The PlayStation Network

The moment Sony released PlayStation 3, it came with this brand new thing… The PlayStation Network, also known as PSN. This service allows PS3 and SONY PSP (PlayStation Portable) users to hook up online and play their favorite games with people all around the world. PSN was released in 2006 at a gathering, and released when PS3 first hit stores. The PSN is free for anyone, it allows the use of sites, the Nintendo wii Store and this playstation 3 slim Home. Unlike Xbox (Microsoft Points) and Wii (Nintendo Points), PSN uses a wallet-like-system. You can add real money to this virtual wallet, and when you buy something from the store, it will simply make the deal from there. There are many ways to add money to the wallet, many of these are: Credit Greeting cards, PlayStation Network Cards and tickets which is often bought in many stores all around the world. Both ways are easy because at the credit card purchase you just need to to enter your information, the amount you want to add to your account and that is it. For the PSN credit cards you just need to enter a 12 number code. free psn plus codes

PlayStation Plus

Since the PlayStation Network is free, there is an optional service with regular fee. The PlayStation In addition (also known as PS+) allows it’s users to find the most recent game demos, programmed updates, high grade content and other elegant stuff, while being able to use the standard PSN applications. Users can buy a 3 month or a yearly ongoing. North American users also obtain a subscription to Qore as an added bonus.


Qore is an online magazine for the PSN. Currently it’s limited in North America. This gives never before seen footage, exclusive access to game demos and interview. All videos are in High-Definition. FirstPlay is also an online magazine, but for folks from the UK, with out weekly alternatively then monthly.

The Playstation 3 or xbox Store

The PS Shop is an online market for PS3 and SONY PSP users. Users can down load full games, downloadable content, and movie/game reviews came from here. The store is current every Tuesday. The PLAYSTATION Store was not available for years due to PSN outage.