If correct, the transfer—which was first noticed by Polish web site XGP—would coincide with the continuing rollout of Sony’s revamped PlayStation Plus service.
Whereas shops have historically offered PlayStation Plus playing cards providing one, three and 12-month memberships, it appears like they’re not being restocked by third-party retailers, lots of which at the moment are solely providing PlayStation Retailer reward playing cards which gamers can use to credit score their accounts.
Introducing the all-new PlayStation Plus
Whereas PlayStation Plus playing cards are nonetheless listed at some retailers, together with Finest Purchase and Goal within the US, they’re not accessible at others like Walmart, and VGC couldn’t discover any being offered immediately by Amazon (though some third-party sellers on Amazon have been nonetheless providing them).
Within the UK, PlayStation Plus playing cards are nonetheless being offered at Currys, however they not look like accessible at Amazon, Sport, Smyths or Argos, that are solely at present providing PlayStation Retailer reward playing cards.
Whereas PlayStation Plus reward playing cards are nonetheless listed on PlayStation UK’s web site, deciding on the choice to ‘purchase now’ redirects customers to a unique web page for PlayStation Retailer reward playing cards.
The transfer to drag PlayStation Plus retail playing cards would seem logical given the elevated variety of value factors now accessible when signing as much as the service, which just lately launched within the US and Asia, and is about to reach in Europe, Australia and New Zealand on June 23.
Whereas gamers can nonetheless subscribe to the service for one, three or 12 months, PlayStation Plus now gives three otherwise priced membership tiers (Important, Additional and Premium), that means it has a complete of 9 value factors, starting from $9.99 / £6.99 to $119.99 / £99.99.
Reasonably than introducing a number of new PlayStation Plus playing cards which may confuse prospects, it will appear a lot cleaner to easily supply PlayStation Plus reward playing cards going ahead.
VGC has contacted Sony for touch upon this story and we’ll replace it if we hear again.