By The Nation
These new partners are mainly popular convenience stores and supermarkets such as Tesco and 7-Eleven. In Thailand, the cards are now available for purchase at Tesco Express, and will soon be available at 7-Eleven, Family Mart and Big C.
Previously, these cash cards were only sold mainly through gaming shops and electronics retailers. With the addition of the new locations, PlayStationStore prepaid cards will now be available from around 10,000 locations across the region.
Each PSN prepaid card contains a digital code which consumers can redeem to top up their e-wallet for purchases such as full games, add-ons and membership from the online PlayStationStore. PS Plus is the premium membership service which offers additional benefits to gamers, including online multiplayer on PlayStation4, free game downloads and discounts on selected digital content.
“This is just the start of our efforts to make digital purchases on our online PlayStation Store more accessible to gamers in the region,” said Hiroyuki Oda, Deputy President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia.
“We want to offer consumers greater choice in deciding where to buy and how to pay for their favorite digital content. These cards are also wonderful Christmas gifts for friends and family.”
The prepaid cards are an alternative for consumers who do not have credit cards or alternative payment solutions such as PayPal which are required to make digital purchases at the PlayStationStore.