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This person's birthday is soon, and I'd love to give them a gift card since they love PlayStation so much, and I thought they'd enjoy it. However, we live in different regions, with different currencies (I'm from Europe, they live in the US), and I was wondering... Is there a way I could give them a digital gift card? Feel like it's important to mention that I don't know anything about videogames and such, so any help is appreciated.

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  • Don't know about PS, but can't you rather buy him a specific game? Ask him does he already have preoreder "Cyberpunk 2077" and if not, that would be an amazing gift.
    – user135338
    Commented Oct 21, 2020 at 14:21
  • @Sinatr oh, I had no idea I could do that. I only suggested a gift card because it's digital and I wouldn't have to physically send it to him, which I can't do right now. Could I buy then a digital version of the game and give it to him? Commented Oct 21, 2020 at 14:27
  • Ouch, actually it's not possible and it was disallowed quite recently in 2019.
    – user135338
    Commented Oct 21, 2020 at 14:38

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Unfortunately, the PSN does not support buying games as a gift.

Fortunately, gift cards exist, and Amazon sells gift cards as digital code.

Here are a number of things to keep in mind:

  • These codes only work for regions that use the same currency. EUR for Europe, USD for US, JPY for Japan, etc.
  • The PS4 is not region-locked, so there's no guarantee that person is actually using a US account, even if they are using a US PS4. The probability is high if they were born and raised in the US, but if they moved from Europe, they might be using a European account instead. Check with them to ensure you don't buy the wrong gift card!
  • According to a comment on Amazon, it seems these gift cards can expire if you haven't redeemed the code for some time after purchasing it. Make sure the person you're gifting to is aware of this and redeems the code as soon as possible.
  • According to some other comments on Amazon, it can take a lot of time until you actually receive the code. Make sure you don't buy the gift code at the last minute.
  • Don't forget to check if the card you want to buy is actually available.

If you do not trust Amazon, you can also buy a physical gift card instead and have it delivered to that person's home address. The same rules about regions still apply to the physical cards. Do not buy the wrong ones! It's also safe to assume that physical cards expire as well.

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