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With the improvement of the speed and quality of internet connections as well as the push from console manufacturers and software developers, gamers now have the option of buying games online and downloading these on their chosen gaming platforms, including PlayStation 4.
Buying digital games instead of disc-based games offers a few unique advantages. For one, you will be able to play the game you have been waiting for as soon as it is released. You can pre-pay for that game, download it, and once the game is officially released, the game is unlocked and you can immediately play it.
Digital games also eliminate one of the woes associated with disc-based games: clutter. As you accumulate more games on your console’s hard disk, you do not have to worry about running out of room in your house. Plus, you can easily find the game that you want to play.
Digital delivery allows for a more eco-friendly solution
These games have a considerably reduced carbon footprint and require fewer resources to produce and distribute.
And if you own a PlayStation, one of the best places to buy digital games is the US PSN store using a PSN gift card code. Sony has opened different stores for each country/region. But when it comes to the sheer number of available content, prices, and special offers, the US PSN is practically peerless.
If you live outside of the United States, the question on your mind right now is likely to be…
Can I buy games from US PSN Store?
Yes, you can. However, it is not as straightforward as buying from your own country’s PSN store.
In order to buy content from the American PSN store, there are a few steps that you need to undertake.
First, you will need to set up a US PSN account. To do that, you can either log on to the PSN website or do that on your console. You will need a US address. For that, you can either ask for the address of relatives or friends living in America. Alternatively, you can simply go online and find a US address. Another thing that you need in order to buy content from the US PSN store is an American credit or debit card or a PayPal account that matches the address on your PSN account.
If you do not live in the US, there is a workaround for this. You can simply buy digital PSN credit from a third party source, through a US PSN gift card. Credits are available in various denominations. After confirmation of your purchase, the codes will be sent to you and you can input these to your account. Then, your account will have credits that you can use to buy games.
But what if you want to play the games on your original account so that you can get the trophies and other achievements? By default, the game will be restricted to the US PSN account you have just created. In order to play the game using your original PSN account, all you have to do is to define your PS4 as the primary console in your US PSN account.