PSN cards COUNTRY locked, not REGION.

Discussion in 'Vita and PSP' started by idillicah, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. idillicah

    idillicah PSLS Level: Bronze

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    Sad times.

    I won a $20 PSN Card on Twitter from a contest by a small dev studio, but I have a Canadian PSN account and it won't take the voucher code.

    Contacted Sony, and they suggested I sell the code and buy a Canadian voucher with that money :(

    All I wanted was to play Rogue Legacy this weekend :(

    Anybody else got any ideas?
     
  2. idillicah

    idillicah PSLS Level: Bronze

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    In a turn of luck almost unheard of in this day and age, the small, indie dev studio decided to send me the $20 via PayPal instead, so that I could buy my card myself.

    http://www.twitter.com/draiseygames <- these are the guys. Top notch.
     
  3. Lifewish

    Lifewish 중재자 Staff Member

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    Yea those guys are awesome. Draisey used to work at PSLS.
     
  4. idillicah

    idillicah PSLS Level: Bronze

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    That explains everything.
     
  5. Jacky

    Jacky PSLS Level: Silver

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    You didn't know that the psn cards were locked to certain areas?
     
  6. idillicah

    idillicah PSLS Level: Bronze

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    As the title of the thread suggest, I thought that PSN cards, like game codes, were locked to regions, and not countries.

    So did the game studio.

    Never had the need to know, I guess.
     
  7. Jacky

    Jacky PSLS Level: Silver

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    Sadly it's mainly the physical copies of discs that are non region locked because of the blu-ray, and most gift cards are like that.

    Restaurant, game stores, etc..
     
  8. JohnDraisey

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    Yeah, I'm going to be more careful with future contests. Oh well, you live you learn.
     
  9. idillicah

    idillicah PSLS Level: Bronze

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    Here's the dude himself! Great, awesome, fantastic reaction to this whole thing.
     
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  10. Freelance

    Freelance PSLS Level: Newbie

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    I won a pinball tournament hosted by PSNStores.com once but the top prize was a $20 gift card which I already knew (and I let them know) that doesn't work in Canada. TC, you can still actually use it if you made a new 'US' account, but I didn't want to go through the hassle of doing that because I mainly use the Vita and not Ps3, and it's annoying to have to keep formatting it to play games from other regions, so I gave the card to one of my US friends. No doubt he was pleased with it, and he bought Star Wars Pinball with the free money he got :3
     
  11. MarkOwen

    MarkOwen PSLS Level: Newbie

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    Can you not use a bank card for now, and just delete the billing info from your account straight after if you don't feel comfortable with the information on your account?
     
  12. Jacky

    Jacky PSLS Level: Silver

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  13. Jacky

    Jacky PSLS Level: Silver

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    It is region locked. there's various regions in the world throughout the globe as you know. You see it on cd's, dvd's, and credit cards.
     
  14. idillicah

    idillicah PSLS Level: Bronze

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    No, they are country locked. A US card doesn't work in Canada, even though they are the same region for other thing like game releases (North American).
     
  15. Jacky

    Jacky PSLS Level: Silver

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    I've used the uk cards on my spanish acct. canada is not comsidered part of the usa. Which is a reason why your cards aren't like ours.
     
  16. idillicah

    idillicah PSLS Level: Bronze

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    So Spain is considered part of the UK?

    Either way, they are stupidly locked.
     
  17. Jacky

    Jacky PSLS Level: Silver

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    They may change that some day. until then, there's importing games or buying the cards
     
  18. RichardBranson

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    For clarification, a PSN card for the US PS store like 4SaleUSA will only be redeemable in the US PS Store. A PSN card for the EU PS Store cannot be redeemed in the US PS Store.

    You can purchase PSN cards for any region, if they're available for you to purchase, however these cards are tied for the store their designated for and cannot be used in another region's store.
     

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