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Transfer Funds from 1 PSN Account to Another.

Idea 5901 | Posted in by | March 19, 2010

I prefer not giving out my CC info to people and driving for just a PSN card is a hassle. We should be able to transfer funds from our PSN account to another of our liking.




Colonel_Gerdauf  |  March 19th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

good idea. this reduces the hassle, as you said, but it also futher encourages that 5X gamesharing option set by sony from day 1, if this idea is taken to a bigger scale.


SILVAJ  |  March 19th, 2010 at 2:46 pm

This would be awesome. If someone has a old account in which they had money in then, they could put that PSN$ into there new account. That would make my day!!!


sega651  |  March 19th, 2010 at 3:05 pm

this would be great. There is also the problem of once you turn 18 there is still money in the parent acount. this would solve that problem.

it would also be a easyer way to give someone a birthday gift


tundra_  |  March 19th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

This would give more motivation for criminals to steal your account.


khamvongsa09  |  March 19th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

I don’t agree with this… If Sony were to put this in, criminals would be trying to crack PS3 accounts and steal money from your account..


Lucca202  |  March 19th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Let’s not encourage password stealing, alright?


xXOLMOXx  |  March 19th, 2010 at 4:30 pm



liquidypoo  |  March 19th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Those of you suggesting this would cause an increase in attempted theft: perhaps you shouldn’t put money into your PSN wallet and just let it sit there?

Frankly, it’s much easier to just put money in there when it’s needed. Being smart with your money doesn’t necessarily invalidate this idea, either. Want to give your friend $5 PSN? Just add it to your wallet, then transfer it to theirs.


Lucca202  |  March 19th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Really, genius?

What if I have to use those PSN Cards they sell at Gamestop & company?

I should just drive to the store and get a $10 one every time?

Use your brains.


COMBATCSOLDIER  |  March 19th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

this is retarded. this is ps3 not Bank of America. Thats why you should be an adult to control the monetary values. Utterly Ridiculous and would further more hurt in store gaming sales. If you call sony and verify your accounts im sure they will work with you. This is like asking for free money. Get real okay….


evildude683  |  March 19th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

I don’t like this one for many reasons…this is just gonna make game sharing even more popular among ppl living outside the US.


liquidypoo  |  March 19th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Lucca202: I really hope that wasn’t directed at me. If it was, I have to admit I don’t know exactly how PSN cards work. If you buy a $10 card, you have to put all 10 in your PS wallet simultaneously, right? I don’t think an amount less than $10 is enough to attract theft. Why can’t you buy a stockpile of smaller card amounts, and just use them as needed? Maybe stockpile is the wrong word to use here, but surely you understand what I mean, don’t you?

Oh, another thing: let’s be adults here. No need to throw insults around, right?


Lucca202  |  March 19th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Oh. Now you’re the victim. Right.

Look, I told you to think. Just like you told everyone in your post. So don’t go acting all mature, you’re not better than me just because I used the phrase “use your brains” and you said “be smart”.

About stockpiling PSN cards, that is EXACTLY the point. I don’t know if they expire, the card doesn’t mention it. If they do, it’s worse, but even so, why do I need to go through the hassle of stockpiling them in the first place? Just because people want funds transference? Ridiculous.

Besides, when I said “drive”, I was being ironic. I live about 20000 kilometers from the nearest Gamestop. So yeah.


liquidypoo  |  March 19th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

But I really don’t see how collecting them could possibly be a hassle. How do you get your cards in the first place? You can’t really blame me for not recognizing your irony if the norm for me is a less than 5 minute drive to my nearest Gamestop (which is far from a hassle).

Finding out whether or not they expire should be as simple as contacting Sony, be it via email, or a phone call. (There’s a number provided somewhere on the card, right? That’d be a bad move on Sony’s part if there wasn’t.)

I’m not trying to be high and mighty, I just don’t appreciate having sarcasm thrown at me by someone I don’t know. I also didn’t call myself a “victim.” You almost seem defensive about me asking you to be polite.


Faaeng  |  March 20th, 2010 at 12:17 am

I brought this idea up, for more along the lines of sending my niece and nephew who live in a different state funds occasionally to buy games themselves a new game from time to time.

Also for those time when you have a dollar or two left in your account, rather then have it sit there unused, maybe send it to a buddy who is a bit short on buying a game he wants or vice versa. you know?


Faaeng  |  March 20th, 2010 at 12:17 am

As for accounts being hacked? Has anyone’s account actually been “hacked”? From all the “My Accounts been hacked” stories I’ve ever seen, these “hackers” are gamesharing gone bad. Dont give your info to strangers and untrustworthy people.

