PlayStation Network Cards to be available in places other than gas stations

It looks like Sony is finally making good on their promises of delivering PlayStation Network Cards to the masses. Today, it announced that the cards will be available at Walmart, Best Buy, select Sam’s Club outlets, and Barnes & Noble College Bookstores this holiday. 

The cards — available in $20.00 and $50.00 denominations — can be redeemed on the PlayStation Network and used to purchased PlayStation Store content. The cards are currently only available at Blockbuster, Pamida, Meijer Superstores, and Speedway stores … most of which we’ve never heard of. We are told that if you’ve got the munchies at 3 o’clock in the morning, you can get a killer hot dog at Speedway. Not that we’ve ever had the munchies …

This is good news for you youngins without credit cards or you geezers with rotten credit. Might we suggest picking Super Stardust HD? It’s totally rad.

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) is expanding the availability of the popular PLAYSTATION® Network Cards to additional major retailers nationwide this holiday season. The PlayStation®Network Cards, which can be used to purchase content for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®) and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systems, will be available at Walmart, Best Buy, select Sam’s Club outlets in October 2008, and at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores locations in November 2008.

With the cards, PS3 and PSP fans can buy games, movies, TV shows, themes and add-on content from the PLAYSTATION®Store and other PLAYSTATION Network services. The PLAYSTATION Network Cards are available in $20.00 and $50.00 denominations and are currently offered at BLOCKBUSTER, Pamida, Meijer Superstores and Speedway store locations.

“The PLAYSTATION Network Cards are an easy way for PSP and PS3 fans to obtain great games, movies, TV shows and other entertainment through PLAYSTATION Network and we are pleased to offer them at major retailers nationwide,” said Eric Lempel, director, PLAYSTATION®Network Operations, SCEA. “With the holiday season right around the corner, these cards are an ideal gift option for friends and family, whether they are movie aficionados, dedicated gamers or something in between.”

Additional information on the PLAYSTATION Network Cards, uses, restrictions and retail availability can be found at  

Nick Chester