Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Weak dollar + import PSN cards = win for all

Sony Computer Entertainment America will soon be rolling out PlayStation Cards this spring. These cards, redeemable on the PlayStation Store, will be available in denominations of US$20 and $50. Why does this matter for people like me? Well with the weak American dollar, none North American based gamers will benefit most by importing this card (or even better, getting a US contact to do so - like what I will be doing) and through accessing the US PSN store. Wonderful for those without a US credit or debit card. And even more wonderful since Sony does not enforce region locking on PSN titles.

The greater number of selections of games do help too (take that SCEE for not releasing portable flOw yet). PS3 owners here will also no doubt be aiming to download cheaper PSN titles like WipEout HD and PixelJunk Monsters where as PSP owners may want to check out some of the classic PS1 titles available, like Insomniac's Spyro the Dragon and Konami's Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, all in their original 60hz glory.

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