Guide to buying stuff on the PlayStation Network

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Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:35 pm

I just got my PS3 about a month ago and had to get help on this forum to buy downloadable games on PSN. Now that I know how, I thought creating a guide would be helpful for other newbies. Mods, could you make this a sticky thread for easy access for people?

Note: This guide should work regardless of the version of your PS3. (Jap, Asian or US. 80, 60, 40 or 20 GB)

Step 0: Try to use your Visa or Mastercard credit card to buy stuff from the US PSN. You will find that you will need a valid US address that corresponds with your billing address. Previous versions of the PSN has allowed certain Philippine credit cards to work even if your billing address is fake. As far as I know, this loophole has since been closed and unless you have a US credit card handy your Philippine credit card will probably not work. (Hence this guide...) If your Philippine credit card DOES work do not read any further and please let us know what Credit card you were using so that I can update this guide.

Step 1: Create a Hong Kong and/or a Japanese account. The Hong Kong account is easier to make since it's in English. The Japanese account is harder since it's in Japanese but here's a guide that will help you out:

http://www.japanesepsn.com/

Make sure you select "Master Account" so that you can easily add funds to your virtual wallet.

There's a lot stuff that's available on the Japanese PSN that's exclusive to that region but if you just want *most* of the games available on the US PSN the Hong Kong site will do just fine.

Step 2: Buy some Playstation Network Cards for the region you want to purchase in.

Here's a link: http://www.play-asia.com/SOap-23-83-8g7l-49-en.html

If you do a search on the site above for Playstation Network Cards under the Playstation 3 tab you should be able to find cards for either Japan or HK PSN with different denominations. Check the cost of the games you want and take into account games that are nearing release that you might want (most games that are already available in other regions eventually get released)

The HK cards may be called "Tekken" or "LocoRoco" cards, but don't worry those are just designs on the card itself, you can still use them to purchase whatever you want.

Step 3: Wait. Free shipping to our country takes about a week or two (FedEx takes 2-3 days), in the meantime you can amuse yourself by downloading every free demo in sight! Between your US, HK and Japanese account there should be plenty of things to play and watch in the meantime.

Step 4: When your card/s arrive, log in to your HK/Japan account and select add funds to your wallet. Choose Playstation Network Card and input your Network card information.

http://asia.playstation.com/eng_sg/inde ... nstruction

There you have it! You should now have access to *most* of the downloadable goodies and if Sony ever releases US cards then we can finally get ALL the available content. :D

Hope this guide helps. If it helps you, please show your support by using the play-asia link above or in my sig. :-D

Any form of feedback whether corrections, clarifications, or comments are welcome.
Last edited by ToyHammer on Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:15 pm

Nice info! :D

A pin for this thread.

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Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:16 pm

yup nice info!
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:20 pm

ayos! problema ko naman wala ako PSN cards
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:12 pm

mga pafs meron ba nabibilhan ng psn card dito sa bayan ng lupain ng ginto at bulaklak? :lol:

nadala na kasi ako sa paggamit ng credit card dahil sa WoW.. napagalitan :?

tsaka di pwede philippine credit card..
pag multiconsole owner ka ba true gamer na agad? di ba pwedeng ayaw mo lang masabihan na fanboy muna? :bigmouth:
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:17 pm

guys paki-post naman yung mga pwedeng Credit Cards na gamitin,
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:19 pm

well mine was registered before the "fix", mine is Citibank Clear Mastercard
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:36 pm

aok, gagamitin ko kasi mga Credit Card ng dad ko from States sana ibigay niya saken yung pin, e andami niya credit card hindi ko alam kung anu yung pwedeng gamitin na credit card para maka-purchase sa PSN Store
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:14 pm

Ace,
Thanks for the pin/sticky :-)

Darkwing,
Hehe..I noticed that you were active in the other thread where I got most of the info here from...

djrayant,

If your dad is willing to let you borrow any of his US address credit cards, that should instantly work. ANY of them should be fine, as far as I know ALL credit cards (take note, credit not debit) there are affilliated with either Visa, Mastercard or American Express. Just make sure you get his security code (found at the back of the card) AND a copy of his billing statement para you can copy his address exactly as it appears on the statement. Marami rin kasi nagkakaproblema sa Address. Sakto dapat (i.e. magkaiba ang St. sa Street), pag all caps, all caps ka rin sa entry.

Jehuty,

Ang alam ko wala pang nagbebenta dito, if I have an extra one I'd be willing to sell it though it would depend how much you're willing to pay for it =)
Pwede yung Philippine credit card bumili ng PSN cards just follow the link below...
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:12 pm

tama! you need the exact billing address for the cc ur gon' use. hehe i used to work in a call center, i had access to credit card information (address, cc number, cvv2 etc). i could've used it to buy alot of stuff but then again some guy's gon' be bustin down my door saying "FBI!!! hands behind your head!"
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Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:36 pm

ok thanks, sana ibigay & sana may maganda na ma-purchase sa PSN store
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Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:26 am

Pwede ba bumili ng add-on sa Asian PSN store kapag US ang game mo? Sorry kung nasagot na ito sa ibang thread.
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Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:38 pm

ano po yung psn? so kung wala ka credit card nde ka na pede mag-avail sa downloadable games and goodies? tanong lang po...
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Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:41 pm

PSN = Playstation Network, no pwede pa rin makadownload demos/trailers etc... cc is used for buying PSN games etc..
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Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:44 pm

pangke wrote:ano po yung psn? so kung wala ka credit card nde ka na pede mag-avail sa downloadable games and goodies? tanong lang po...
Playstation Network, pwede ka maka-download ng demos at trailers for FREE pero Full Games at Add-ons hindi, pero ako may nakukuhang Full Games for FREE hehe
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Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:05 pm

Please Let us know if there's a place I could buy PSN Cards locally .
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hollywood 8horns wrote:Please Let us know if there's a place I could buy PSN Cards locally .
yup please i wanted to buy one too...
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question...

what happens if say... i'm downloading a game i bought online, and in the middle of downloading, naputol yun connection, na brown out etc.

what happens to the game i bought? mababale wala ba yun pera ko?
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Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:22 pm

kung ilang percent nung naputol ganun pa din, kunyari 69% nung nagddload ka tapos nagbrownout, pag on mo ng ps3 mo 69% pa din :D

pero dati nagddload ako ng demo ng NASCAR, nagbrownout, pagtapos ng dload, hindi ko mainstall kasi nacorrupt yung file :? pero may 5 download slots ka naman kapag nag purchase ka ng game :-D
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@T'wolf:

tama is idol blitz... kaya ako para laging safe ang downloads ko lagi akong nagdodownload ng games using my pc na may interuption free download (bitcomet) then TEXT SPEAK VIOLATION installadtion ng game pinapadaan sa ps3 proxy server... hassle free and very effective!
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