Sony - PlayStation Network $20 Gift Card

Broaden the content you enjoy on your PlayStation system with this convenient $20 PlayStation Network Card. Use the card to purchase downloadable games, game add-ons, full-length movies, TV shows and other content that you can play or view on your PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 or PS Vita.
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Overview

What's Included


  • PlayStation Network $20 Gift Card

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (19795 out of 19998)

Features


Allows you to download up to $20 of content on the PlayStation Network

Choose from a variety downloadable games

Purchase or rent any of a huge selection of full-length high-definition movies and popular TV shows

Download an array of add-ons to enhance your gameplay experience

Downloadable content is compatible with PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita systems (sold separately)


Overall customer rating

4.9
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gift card for a beginner

    Posted
    fourhman
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    First, some background. Sony offers these "PlayStation Network Cards" essentially as a kind of "company currency" so users can purchase items on their digital storefront without technically using American money. Your American money appears in the beginning of the purchasing sequence by buying this item (gift card), so don't think you are getting something for free, ha ha! In effect, purchasing this item "transforms" your actual money into fake PlayStation money, which is then stored on an "account" (in a "cloud" so you can access it on multiple devices, like for example a PlayStation Vita) to be used at your discretion for digital items that you would like to own and download to your device. What can you "download"? Many things! There are games, game add-ons, game add-on add-ons, extra levels, extra costumes, extra costume add-ons, sexy backgrounds featuring "The Girls of the Big Ten" or even red-haired women in sexy leprechaun outfits. Your imagination is the limit, ha ha. Important: Sony does NOT JUDGE what you spend your "money" on. Now, the card itself is of good quality, although honestly what you are truly paying for is the "code" on the back of the card that is "activated" upon purchase. Let me explain in case you are confused. The way in which your Sony account "receives" these funds is buy you manually inputting the code found on this gift card. Upon purchase, the code is activated and turns your American money into virtual money. In this case, that will be the equivalent of $20. If you have a card code that is not "activated," the code will not work. If you have a code that you have already used, that code will not work a second time. So it is important to make sure you actually buy the card, it actually activates, and you actually use it. I forget what I used my code on. Probably nothing yet. And that's okay! The "money" will stay on my PlayStation account until I am ready to use it, or until the world ends, ha ha. Also note that this particular type of gift card only "creates money" for PlayStation devices using your PlayStation account. If you want virtual money for an Xbox device, a Nintendo device or even a PC (yes, there are still PC users out here, ha ha, google "Steam"), you will have to buy gift cards specific to those devices. They are obviously marked, so you should not encounter any confusion. Thank you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Updates to the PS Store made these cards useless

    Posted
    Zebro
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Typically when people buy these cards they do it because they want to avoid using their credit card online. They either have cash to spend or they want to keep their card from being hacked. A lot of the games in the PS store are 19.99 or some multiple of 20. So you don't have to buy a card that is bigger than the game you are purchasing. My problem with these cards is due to an update from a few months ago that charges tax on downloadable games and content. So when I bought a 20 dollar card to use on a $19.99 game it made the price $21.40 at checkout on the PS store, but wait it's no big deal. I was happy to pay the tax with my credit card even though the point of getting the PS card was mute at that point since I ended up needing to use my credit card online anyway, but THEN when I went to pay the 1.40 tax the PS store only allowed me to pay a minimum of $5 into my PS wallet forcing me to leave extra money on my account. If I had only used my credit card it would have let me pay the exact amount of 21.40 but because I used a credit card and a PS card it made me put extra money into limbo because of a pointless rule. Summary: There is no point in using PS cards for anyone that doesn't want to pay extra into their PS wallet and leave money lying around or buy a much bigger PS card than necessary. The only people I imagine this is good for is people who want a safe way of letting their child buy games on PS store at will and don't mind the extra money sitting in the wallet because they are giving them another card soon anyway and it's chump change to them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It is what it is

