PlayStation Knowledge Center
PlayStation®Network (PSN) Cards are voucher codes that allow the user to add funds to their PlayStation®Wallet without the need for a credit card. PlayStation®Network (PSN) Cards can only be used on the PlayStation®Network (i.e. not with local or online retailers). The PSN Card, when redeemed, will place the face value of the card into the PlayStation®Wallet (click here for details on how to use a PlayStation Network Card). You may use the funds in your Wallet to purchase downloadable games and add-ons for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PSP® portable entertainment system.
Click here to find out where you can buy PlayStation Network Cards.
- PSN Cards must be activated at the register of the retailer where the card was purchased before it can be used.
- PSN Cards are only redeemable by Sony Entertainment Network Master accounts (i.e. not Sub Accounts) with an address that matches the region of the PSN Card. PSN Cards cannot be used by accounts from other regions.
- Visit your local authorized PlayStation® retailer to purchase PSN Cards.
- We do not recommend using prepaid cards other than the PlayStation Network Card, as they may not be accepted by the PlayStation Network.
- All credit/debit cards used on the PlayStation Network must be associated with a physical North American address.
- Once a PSN Card has been used, the full amount will be transferred to the PSN account. The only way to tell if the card has been used, is to try to redeem the voucher code printed on it.
- Click here if you are having issues with a PlayStation Network Card.
PlayStation Wallet Limit
The PlayStation Wallet has a limit (see Maximum amount that can be in a PlayStation Network walletfor details). If the face value of the card puts your Wallet balance above this amount, you will not be able to redeem the card until the full face value can be put into the Wallet (adding a partial amount of the PSN card is not possible).