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Guide: Buying PSN Cards Without a Credit Card for EU Users


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265w ago - Although PSN cards have recently debuted in Canada, according to PS3Hype.nl (linked above) in Europe there are still no prepaid cards for the PlayStation Network.

That being said, apparently many people who don't own a credit card can't buy things from the PlayStation Store... unless they follow the guide below, of course.

Note: Before we start this tutorial you should know that the PlayStation Network cards (so you can buy after reading this tutorial) can be used in the U.S. PlayStation Store.

This means that no content from the Store can download. Also, the add-ons that you can store in the U.S. are not compatible with European games.

Use this' trick 'only if you complete a game or PSN game to download from the U.S. Store. You can also use this for example PS One classics and PSP games.

Step 1: Create a U.S. PlayStation Network account.

Step 2: Click on this link: [Register or Login to view links]

Step 3: Here you see a registration form. Fill out the information. It is important that you at least fill in your real email address. The rest is not necessarily correct.

Step 4: In the 'country' you should not choose for the Netherlands (otherwise you pay shipping), but for the 'Cards'. This is also in the list. Click it.

Step 5: Enter a password and remember this!

Step 6: Click on continue. Your registration is complete and you've been automatically logged in. Go now to Step 7.

Step 7: Now you must choose a 20 PlayStation Network Card or a PlayStation Network 50 card.

(Tip: In the right menu you see 3 flags are. This is a list you can open. Click on the list and select 'Euro'. As you can see prices in Euros, and you see that it is a good price !)

Step 8: You have one (or more) of these PSN cards, click on 'Add to Card.

Step 9: Click on 'Check Out'

Step 10: Click 'Continue'

Step 11: Select a payment option, choose "PayPal."

Step 12: Click 'Continue'. Your order is confirmed, usually within an hour you will be your PSN card code received in your mail box.

Then you can redeem this code in the U.S. PlayStation Store through the Redeem Code option right at the top of the screen.

When you do this, you can spend the money on games that are available in the U.S. PlayStation Store. Good luck and have fun!



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dmagik1's Avatar
#12 - dmagik1 - 260w ago
hi i'm in holland too. if i bought us playstation network credit can i buy killzone 2 map pack from us psn store and use it with my dutch account?

thanks.

VirbeNL's Avatar
#11 - VirbeNL - 264w ago
GZA1984: I am also dutch, and i opened an account at Paypal and then confirmed a bank account (INgbank,Rabobank..enz), you then get 2 small amounts sent by Paypal which you have to confirm to them.

After that you can also use Paypal for buying at HDMoviesource!
I payed 42 euros for a 50 dollar PSN card!
that's a reasonable price!

b4rtsimps0n's Avatar
#10 - b4rtsimps0n - 264w ago
Thanks, you're my hero! Problem solved!

EDIT: ouch the prices seem a bit unrealistic. $20 = €23.99 on that site (should be way less then €20,-)
Yeah true, it's a bit expensive. But remember, they have to import the cards and put the codes in the system so that's costing them money too. And it's still cheaper and easier than getting a credit card

And I think most games are cheaper anyway in the US store.

Phreakuency's Avatar
#9 - Phreakuency - 265w ago
I've read in a few places that Sony is now blocking use of new Entropay accounts on the PSN. No idea if this is true though.

But big thanks for this article! I used it instantly and after 2 hours I received the code in my email.

The prices aren't too bad for instant PSN money

So cool for an online store to offer the codes through email rather than wasting time and money shipping them.

aldostools's Avatar
#8 - aldostools - 265w ago
IMHO it is cheaper and more convenient to get a virtual debit card in EntroPay.

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