Sony introduces PlayStation credit card that’s perfect for gamers

Posted: 3 October 2017 3:13 pm

Get a $50 PlayStation Store credit on first purchase.

Global electronics company Sony is connecting with its consumer base on a more intimate financial level, announcing the launch of a new PlayStation credit card, purpose-built for US gamers.

The new Visa credit card was created in partnership with bank holding company Capital One and comes with a bunch of benefits, including a $50 PlayStation Store credit after customers make their first purchase.

Gamers can use their card to earn points on everyday shopping and when visiting the online PlayStation Store.

Here’s how the point structure works. You’ll earn five points for using your card at the PlayStation Store or on PlayStation and Sony purchases at authorized retailers, three points on mobile phone bills and 1 point for all other everyday purchases. Sony revealed that 100 points is equivalent to approximately $1 in Sony Rewards.

However, for Sony store purchases, you’ll need to fill out a Bonus Points form to receive your rewards.

Redeem points earned for PlayStation games, consoles, content, subscriptions, Sony electronics and more.

Consumers also have the ability to customise their cards with popular game-inspired designs, free of charge. Other benefits include exclusive access to pre-sale tickets for select music and sporting events.

Here’s a look at the most basic design of the new Sony PlayStation Capital One credit card (below).

In addition, once a new credit card user has racked up $3,000 worth of purchases in a year, they’ll receive 50% back as a statement credit off a 12-month PlayStation Plus membership and 10% back on PlayStation Vue, PlayStation Music or PlayStation Now subscriptions. There’s also no annual fee for credit card customers.

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