Having a Playstation 3 is a great thing, but sometimes as gamers we get short changed as there are games on the Playstation store in Europe and Japan that are simply inaccessible to Playstation 3 users in the United States. Some games are the ones that we really want to play like Outrun, but because of Microsoft buying the exclusive rights to sell the game on XBOX Live, Playstation users cannot buy or have access to these games as they will not show up on the United States Playstation Network Store.
In this tutorial we are going to point you to the right direction as to how to go about buying a game on the PSN in Europe without the need of a credit card, and an address in Europe or Japan. So let’s get started!
First off you will need an account in these regions and you can do that by simply following the video tutorials below. If you are interested in European games just make a British PSN account as it will be in English, but if you know Spanish, French, Italian, German you can also make one for those other countries.
Once you finish creating this new account the next step is to add money to your new PSN. You can’t use an American credit card on the Playstation Store in Europe or Japan as you do not have a legitimate address in these regions, so what you want to do is you buy a PSN Card for that region. Now the way to get your PSN card it is really easy and below are two places to get them. You may need Paypal account to do this, but it’s not required as you can enter your credit card number once you are ready to check out.
The links above are of legitimate places that will email you a PSN code that you can enter in the Redeem Codes area of your Playstation store.
To redeem your new PSN game card code click on the second icon in the group and then enter the number that was sent to you.
Once you do that you will get a confirmation by the Japanese or European PSN store. After that you continue, browse around the store to see what you find that you like. You can buy or simply go back another day and buy the game that you want. The great thing is that this works and it doesn’t limit your gaming due to a game not being available in North America. There is only one catch and that is that if you get a Japanese game it will all be in Japanese, but if you don’t mind that you can still enjoy it. You can also do this if you are in Japan or Europe and would like to play games that come out here in America by simply buying an American Game card.