Dealing with DLC’s in Playstation Network

Intro

Are you a casual gamer or a hardcore gamer? Your criteria or purpose doesn’t matter in gaming you do it to entertain yourself. There’s a point that you always want so badly to extend your gaming experience and that’s where you want to deal with DLC’s (downloadable contents).

PS3 DLC’s and region free games

Playstation 3 games are region free in fact there’s no region restrictions like in Xbox 360.  Games made for Europe (EU) playable in both Asia or North America (NTSC) but when it comes to DLC’s there’s a region restriction based game’s region. Lets think if you have a game made for EU and you downloaded some DLC’s from your NTSC account  and there’s a restriction that you cannot use it with your game. So it’s always good to follow a one direction either you buy games matching to your PSN (Playstation Network) accounts region or keep a separate PSN account for buying DLC’s that matches your game’s region.

Non-supported Playstation Network countries

When you are creating a PSN account you have to select a country in order to complete the registrations process, but what if your country not listed as a selection. Some countries  (most of Asian countries) are not supported by PSN it self but do not worry you can still create an account. As mentioned above you have to create an account(s) according to one of the two options. Here’s a step-by-step guide of how you can create a PSN account

http://us.playstation.com/support/answer/index.htm?a_id=934

I recommend creating a PSN account selecting USA as the country if you are country is not listed. Because most DLC’s and game merchandise are releases early in North America also it’s kind of easy to handle payments in US currencies.

Payment options and PSN wallet

Now you know the restrictions and the complications that you may have face when dealing with DLC’s. Lets look in to payment options that PSN provides for adding funds to your wallet in order to purchase DLC’s and game merchandise. PlayStation Network provides two options of payment methods :-

  • Pyastation Network card (PSN card)
  • Credit/Debit (International Visa) card

 

to be contained  …

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