Will "money" Reedem cards from japan work on europe?

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  1. Hermessz
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    Hi, right now I'm in a trip at japan, having fun soo bad, bought DualShock3, ASSASSINS CREED, GRID, DBZ Burstlimit and Ninja Gaiden SIGMA.
    Anyway, I saw on a famous store here a "money" card, a code you put on your PS3 and you get money on the PSN, instead of giving your credit card.
    Anylong, I don't want to send my credit card on PSN, so I concidered to buy it, But... It's on Yens (Japanease money). Is there a region lock on these cards? or I can use them freely on Europian Console and PSN ID?
    Kinda urgent. Thanks in advance.
    Btw, my ID is Dan_Han and I have these following online games:
    MGO
    CoD4
    BATTLEFIELD - BAD COMPANY
    GTA IV
    RESISTANCE
    etc etc, probably the best games on PS3.
    Contact through PM if interested in online matches [​IMG]
     
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    I belive it is "region locked".

    You can try Entropay (entropay.com), but you would give your credit card number to them.:-p

    It's like a virtual visa credit card. I use it 'cause PSN don't accept credit card from regions outside PSN region options and with entropay I can create a USA credit card as I sign USA PSN.
     
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    Believe? I need 100% sure, I'll be out of here in like 4 days, I wanna buy all the things I need to before I'm back.
    Hm, does PSN work with PayPal? I trust them the most.
     
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    Sorry, not sure.

    But PSN doesn't work with paypal. That one, I'm sure.:-)
     
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    after a quick google search it looks like they are region locked due to differences in currency values
     
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    FFS, I'll try to find 'money' cards on euro's, not yens.
    If I would, would they work?
     
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    Prepaid cards are region specific.
    It's more about country than currency.

    Your console region doesn't matter, it's your account region that matters when registering prepaid cards on PSN.

    If you create Japanese PSN account, prepaid cards from Japan will work. But the contents will be, of course, in Japanese unless the game comes in multi-language.
    (Some games have that feature built-in, so it reads your console region and displays appropriate language for the console regardless of the game's region)

    If you don't want to make a Japanese account and get Japanese material, you can try Hong Kong account. It's basically a fusion of US and Japan PSNs, Sells both English and Japanese contents IIRC.
    Hong Kong prepaid cards can be purchased off sites like play-asia.
     
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    Hm, good idea. I have only PAL and NTSC-U games, non with japanese, for sure. I remember I once tried to do it, but the problem is the saves. How can I backup saves and installed games to the new profile with the japanese profile?
     

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