No one can deny that receiving gifts is always a good feeling, but only gamers can concur that receiving video games as gifts is the best feeling there is.
Almost all contemporary retailers allow you to add games to your Wishlist, which is a subtly telling way to tell your loved ones which games you want as gifts. Every store that offers a Wishlist feature also enables you to purchase games as gifts that you can then send for free to the friend you desire.
This brings up the question of whether you can give games on the PlayStation 4 through the well-known PlayStation Store. Unfortunately, the answer is no. Unlike other contemporary stores, the PlayStation website allows you to create a Wishlist, but it does not permit you to gift other people any games or other consumables.
There is still a way to give someone a digital PlayStation Store Cash Card, which they can then redeem and use to eventually purchase the game of their choice.
What is the procedure for giving someone a PlayStation Store Cash Card? Here is a detailed how-to.
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Gift Someone PlayStation Store Cash Cards
One way to get around the rule is to purchase a gift card for the PlayStation Store. As a result, the recipient of your gift will have the option to buy any game they desire directly from the internet. They can use the gift card’s code to redeem it for PlayStation account credits.
Step 1 – Purchase a PlayStation Store Cash Card
The first step is to purchase one of the Cash Cards, which are available for a variety of prices, allowing you to select the one that has enough money for the game you want to gift your friend. These cards are available for purchase through the PlayStation website as well as at a number of brick-and-mortar retailers, including Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop, and others.
Step 2 – Give the Code on the PlayStation Store Cash Card to Your Friend
The second step is to send your friend the code you receive after making a purchase on the PlayStation website or by scratching it off the back of the card if you made a physical purchase so that he can use it to make a purchase on his own account.
Step 3 – Your Friend Redeems the Code on the PlayStation Store
Redeeming codes on a PlayStation 4 is pretty simple, here’s how the person you’re gifting can do it:
Open the PlayStation Store first, and confirm that your PlayStation Network ID is signed in. The Store button is always present, despite the fact that themes and firmware variations may cause your PS Home to look different.
Open the “Redeem Codes” option by pressing the X button on your DualShock 4 after entering the Store and navigating the section on the left side of your screen until you see it.
When you press X on your DualShock 4 once more, you will see this screen with an empty space in the center. Once you select it, a popup with an on-screen keyboard where you can enter your code will appear.
Once the on-screen keyboard appears, enter your PlayStation Store Cash Card code there, being careful to only enter the digits and leaving no spaces or hyphens between them. Simply press R2 or move toward the “Done” button and press the X button on your DualShock 4 to proceed once the entire code has been added.
Step 4 – Your Friend Adds the Funds from the Code to His PlayStation Store Wallet
The PlayStation Store will now ask you if you want to add the funds you just received to your in-store wallet while also displaying the total amount the Cash Card contained in the code. To confirm the transaction, select “Yes” and press your DualShock 4’s X button.
Your friend will receive a message confirming the addition of the funds to their PlayStation Network ID once all of these steps have been finished. Thanks to your gift, they can use it on any digital application or video game they want on their PlayStation 4 console.
Although it’s not the same as giving a game directly, it’s still a close second because they were able to buy the game they wanted with the money from your PlayStation Store Cash Card.
This is how games are traditionally gifted. You can buy the actual disk at GameStop or any other retailer that sells video games. Yes, it will be more of a surprise, and your friend or family who will receive the gift will be grateful to you.
What Are Some Retailers That’ll Sell PS4 Disk Copy Games?
You can purchase games for your friends and family members in a variety of places. You can head to:
- Walmart – There are many different games available at Walmart. My advice is to move on to #2 if you believe you’ll have trouble picking games, even though it’s not the best option due to their limited game selection. When you are stuck with nowhere to go, this place is fantastic.
- GameStop – Even though there aren’t as many GameStops as there are at Walmart, you can still visit this store if you’re willing to travel further. Even better if you’re fortunate enough to live close to a GameStop! They carry a wide variety of games, including some that are secondhand and unavailable elsewhere.
- Online – Games can be purchased online! The delivery time is the only issue; they have EVERYTHING else. If you need to purchase this gift as soon as possible, I would suggest using Amazon Prime. Typically, it takes a few days for them to ship. Even though this is the best option for finding the most specific games, going to a store to purchase them would not be too bad if you needed them right away.
Tip: We advise you to ALWAYS give your friend the receipt whenever you purchase a genuine copy of a game. If the game is broken, you’ll never know about it. Due to the fact that nothing is perfect, this occurs frequently.
What Are Some Ways to Surprise the Person You’re Gifting To?
#1 The game that your friend loves has finally been purchased by you. What should you do now? Our advice is to wrap the case and let them open it. Record their priceless response on camera. Now that’s something to cherish
#2 By inserting the disk into a different fictitious game case, you can mock your friend. You can see a prankster altering the game’s graphics and names in this video. It’s hilarious to see the employees’ amusing reaction.
#3 Have you ever seen the troll videos where a box is inside of another box? This will be remembered as one of the greatest troll moments of all time for a very long time. You can either make your own of these boxes using the instructions in this video tutorial, or you can buy pre-made boxes online.
The answer is both yes and no, but in general, we’re confident that whatever gift you give your loved ones, they’ll appreciate and treasure it for the rest of their lives. Your friends and family might read this article one day to learn how to get you PS4 games.