19.99, are the Taxes included in this 19.99 or do I have to buy a $50-Card because W-HD will cost $21 ??

(Hope you understand ^^)

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    September 15th, 4:06 pm

    I called the store back (I didn\’t actually buy it when I was there). They said all taxes are included – the 20 dollar card is 20 bucks.

NewYork214 said:

September 15th, 3:31 pm

i might walk up to my blockbuster just to see if they are selling em. do it tomorrow if i remember to

Stoffinator said:

September 15th, 3:32 pm

Now if they’d only make it North of the border.

titusf said:

September 15th, 3:32 pm

Sweet, but woould you happen to know if the PSN cards are coming to Best Buy or Target? Oh and add me to your friends list lol! My user is same as PSN id.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    September 15th, 4:07 pm

    They will continue to roll out in more stores in the coming weeks and months. I\’ll make sure we announce them when that happens.

nmc75 said:

September 15th, 3:32 pm

Will these cards work in non-US PS Stores?

Nymo said:

September 15th, 3:33 pm

so, How about Rite Aid and 7 Eleven stores? Blockbusters are a bit of a walk away where I am in San Francisco, but if it’s only Blockbuster right now, I’ll go ahead and take that walk!

Thanks for the update!

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    September 15th, 4:07 pm

    There\’s one off of Caesar Chavez, I believe…

XxBigP123xX said:

September 15th, 3:35 pm

Wow, I love how you made a video to prove that they’re there :P

And after tax that $20 card wouldn’t be enough for WipEout HD…

NewYork214 said:

September 15th, 3:35 pm

@ effeff

just change your address to a different state that doesnt charge tax.if that’s legal? PA doesnt charge for tax.

Daver said:

September 15th, 3:35 pm

Nice! I want to know if its available at blockbuster canada too, i want to offer these cards as gifts

blkant said:

September 15th, 3:37 pm

I like the little video you made :)

DMeisterJ said:

September 15th, 3:40 pm

Finally :P

Modus Operandi said:

September 15th, 3:43 pm

Yay!! Now I can stop using my mom’s credit card… :)

kaako said:

September 15th, 3:44 pm

This is a good step. Now, please have these cards available in majority of retail stores(Best Buy, Circuit City, Wallmart, Target, etc) as well as online retailers such as Amazon, Newegg and such.

Please make it happen Sony. Thanks :D

kevinchan128 said:

September 15th, 3:44 pm

i’ve got to get my hands on these!!

Fersis said:

September 15th, 3:44 pm

awesome !!
Jeff there is any news on what Jack talk in E3 about SONY doing business in Latin America ??
Maybe the PSN cards can come to my country !!

DeviantBoi said:

September 15th, 3:45 pm

When will they be available at Amazon.com?


September 15th, 3:49 pm

Jeff you know the answer to my ever lingering question, you didn’t really answer GGCAN’s question. ARE THEY AVAILABLE IN CANADA? I don’t care if its best buy or blockbuster or jumbo video or sobey’s or dominion or eb or the source or sears or thecorner store down the street. A simple yes or no would totally suffice, atleast now they won’t be overly expensive on eBay……..

crazypenguin said:

September 15th, 3:50 pm

also, no offence, whats the point of getting it on amazon?

lakaihigh said:

September 15th, 3:51 pm

I think I’ll keep my account linked with my parents’ credit card! they actually haven’t noticed that I keep adding funds to my wallet on the PSN. its a funny vid though Jeff, looks like it almost was meant for youtube. Oh and look out for the poo dolla!



September 15th, 3:56 pm

Alright! Finaly PSN Cards (PlayStation Network Cards) are Now Available at Blockbuster all we need Now is for them to be Sold on any Store like GameStop or any Video Game or any Stores by the way does this mean PLAYSTATION Store is Active for PSN Services Worldwide Already? U Know US Europe Japan etc. Everywere else on any Country in any Language?

EvoAnubis said:

September 15th, 3:58 pm

Great news! Thanks, Jeff.

Now then….Life With PlayStation.

Heisem said:

September 15th, 3:58 pm

What about Amazon.com these PSN Cards will be avaible there soon?

Ghostm said:

September 15th, 3:59 pm

Are they available in NYC’s Blockbuster too? Actually, shouldn’t these cards be available everywhere at anytime?

DeanoXD said:

September 15th, 4:01 pm

umm i got this email on sept 12 2008

so no cards in Canada

Greetings Dean,

Thank you for taking the time to write. At this point in time
Blockbuster does not have plans to carry PSN cards. Please check
back with us sometime mid 2009.
We hope this helps, should you require any further assistance please
do not hesitate to contact us.

Have a nice day.

Kimberly Fraser
Customer Service
Blockbuster Canada
Tel. 1-800-900-1656 Ext.1003

Squall2600 said:

September 15th, 4:01 pm

thats awesome once i get my ps3 back from sony
ill get buy some of these

thank god blockbuster is like 4 min away

Les Enfants Terribles said:

September 15th, 4:02 pm


Duvido muito eles lançarem por aqui, só importado mesmo.

Talvez em alguma loja especializada em games, só resta esperar.

C-h-a-o-s said:

September 15th, 4:06 pm

Do I need to have a membership to buy a PSN card? I have only been to blockbuster once before, so i’m not sure about it.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    September 15th, 4:09 pm

    Nope. Walk right in. They actually sell a lot of gaming stuff these days.

saintfighteraqua said:

September 15th, 4:08 pm

When will GameStop and other Game retailers get them? It seems really weird that GameStop hasn’t got them yet.

verybadbeetle said:

September 15th, 4:10 pm

Thanks for the update. It’s good to see the cards making their way to retail. I know what I am giving out as X-Mas presents this year!

rsx3.2 said:

September 15th, 4:11 pm

Canada?? Come on there are a ton of Canadians who want to buy a bunch of PSN games,but need PSN cards.

niall077 said:

September 15th, 4:12 pm

now how about that small place called EUROPE!!!

oh SCEE why dont you want my money :(

SpiderBoy36 said:

September 15th, 4:17 pm

Well, that does it. I am moving to Belmont, California.

skynidas said:

September 15th, 4:17 pm

Are they in Miami’s Blockbusters?

PSPsGTghOost said:

September 15th, 4:18 pm

Why not have a 10 dollar card? You know specially for ppl who may just wanna try out buying something cheap on the PSN first. Im not saying 20 is expensive.

lennygundam14 said:

September 15th, 4:18 pm

will they be available in college bookstores as well soon, like for example on college campuses?

tangy_orange said:

September 15th, 4:20 pm

I’ve been to two Blockbuster stores around the Bay Area, CA and both had them “available” but NOT for “sale”.

The employees at both locations tried ringing them up but they cannot sell them since it doesn’t scan properly. Apparently this is a franchise-wide problem, and they don’t know when they’ll solve it.

Yes, the video shows they are “available” but perhaps you should try making a video of you trying to “buy” one and come up empty handed because they can’t ring it up.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    September 15th, 4:36 pm

    Hmm, our systems show that people have been buying/redeeming them, but I\’ve got the appropriate people looking into your claims. Thanks for the heads-up.

JBruno said:

September 15th, 4:21 pm

this video seems like a The Office episode lol

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