Here’s Why You Should Buy a PSN Card

Not sure if you should buy a PSN card? A PlayStation Network (PSN) gift card will give you access to thousands of games, movies, TV shows, songs and more. PSN is about more than just gaming; it’s a digital entertainment destination.

Even if you’re not an avid gamer, you can still make use of a PSN gift card.

If you’re still on the fence, here’s why you should buy a PSN card – today.

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PlayStation is Still One of the Most Loved Consoles

People love PlayStation. In fact, the PS4 is one of the most popular consoles ever made. Since its launch, Sony has sold more than 102 million units of PS4. It’s surpassed the original PlayStation in sales and is only second to PlayStation 2, which sold 150 million units.

PS4 has also beat out Xbox One and Switch in sales.

PlayStation is so popular, Guiness World Records named it the best-selling home console brand in history. In total, Sony has sold more than 450 million units of all PlayStation generations.

It’s safe to say that the PlayStation brand isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and you can expect more great things from PS4 and the new PS5 whenever it launches.

PlayStation has Many Exclusive and Award-Winning Games

Some of the best console games ever made are only available on PlayStation. Some of the most popular (and award-winning) games include:

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God of War

The latest edition of God of War plunges Kratos into the realm of the Norse gods and monsters. He’ll fight to survive in this new world, and teach his son to do the same.

God of War has everything you love about this iconic franchise – epic battles, beautiful settings and brutal combat. But it also has a great story that will keep you immersed in this newer, darker realm.

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Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn is set in a post-apocalyptic world where ruins of civilization have been reclaimed by nature and humans live in small tribes of hunter-gatherers.

But the tribes’ place in the world is threatened by the Machines – mechanical creatures of unknown origin.

Horizon Zero Dawn’s breathtaking landscapes will draw you in, and the mysteries of the old ones will keep you around. It’s one of PS4’s best-selling games, with more than 10 million units sold.

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Last of Us II

Slated for release on May 29, 2020, the Last of Us II continues with Ellie’s story, where she’ll be forced to face the physical and emotional repercussions of her actions. The story takes place five years after Ellie’s and Joel’s dangerous journey across the U.S.

For a little while, Ellie found some stability in Jackson, Wyoming, but a violent event disrupts the peace and sends her on a journey for justice and closure.

Face untold dangers in a beautifully dark world. Last of Us II takes the action-survival genre to new heights.

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Days Gone

Bounty Hunter and outlaw biker Deacon St. John finds himself immersed in the harsh wilderness populated by feral creatures known as Freakers.
Do you have what it takes to survive?

Days Gone has a massive open world where you can scavenge through abandoned settlements to find materials and equipment to craft weapons, items and more.

The game’s rich and diverse environment is constantly changing. You’ll face brutal encounters with gangs and hordes of Freakers. But you’ll soon find yourself completely immersed in the story.

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Uncharted 4 is set four years after the last installment in the series. Drake thought he had left the life of fortune hunting behind when his brother Sam offers to take him on an irresistible adventure.

They set out to hunt for Captain Henry Avery’s long-lost treasure. Along the way, they stumble into Libertalia, a pirate’s utopia in Madagascar.

A Thief’s End will take you around the world through jungles, far-off cities and snow-capped mountains.

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Bloodborne

Face your darkest fears in Bloodborne, where you’ll journey to a place where death, madness and nightmarish creatures lurk at every corner.

Created by the same people who brought you Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls and Dark Souls II, Bloodborne is an action-packed RPG in which you face unrelenting terror while searching for answers in an ancient city.

Fight through Chalice Dungeons and try to survive the harrowing streets of Yharnam.

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Ratchet & Clank

PS4 reimagines the classic Ratchet & Clank with new adventures, weapons and more. Ratchet, the last Lombax in the universe, lands on Veldin as an infant and was taken by Grimroth to start working as a ship mechanic. But Ratchet always had bigger dreams for himself.

When his soon-to-be best friend Clank barrels into his life, he takes him on an unforgettable journey across the galaxy.

Use fun and quirky weapons – and your wit – to blaze through levels, slay villains and gather valuable collectibles.

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Until Dawn

Until Dawn takes horror games to new heights and features an all-star cast, including Hayden Panettiere.

Eight friends take a trip to a remote mountainside cabin, but something sinister is nearby and they are not alone. You’ll search for clues to find the killer’s identity. Every action you take and decision you make will affect the outcome of the story.

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Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport brings this classic PlayStation title to its fourth-generation console. Each vehicle in the game was digitally recreated with incredible detail, from the headlights to the stitching of the seats.

There are more than 174 vehicles to choose from in-game, including original fantasy road cars designed by real auto makers.

Along with its usual gameplay, GT Sport offers two online championships. In total, the game has 17 locations and more than 40 courses.

PlayStation has dozens of exclusive titles that you can’t get anywhere else, but the console also supports multi-platform games, which include other award-winning titles, like:

  • Witcher 3
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Overwatch
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • The Elder Scrolls franchise

A PSN gift card will allow you to buy any of these game titles – and more.

