How Do I Use a PSN Gift Card to Buy Games?

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By Eric Wilson

Have you recently received a PSN (PlayStation Network) gift card and are wondering how to use it to buy games? Look no further, as we’ve got you covered with a step-by-step guide on how to redeem your PSN gift card and purchase games on the PlayStation Store.

Step 1: Scratch off the silver coating

The first step is to scratch off the silver coating on the back of your PSN gift card to reveal the code. This code is what you will use to redeem your gift card.

Step 2: Log in or create a PlayStation account

If you don’t already have one, you will need to create a PlayStation account. Go to the PlayStation website and click on “Sign In” in the top right corner. From there, select “Create an Account” and follow the prompts.

Step 3: Click on “Redeem Codes”

Once you’re logged in, click on your username in the top right corner and select “Redeem Codes” from the dropdown menu.

Step 4: Enter your code

Enter the code from your PSN gift card into the box provided and click “Redeem”. If done correctly, you should see a message confirming that your gift card has been redeemed.

Step 5: Browse and select a game

Now that your gift card has been redeemed, it’s time to browse for games. Go back to the home screen and select “PlayStation Store”. From there, you can browse games by genre or search for a specific title.

Browse by Genre

– On the left-hand side of the screen, click on “Games”
– Choose a genre from the list provided
– Browse through available titles

Search for a Specific Title

– In the top right corner of the screen, click on the magnifying glass icon
– Type in the title of the game you’re looking for
– Press “Enter” to search

Step 6: Add the game to your cart

Once you’ve found a game you want to purchase, click on it to view more details. If you decide you want to buy it, click “Add to Cart”. You can continue shopping and adding games to your cart if you’d like.

Step 7: Check out

When you’re ready to check out, click on your cart in the top right corner of the screen. Review your items and then click “Proceed to Checkout”. Follow the prompts to complete your purchase.


Redeeming and using a PSN gift card is a simple process that allows you to purchase games from the convenience of your own home. Now that you know how it’s done, go ahead and put that gift card towards a new game or two!