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Jun 19

PSN Cards Debut in Canada

Kyle Moffatt's Avatar Posted by Senior Public Relations Specialist, Sony Computer Entertainment Canada

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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Tparsons5150 said:

June 19th, 11:31 am

@ HanSolo

LOL so you have some kind of faith we might actually get this North American(yet oddly US only) VIDEO service?

JimFalcon said:

June 19th, 11:34 am

So glad to hear this, Thanks a lot Sony! Now I have renewed faith that the video store for Canada is coming! (right?!) :P

dehumanizer_666 said:

June 19th, 11:40 am

its about time!

RichterNYR35 said:

June 19th, 11:51 am

Blame Canada!

Ratchet426 said:

June 19th, 11:52 am

rAdIOhEad73 | June 19th, 2009 at 9:24 am

“Kyle is not coming back, he doesn’t know how to answer, he thought he would be prized for this “Too little to late” news.”

I think you are confusing Kyle with Eric Lempel, the King of 2-sentence posts and zero replies.

dllscowboysfan said:

June 19th, 11:54 am

@100 Not that I even care about hockey but you do realize the pens went into your house and stole the cup from you, right?

mixedkidbx said:

June 19th, 11:55 am

Glad to see that Canada can finally join the US on buying the PSN cards.

JaKhris said:

June 19th, 11:55 am


Good news for Canadians.

I don’t need one, but I guess other Europeans would appreciate PSN Cards. You could start by establishing them in the UK, and progressively do other countries such as France, Spain, Germany, Italy… as a sign of good will maybe?


cb_32 said:

June 19th, 12:01 pm

What took you so long?

GTAce said:

June 19th, 12:11 pm

Wow, Canada now, should mean Europe gets them in 2068.

Solid-Snake-Eyes said:

June 19th, 12:23 pm

I hope they show up at Best Buy before my Rewardzone $5 certificate expires!

Copper_83 said:

June 19th, 1:05 pm

The issue relating to the Video store in Canada are because of the obstacles from the Canadian Radio & Telecommunications’s (CRTC)rules and regulations surrounding the broadcast of Film/TV. This is why Canadians cant view certain video content thats published in the US. It has nothing to do with multi-lingual because If that was the case normal TV wouldnt be allowed to broadcast. It’s all a bunch of Governmental red tape, nothing more – nothing less.

chillindude3 said:

June 19th, 1:17 pm


mike-yazuka said:

June 19th, 1:34 pm

Well that’s great. Now they just have to find their way to the rest of the world also.

Mysticode said:

June 19th, 1:39 pm

@112 – Copper_83

Have you seen this explanation posted somewhere? Are you referring to the regulations regarding how much content has to be Canadian?

SuperSMCow said:

June 19th, 1:39 pm

can’t they place English only for now and say ENGLISH ONLY with french subtitles something simple? great news by the way.

dotCody said:

June 19th, 1:50 pm

Even though that PSN Cards have been available at EB Games in Canada since last Wednesday…

peevmyster said:

June 19th, 2:10 pm

finally the canadians can stop complaining! :)

Boots555 said:

June 19th, 2:10 pm

Thanks! This is so long over due.

Boots555 said:

June 19th, 2:13 pm

We need the video store PLEASE!!!!

Kitty-Pancake said:

June 19th, 2:16 pm

Thats cool for canucks. GOOD JOB SONY!

pavlovic said:

June 19th, 2:19 pm

And when Mexicans will be able to use their credit cards? We have PSNCards almost impossible to find

YorlecmNwahs said:

June 19th, 2:19 pm

Yeah baby! Finally! Woohoo!!!

Bioman20 said:

June 19th, 2:23 pm

ive been waiting for this forever. FIANALY!!!!!

madhi19 said:

June 19th, 2:45 pm

I don’t want to complain because it great news but am going to say it anyway! About Effing time can we get an update on the video store!

RaymondBel said:

June 19th, 2:59 pm

todwurst said:

June 19th, 3:27 pm

It’s a shame that North America slaps the tax on after the posted price when some European countries factor the taxes into the final price. I really don’t care about the .99 cent psychology factor. I get something because a) I want it, b) I can afford it.
Sony, please step up to the plate on this and show your customers that you realize that $20 and $50 dollar cards will get the most effective use if the game totals round up appropriately. I imagine you do well off those unused dollars and cents collecting interest, but good will and repeat customers will go farther in the long run :)
Bring on Fat Princess!

retro25 said:

June 19th, 3:29 pm

I was very patient for the PSN cards to come to
Canada and now it’s finally here ^-^, but all I ask is when will it come avalible at Walmart or 7eleven stores in Canada and when will we be able to get the Canadian PS video store as well? Thanks !!!