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You Can Buy More Than Just Games

When you get a PSN gift card, you can buy more than just games. You can use your PlayStation Network card to also buy:

  • Game add-ons
  • Full-length movies
  • TV shows
  • List Item inner text herePlayStation Plus subscriptions

Game add-ons include music tracks, online passes, season passes and subscriptions. With a PSN card, you can rent or buy movies through PlayStation Video.

You can also add your gift card balance to your PSN Wallet, and pay for a PS Now subscription. PS Now gives you access to hundreds of PS4, PS3 and PS2 games for a monthly fee. Just pay $9.99, and you can play the games in the PS Now library.

The great thing about PS Now is that it allows you to play PlayStation exclusives on your PC. It’s the only way to play games like Uncharted, Horizon Zero Dawn and Bloodborne on your desktop. Basically, it’s a stream on demand service for some of the most popular video game titles.

All you need is a PSN account and a DUALSHOCK4 wireless controller. Your game saves are stored on the cloud, so you can access them wherever you sign in – PS4 or PC. More than 800 games are available on-demand.

PlayStation 5 May be Launching in Late 2020

Sony hasn’t officially announced the release date of PS5, but most console makers have a history of launching consoles in fourth quarter of the year – just in time for the holidays.

If you’re going to buy a PSN gift card or received one, you may want to wait until the end of the year to redeem it. You can use your gift card balance to pay for all or part of your PS5 console.

We still don’t know a whole lot about the PS5. Only a few details have been officially announced, but we expect Sony to give more details in the coming months.

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PSN Cards Make a Great Last-Minute Gift

Not sure what to buy that friend or relative who has everything? A PSN gift card may be a great choice.

PSN cards make great last-minute gifts, especially if you have avid gamers in your life. But remember that you can still use a PSN card to buy other things, like movies, TV shows and music.

PSN gift cards make great gifts for:

  • Birthdays
  • Holidays
  • Thank you
  • Just because

The recipient will appreciate the thought and will enjoy buying whatever they want. I know that I always to try give a personal present, but sometimes, gift cards are a personal present. If your best friend loves PS4 and plays it all the time, a PSN gift card is a thoughtful choice and something that they will definitely use (and love).

Don’t shy away from buying a PSN card because you’re afraid of giving a generic gift. People today love gift cards, and they love having the freedom of being able to buy whatever they want.

Tips for Buying Your PSN Card

Buying a PSN card is easy, but if you play your cards right, you can save money and maximize the benefits of the gift card.

Buy Your Card During a Sale

If you’re planning on buying a gift card, wait until there’s a sale. Sales will allow you to maximize your balance.

You’ll be able to subscribe to PlayStation Plus or buy PS4 games at a much lower price, so you get more for your money. Sony is known for having great sales, especially around the holidays. But you’ll always find games at reduced prices. Wait until PlayStation Plus or your favorite games are on sale to buy your gift card. Then, you can buy your games and/or subscription at a lower price. You may even be able to buy more than one game with your balance.

It’s not uncommon for Sony to have games that are 15%-75% off.

I’m also going to let you in on a little secret: these sale purchases will also get you Sony Rewards points.

Sony Rewards is a rewards program where you earn points and redeem them for things that you love. There are many ways to earn points, but one of the simplest ways is to buy things from the PlayStation Store. Your PSN gift card will allow you to do that.

You’ll earn 1 point for every $1 you spend. And if you use your gift card to subscribe to Sony services you earn even more points:

  • Subscribe to 2 services to get double the points
  • Subscribe to 3 services to get triple the points
  • Subscribe to 4 services to get quadruple the points

It’s worth signing up for Sony’s reward program anyway. Points can be earned by:

  • Playing games
  • Booking travel plans
  • Going to the movies
  • Registering your Blu-rays and DVDs

What can you do with your points? Shop Sony’s reward catalog to get things like:

  • Games
  • Digital cameras
  • Headphones
  • Digital gift cards for PlayStation Store, Best Buy, Target, Lowe’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Wendy’s, Shell gas card, Panera Bread, Subway, AMC and more.
  • Unique PS4 controllers
  • PlayStation Plus memberships
  • Portable speakers

You can also use your points to bid on really awesome experiences, signed memorabilia and more.

Remember, there are many ways to earn rewards, and some activities will get you a lot more points.

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Buy From Retailers

If you want to buy a PSN card, you may assume that you can only buy from Sony itself. But it’s usually cheaper to buy from a reputable retailer.

You can buy a card from the PlayStation store, but we recommend shopping around to see if you can get a better price from a retailer.

Only Buy From Reputable Sellers

While we do recommend shopping around to get the best price, it’s still important to make sure that you’re buying from a reputable seller.

Don’t buy from users on:

  • Forums
  • Reddit
  • Craigslist
  • Facebook Marketplace

There’s too much of a risk when buying through these sources. There’s a good chance that you’ll wind up with a blank card or nothing at all.

If you’re going to buy a PSN card, make sure that you purchase from a reputable retailer, or from the official PlayStation Store.

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