    Posted
    Army33W
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I do not know why you would read a review on a game card, but hey you are here, I'm here, so let's do this!! Once upon a time there was a great need in the Kingdom of Sony for a Hero that could unlock online content that required a fee. The land was scoured for said hero with the King's Army searching the largest city to the smallest town. One day as the days grew dark the hero made himself/herself know by rising up as the clock struck midnight on the Kingdom. All alone against the darkest of the enemy forces, the hero cast out the evil and saved the realm by paying the cost for everyone. Though the Hero's mighty card of PSN was broken, and the hero tired from sleepless nights, everyone was finally safe and the darkness had been beaten back for now. Though beaten, the evil was not defeated. One day the evils of pay to play would rear its ugly head again and another hero will be needed to take on those forces. Will you be that hero? Will you fight for the people? Will you save us all? I hope you enjoyed my mini story. With that said, it is simply a $50 PSN card, but if you wish to pick one up in stores and after completing the purchase hold it high above your head and say a few mighty words, I am sure you will get a few odd looks and maybe security will follow you out, but who knows... Maybe another mighty hero to be is in line watching, and nods in approval at the greatness you reach for... Maybe it is this hero. Enjoy!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Card didn’t work

    Posted
    KristenK
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased this $50 Playstion Card online along with 2 $25 iTunes cards. None of the cards worked. They all said not activated/not activated correctly. Apple told me to go back to the store of purchase. On my 2nd trip to the store someone was able to resolve the iTunes cards and told me if the PlayStation card didn’t work to come back and they would do the same thing to help. The card was a Christmas gift for my son and didn’t work. I returned to the store for the 3rd time, explained the situation and received no help. The customer service manager told me he didn’t have any of the $50 cards to give me and that was it he couldn’t help me. So $100 purchase, 3 cards that didn’t work and 3 trips to the store’s customer service desk and the PlayStation one still doesn’t work. I still don’t have what I paid for or at least a credit for the $50 and zero help from customer service manager. Never again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best card I ever bought!

    Posted
    DOTs
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    Just holding the card in my hands, I had some reservations. I took it to the checkout counter anyways, because why not? Sometimes you have to live dangerously! After taking the card home, I still wasn't fully confident in my decision, so I waited before using it. Then, I had to figure out what to use as a scratching tool. My finger nails didn't do a great job at first, so I searched for something better. It was hard to find the right tool, because you never want to over scratch or you may scratch a hole in the card! Eventually, with an old brown penny, I gathered enough courage and scratched off the coating that covered the secret code. The coating came off with only minor denting of the underlying card. With the code laid bare, I logged into my PSN account and set about entering it. It went without any difficulties. Every number fell in its rightful place like the ridges of a freshly cut key over the tumblers in the lock of my front door. I ignored the PSN when it questioned my desire for applying the card to my account and just did it! In the end, everything worked great, but I decided to throw the card away anyways. Hope this review helps someone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    BEWARE!

    Posted
    Jdeiter
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is one of several PS4 points I bought at bestbuy.com, 6 out of the 5 I bought apparently were not “activated” and did not work. I tried to go to the local store and the manager said “I’m sorry, but these are non refundable and we can not guarantee that they will work”. As you can imagine I was completely shocked and upset as I had just “threw away” a couple hundred bucks on unusable cards. And before someone says “maybe the child used it and is lying or made a mistake”, I personally entered the codes in on 3 of them and I had the parents of two children that I bought these for as Christmas gifts say the same. Just beware ordering these online. All the ones I got instore worked fine. I’ll just never order them online again nor will I get them from bestbuy again

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exemplary Means of Online Procurement

    Posted
    SilentSea
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    The card does what it's supposed to do. You buy it. You put it on your PSN account, and you buy what you want. The main upside to this card for me was that I was able to use a Best Buy rewards certificate on this purchase. So, in a way, I got a discount on the game from the PSN store. The downside is that I have to purchase PSN money in increments of $5 instead of being able to just buy a game with my credit card for the exact amount that the game costs. That means that if I have $14.95 on my account and the game I want costs $14.96, I have to put another $5 on my account to cover the purchase. That's a great system for Sony, but in no way does it benefit the customer. I'm always left with odd amounts of money on the account and have to put another $5-$10 on it to purchase the game I want. I didn't deduct a star on the review about this because it's a negative aspect of the service and not this card.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t Work

    Posted
    Doug
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    When I ordered the cards (2), they weren’t scanned before they were shipped out. They were a present for our grandson and he tried multiple times to get them to work. I sent him a link to a website where you can input the card numbers to activate them and he couldn’t get them to work. I tried getting them activated and couldn’t get them to work, either. Finally I called Best Buy and they checked the card numbers and told us they were never scanned before shipping. They put the credit back to our charge card and we ended up just going to Walmart to by them because the nearest Best Buy is about an hour away. The cards would have been fine but not Best Buy’s shipping process.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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