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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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Hummer3man said:

September 15th, 6:59 pm

finally!!!!! i still didnt even buy the
cod 4 maps. now i can!!!!!!

bob said:

September 15th, 7:03 pm

Is it just me or do i not see Canada written anywhere…..I have asked several sony style store clerks if they had them and he said no………..oh well if anyone finds these(In Canada) post it up

PsychoEddie said:

September 15th, 7:04 pm


Here’s a silly question. Why the different denomination cards? Why not just a psn card so when Aunt Tilly wants to put $30 on little Jimmy’s card for his birthday, Jimmy takes the card and frog skins down to blockbuster and adds the money to the card? I think I just answered my own question. The implementation and accounting would be more difficult with a variable denomination card VS. fixed amount cards.

KnaveX said:

September 15th, 7:13 pm


They are? why dammit!

ryuk said:

September 15th, 7:16 pm

@Abigail Murphy

Do you have a PSN ID? If you do can you give it out? :)

LeonBlade said:

September 15th, 7:31 pm

@Jeff any anyone else really.

What different card amounts do they have $20, $50, etc?

This will be great to ask for Christmas time, that way I can get stuff from the PSN!

I’m so excited!!!

Also, do you think you guys could release a refillable PSN Card by any chance?
One with your username on it and stuff like that lol. Idk, just a suggestion.

lorddshadow said:

September 15th, 7:32 pm

this is exciting. no more asking my parents and getting a 30 minute lecture on how to only buy what you are authorized to buy! there’s a blockbuster down the road…anyone care to give me some cash for the $50 card so i can get wipeout, pj eden, and bionic commando?

PSWii2008 said:

September 15th, 7:36 pm

That’s AWESOME!!! There’s a Blockbuster right outside my house! I personally don’t need them since I have my credit/debit card, but it’s good that you guys have these cards in more stores now!

thingg said:

September 15th, 7:37 pm

lol. nice vid. I don’t really need these (credit cards FTW!!), but I know a lot of people are looking forward to them.

kspraydad said:

September 15th, 7:56 pm


$20 and $50

That’s it.

Chaos_Bladez said:

September 15th, 8:20 pm

Thanks a bunch! :D
I’ll buy hella stuff now! (From Cali, can’t you tell? :P)
I’ll be sure to walk into Blockbuster soon!
Spread the love into more places! :D

KarasuRiderGT said:

September 15th, 8:20 pm

Awesome news! :) I’ll have to check and see if they have them here in FL tomorrow.

wyldekat said:

September 15th, 8:21 pm

there is a god.

PSN= wyldekat

DarkPlanet said:

September 15th, 8:28 pm


rockleehong said:

September 15th, 8:32 pm

My Blockbuster does’t have…(Cry) Is it for nationwide?

Game-o-holic said:

September 15th, 8:33 pm

Any info when the PSN cards will be released in Canada? Thanks.

Tragic_Nightmare said:

September 15th, 8:50 pm

Best news I’ve heard in a while, I never liked using my debit card. Thanks Jeff!

WestSiide said:

September 15th, 8:54 pm

cool, ill stick with my credit card tho

@61 & 64
you guys must have alot of restraining orders against u… i kid.

bulldogg9279 said:

September 15th, 8:57 pm

can you tell me why my debit/credit card doesnt work anymore after it expired. i got a new card with the same numbers but diffrent experation date. every time i try to register it says invalid addsress. not the only person this has happened to either. i really dont want to go chase down these cards and spend more money than i have to. gas isnt cheap anymore. ive missed out on alot of content cause of this.

kspraydad said:

September 15th, 9:10 pm


What is unclear about the word “expired”?

bulldogg9279 said:

September 15th, 9:15 pm

what is unclear is your reading skills. like i said the date expired got a new card with same account number but a new eperation date.

dragonzblaze said:

September 15th, 10:02 pm

cool i hope they get them at rite aid soon would love 2 buy some psn stuff and

imamathwiz said:

September 15th, 10:09 pm

Why do you not use a video player that the ps3 supports, like youtube, or get the ps3 to support the video player you choose to use?

Bender Rodriguez said:

September 15th, 10:32 pm

Finally they’re appearing at a store I’ve heard of and one that’s near me. Not that I care a whole lot right now though, because there’s no PSN game coming out over the next several months that I want. I don’t buy add on content either. Still it’s good to know.

SocomFreak said:

September 15th, 10:44 pm

sweet bro thanks, jeez i just about to open direct deposit!! just for the ps3!! thank you you guys!! i live like 1 minute from blockbuster!! im get them tommorow and download some psn games!! aww man i love sony

BigOLBallz said:

September 15th, 11:39 pm

So do I have to go remove my credit card info to redeem the cards , I’d rather use the PsN card instead of running up my credit

SherrifNL said:

September 16th, 12:34 am

I hope we in europe dont have to wait to long.