BaizDaza said:

June 19th, 3:35 pm

Great news, thank you. :)

noize_girl said:

June 19th, 4:34 pm

Funny I was just complaining about this the other day. It’s about time Sony!

McMicka said:

June 19th, 4:43 pm

When are PSN cards coming to Australia? Please, please…

headwing45 said:

June 19th, 5:02 pm

Cool! This almost makes up for all the stuff excluded from Canadians in Playstation Home (In turms of advertising and contests)

Saliwok said:

June 19th, 5:10 pm

How about that video store??

Why does Sony hate Canada?

Timesplitter_01 said:

June 19th, 5:43 pm


I say Sony would see AT LEAST 15-20% increase in sales on the PSN store within the first 6 months. Now what kind of business would refuse those kind of growth figures.

I mean come on surely it cant be that expensive to get the PSN cards into all regions around the world.

Also I would say that if the PS3 price dropped around US$100-150 then Sony would see an increased sales of around 15% at the very least

Futbolfan said:

June 19th, 5:58 pm

I know that Sony Style isn’t the first place that Playstation gamers go to purchase games, but wouldn’t it make more sense for Sony to release Playstation Network cards in their own stores simultaneously with EB Games and Gamestop?

Sony reps there have been told that the cards don’t exist at all, period. I had to actually show them a display-only card in order for them to believe that they exist. It doesn’t look good for a store that’s owned by Sony to not know what’s going on at corporate headquarters.

cronqvist said:

June 19th, 6:10 pm

For the love of god, make them available in Mexico!

Thaylin said:

June 19th, 6:25 pm

Thank You! This is fantastic news. Time to spend!

jewabsed said:

June 19th, 7:03 pm

nice! :D

Jeeves_Tremor said:

June 19th, 7:25 pm

Mr. Moffatt, I have one thing to say to you:

You. Are. A. GOD.

Antiguan_King said:

June 19th, 7:53 pm

so what about the movie store when can i start downloading movie and video content from the Canadian store.

Kren420 said:

June 19th, 8:21 pm

you guys just saved me from getting a credit card in a recession. Thank you.

BPatches701 said:

June 19th, 10:00 pm


CSZ02 said:

June 19th, 10:19 pm

Finally! I’ve always wanted some old ps1 classics and some DLC for metal gear! Thanks Sony Canada!

mgsfoxhound2 said:

June 20th, 12:35 am

im in USA but im very happy that canadians are happy too because i felt they were getting left behind. Keep it up sony u should give them video now

omgCRAZY said:

June 20th, 1:51 am

This is great news. I was very disappointed when I first went to the store to get one of these before getting told they are not sold in Canada.

I just want to say thanks to Sony for not forgetting about their northern counterparts and to continue to support us (hopefully at the same time as U.S?).

enormhi said:

June 20th, 3:58 am


Bring them to Europe!! NOW!

barnaclejoe said:

June 20th, 5:40 am

YAYYY!!! So glad to finally get these. Now I know what to ask for in my stocking or for birthday presents! woohoo!

alaM0000 said:

June 20th, 7:21 am

50cent GGG-UNIT!!! lawlz :D

Elsa said:

June 20th, 9:12 am

… the pre-paid cards are a good idea, but if we want to buy a gift for a gamer-friend, we often still have to mail them, and apparently Canadian cards can’t be used in the U.S.

… it would be nice to have some form of PSN gifting system… where we can directly buy a map pack or game through PSN for anyone in North America.

SurgeArrest said:

June 20th, 9:13 am

I’m so sick of waiting for PlayStation Video Store in Canada, already decided that if Apple updates its Apple TV to support 1080p, I would get it same day.
Canadian market is small but not so small for SONY not to be willing to get a small stream of money.

Also, new SONY TVs have cool stuff like Widgets and RSS and podcasts, etc… is PS3 less capable? PS3 can be ultimate entertainment device, just keep adding features people want to use and finally support DivX 7!

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