If you aren’t comfortable linking your credit card number to your PlayStation Network (PSN) account, there are now even fewer options for purchasing content for Sony’s game console. Amazon is no longer going to be selling PSN codes for games or points.
The content mysteriously disappeared from Amazon on Wednesday with no explanation at all. What’s curious is it’s not just game codes that can’t be purchased through the online retailer but also points cards allowing users to add funds to their PSN account without linking their credit card to Sony’s system.
Amazon was willing to acknowledge the content was gone but would not give any details about why. Their statement to PSN Stores, who initially noticed the content removal, simply said,
“We have no announcements regarding this change in selection, however we can confirm that Amazon Digital Video Game Downloads is not currently offering Playstation Network Online Game Codes and Points Cards.”
Sony hasn’t commented on the removal of content at all.
After the PSN was hacked back in April it feels like the only safe thing to do with your credit card number is avoid giving it to Sony all together. I’ve always been a big fan of buying things through Amazon so that was my go to place to buy games or points for my PS3. Hopefully whatever is going on here gets worked out so I can continue to throw my dollars at Amazon while wearing my pajamas. I really don’t like the idea of having to put on pants to go buy PSN points.
Did any of you guys buy PSN content through Amazon? Are you bummed that you can’t anymore? Let us know in the comments.