Vidarcr said:

September 16th, 12:36 am

Are you guys planning on release them worldwide or just NA and in Blockbuster?

At last I’ll be able to buy weekly from the store, it’s been monts since I could buy something :( but I guess now it’s :)

Wip3ou7 said:

September 16th, 12:55 am

Nice one dropping WipEout HD on the PSN card promo vid!! WIPEOUT IS THE BEST. Hmm, you should be able to get wipeout for exactly 19.99, the PSN never charges me tax, but then again I live in Florida so perhaps that makes me except since im not in California.

Wip3ou7 said:

September 16th, 12:58 am

Yeah I just checked my confirmation emails of my playstation purchases, and I have never been charged tax for a PSN download. I always pay the exact price. I paid precisely 14.99 for jeopardy (which was a mistake, but none the less I am 100% positive that I do not pay tax on PSN purchases, again I live in Florida)

Wip3ou7 said:

September 16th, 1:00 am

Oh and Jeff, you look like a young David Hasselhoff! What do you drive? ;)

xenosagax112 said:

September 16th, 1:46 am

All i like to know is when will the cards be out to all of the Blockbuster’s around the U.S.A. …..i cheacked mine 4 days ago and nothing …..Jeff your emails for News well i hate to say sucks .

We The people want detal Info on where the cards are at , what day they come out on and for the love of god cant you people bring PSN cards to gamestop and bestbuy for once ….

314dragon said:

September 16th, 3:01 am

Finally! I can stop charging up my credit card.

lgass said:

September 16th, 3:53 am

any word on europe?

or this is only for NA?

It’s time for us europeans to get some love too :p

LeonBlade said:

September 16th, 3:53 am

$20 and $50 card are perfect, but they could add a $100 card too.

P.S. this is off topic but, why isn’t my Gravatar working?

xXoONiko_9OoXx said:

September 16th, 3:55 am

can I buy it from amazon or play-asia ?

Brunski15 said:

September 16th, 4:16 am

thank you … now i can actually buy stuff on psn isnstead of missing out on all the great stuff coming out… btw are they out for blockbuster in Canada? thanks in advance

kspraydad said:

September 16th, 4:59 am


So you HAVE a new expiry date THUS you have to update your CC profile on PSN to TELL it your new expiry date. Right now the PSN would still be trying to use your OLD EXPIRED date for purchases.

To summarize…if your card number or expiry date change you have to MANUALLY update that info on store sites like PSN in order for it to work.

kspraydad said:

September 16th, 5:01 am


Official launch day is Sept 16th
Gamestop is early next year
RiteAid is also this month

f6gamer said:

September 16th, 5:24 am

i get charged taxes all time in psn so ill have to buy a $50 psn card from NY

Daver said:

September 16th, 5:25 am

lolll theres almost more canadians on this blog than americans

GGCAN said:

September 16th, 5:34 am

Just wanted to advise the other Canadians, I’ve sent out an email to Customer services of Blockbuster, inquiring if we in Canada also have the PSN cards.

Once I hear something, I’ll post back here.

Onna76_NL said:

September 16th, 7:28 am

I don’t have to complain as I own a credit card but SCEE should be *^%*&*( ashamed of themselves to keep their EU buyers wait so long for those PSN tickets! And if that’s all Europeans have to wait for?! PSP, PS3, Video Download Service, etc.etc.etc.etc…. I thought Europe was the most important region to Sony? So I notice :-(


September 16th, 7:33 am

Someone please buy one for me and I will paypal you the cash, i have $20 in my paypal at the moment and would like to get wipeout hd thursday. Hey Jeff are you allowed to do that for me?

Peetabix said:

September 16th, 7:41 am

Will this be comming to europe soon?

JordanBlack68 said:

September 16th, 7:44 am

I love how you point your finger like that, its so funny!

GGCAN said:

September 16th, 8:06 am

Here’s more news for Canadians about Blockbuster and the PSN cards.

I sent Blockbuster customer services an email this morning asking about them and here is their reply:

“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. ”

It appears we won’t have these until next year.

skaterricky said:

September 16th, 8:06 am

Next Major store you need it in is WALMART Bro!

then after that like Gamestop, Bestbuy too.

well thats to name a few that need it.

Glade I use my debit Card :D


September 16th, 8:30 am

Cool, However I have been using PSN cards for months now and they work great! Thanks you Sony and Meijer Stores (midwest only) for the headstart on cards!

Ghostm said:

September 16th, 8:32 am

Have anybody on here heard anything about Life with Playstation? The whole thing is starting to sound like a joke to me.

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