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You Can Now Use Paypal To Add To Your PSN Wallet

No credit card required.

We’re waiting on official word on this, but from what we’re hearing it’s now (or at least will be very shortly) possible to add funds to your PlayStation Network wallet from PayPal.

Until today, the only ways to add funds was via a credit card, or via pre-paid vouchers. Now, as part of Sony’s big Store refresh, there’s a third option, so if you’re a PayPal user this is no doubt very welcome news indeed.

Apparently it’s via the sonyentertainmentnetwork.com site. Go there, go to Account and then Wallet, and a PayPal option should appear. We’ll update if there’s a press release or Blog post forthcoming.

Via Twitter.

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40 Comments
  1. Mithrandir
    Member
    Since: Oct 2012

    Well, you don’t have to wait for an official announcement, as this is already live on sonyentertainmentnetwork.com. But only for EU accounts, as far as I could verify.

    Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 11:38.
    • Vicheous
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      I’m in Europe(Norway) and there is nothing about Paypal there for me :(

      Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 12:11.
  2. PoolieMike
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    Is it ever going to be possible to add less than a fiver?

    Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 11:39.
    • Taylor Made
      Member
      Since: Oct 2011

      Lol story of my life

      Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 11:50.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Why would you want to? It’s not like the additional funds you don’t use go anywhere & most things tend to be not much less than £5 anyway (more in most cases).

      Personally, i think £5 is fine for the lowest tier. If the lowest tier was £20 for example (or god forbid £50!), i would be right with you.

      Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 11:56.
      • Paulo Vinicius Radtke
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        The problem is that with Sony pushing their marketplace for small games at £1 with the PS Suite, it is ridiculous to add a fiver to buy a £1 game. This is exactly what Apple does, and it works wonders. I’d refrain from buying a game if I had to put down on my card 5 times the game’s price tag.

        Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 14:44.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        But as i mentioned, it isn’t as if that money is being wasted – It’s still there for the next time you feel like buying a £1 game. Or four.

        It’s exactly the same as buying PSN credit for the store, as that’s lowest increment is also £5. Except it’s a direct transaction between you & Sony rather than you & game/shopto/whoever.

        As i also mentioned, i would find merit in this statement if you were to lose the money that you hadn’t spent, but you don’t. I would also be peeved if it was a higher threshold. But it isn’t.

        A fiver is pocket change & you aren’t losing any of it, so i don’t see the issue.

        Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 15:16.
      • colmshan1990
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        But some weeks I don’t have a fiver to spare on games.

        #StudentProblems

        Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 15:43.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        I don’t want to be ‘that guy’, but the way I look at it, it’s a little bit like filling up a car – If you want to use it at some point in the future, you keep it topped up to a level you are comfortable with. I don’t know many people that when they want to take a journey, they put in the exact amount of petrol that the journey is going to guzzle. They put in a set amount that they are comfortable with ahead of time & use what they need to when they need to.

        It’s like anything in life where if you cannot afford something at that time, it takes a backseat until you can afford it. I don’t think any game has been released that has needed to be bought the day it came out. Many have wanted it on that day of course (possibly including myself), but no-one needed it. :)

        Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 16:03.
      • Sympozium
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        Honestly I’d prefer it to be limitless, don’t see why I should have to take out a fiver for a new avatar or Capcom skin.

        Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 16:53.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Capcom skins probably cost a fiver anyway! :P

        Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 17:25.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Doubt it, National Lottery recently put their minimum up from £5 to £10 so I hope Sony don’t get any ideas.

      Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 12:32.
  3. Motalla
    Member
    Since: Dec 2011

    Somehow I consider Pay pal less secure. Not an option for me, I keep using my creditcard. Using Pay pal would just add an extra layer for me.

    Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 11:40.
    • igotmy9milli
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      Paypal less secure than PSN? lol.

      Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 11:45.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      eh

      Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 12:35.
    • stage1
      Member
      Since: Feb 2012

      I consider PayPal 100% more secure than PSN.

      PayPal is used by lots of huge retailers online. Great service.

      Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 12:48.
      • KeRaSh
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Back in the days I opened a PayPal account and within a month it got hacked and they tried to charge 3000€ from my bank account. I used a completely unique password that I did not use anywhere else and I never logged in to PayPal through some shady phishing site.
        I guess it goes without saying that I do not trust them with any of my information. Sony might have been hacked but at least nobody tried to charge my credit card…

        Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 12:55.
  4. mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    I’m pleased, I don’t want to put my card details into the PSN again and i use PayPal a lot so this is a very convenient alternative to PSN cards, nice!

    Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 11:46.
  5. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Great, great news… Now I won’t need to keep going to the shop to buy credit

    Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 11:47.
  6. XisTG
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    This is great news. I don’t think I will use it, as the conversion rate from PayPal is far less friendly for me, but all in all is good that the store accepts one of the most used methods for online payments :)

    Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 11:56.
  7. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Does this mean we can top up the wallet from PayPal itself (in a browser on the ol’ PC, etc)? That’d be superb!

    Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 12:08.
  8. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    This is great, might just switch to Paypal then.

    Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 12:08.
  9. gaffers101
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    That’s very handy. I always try to use PayPal where possible – I wish they did a loyalty scheme!!

    Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 12:19.
  10. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    I rather use the vouchers to be honest. Just prefer using them that’s all. Although i do hope Sony will ensure that hacking into paypal via PSN is next to impossible as i’ve heard some awful stories about the 360 and Paypal. :S Of course, i think that may have just been through Fifa 12.

    I’m glad they have not decided to switch to a points based system. Imagine trying to figure out how many PSN points equals a quid if SCEE are in charge of it. :O

    Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 12:32.
    • stage1
      Member
      Since: Feb 2012

      Agree with you there, I really dislike the dreadful point system that the xbox has.

      Oh, something costs 1200 MSP, great, what the hell is that in real world money?

      Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 12:50.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Too much. :)

        Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 16:51.
      • Sympozium
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        They even make Capcom games dearer, latest is 1600 now we’re seeing prices like £15.99 for Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure which completely puts me off. I’m sure SF3 is better and thankfully its £12 I don’t mind that or the £8 price point.

        MS points needs to be scraped for the sake of Future Capcom games…. incase they rise to £21.99 (2100)

        Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 16:59.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        EA used to use the 1p = 1MSP policy and we ended up with DAO:A being sold for £32.99 on the store for a few years. :-/ The sooner MS points are scrapped the better as in theory it should balance the market. :) That and we would know how much something actually costs in cash.

        Comment posted on 16/10/2012 at 17:16.

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