IF someone were to transfer funds from your account it wouldn’t be hard to track them. They have to send the funds to themselves to use them and risk getting caught when they login to use it. If they think about it, they would be better to purchase the stuff they want from your account and download it.


Faaeng  |  March 20th, 2010 at 12:18 am

Besides, if you don’t store your CC info, you wouldn’t have anything to worry about.
As for stock piling PSN cards…. WHY? Why waste my money buying a pile or cards to put in a drawer and not use them when I can use that money for something actually useful?

As for game sharing, yes, I game share with my brother. What is it to any of you if me and my brother want to go half half on a game one day? Is that seriously any of your business? Didn’t SONY themselves say when the PS3 launched that I was able to do this? Who are you to tell me I can’t if Sony themselves said I can?


liquidypoo  |  March 20th, 2010 at 2:36 am

Whoa there, calm down. I’m thinking you got a little more out of those comments than what was actually there. Remember, I’m defending your position on being able to transfer funds. I don’t need to know who or why, nor do I really want to.

You’re absolutely right about the “hacking” and everything. I imagine that your concept of money transferring would be limited to people on your friends list. That way it prevents random “hackers” from just magically getting your password and transferring funds to an unknown PSN account. What you said in comment 16 makes perfect sense.

Err, 17 is where I get confused. Just, uh, calm down there. No one was asking who you want to share your money with.


Faaeng  |  March 20th, 2010 at 3:30 am

Sorry, wasn’t targeting you in any way, was just commenting about how I felt that stockpiling cards isn’t really an ideal situation. You know? If I came off cross, I apologize. Didn’t mean to come off that way.

#17 was more or less because it seams people for some reason deam gameshareing as this realy bad thing, when Sony promoted it. It’s rather ironic don’t you think?

Ehh, don’t mind me, long day at work and I was a little irate when I was posting earlier. My bad.

Don’y pay me no mind. Long day, just got out of work and I’m a little irate. My bad. =P

Still wondering why my other 4 ideas never posted…….



thelilviking  |  March 25th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

this should be implemented as “gifting”

i mean by purchasing “wished” titles of ur psn friends


FrozoneUSMC  |  March 26th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I really like this one because I would love to give gifts to friends via PSN. Please put this in the next patch!!!


Enoy21  |  April 6th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

This would also be fantastic for simple errors during account creation or changes. We setup an account the first night we got the system. Within a few days , uploaded funds to the Store, and then a week later realized that we wanted to reset the system and create seperate accounts for each of us in the family (Once we realized how the game data was saved). I was unable to attach a new name to the old email address so was forced to create a new account. Now we have an old account that has not been used or even setup on the PS3 for 2 months with money that can neither be transferred nor refunded.

I understand wanting to avoid the logistics and overhead of supporting this feature, but come on Sony. With a little verification information , I would think this should not be such a big issue.


Shrike07  |  April 20th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

I think this is a great idea! Seeing as I did the most silly thing, i put my funding on a different account on the one i wanted it to go to, but as we can see, we cannot transfer our fundings to different accounts.


xI-Atreides-Ix  |  May 13th, 2010 at 10:25 am

This should not be a discussion this should be a option! No matter what way we look at it, it is still our hard earned money, our money not Sony’s till me spend it. Lets look at this harsley shall we? Say I have a son he is 17 he has his own PSN account with 550 dollars I put on there for being a good kid getting good grades so on and so forth and he dies from some freak accident what then? His money stays with Sony till the end of time? That would be ubsurd!! So being able to transfer your funds from one account to another should like I said not be a disscussion but a option. And yes Sony should pay to implement security protocols for this option giving use peace of mind that our money is secure on any account we have and can transfer it securley to another account.


SheerCarnage7  |  May 31st, 2010 at 6:28 pm

I agree fully with this subject… For 1 yes they may encourage password thieves or scams…. but anyone who is foolish enough to think these scams, the “it could happen to me” kind of mentality or stupid enough to give out there info. openly, should def. have this theft occur.. for 2 this would def. save some time and hassle for those spending money for sony support. And for 3 remember kids security is not an issue with all this…. the only (i may be wrong) way for someone to get your account is if there that good of a hacker, or if your a [DELETED] and just hand out the info. and all and all as i said…. this should def. happen


QXTTY123  |  July 22nd, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Sony really needs to make a way to transfer money from one account to another. it would make life a lot easier.


rchristai  |  November 16th, 2010 at 6:11 am

Well… As a developer, I do concern about security for this feature. However, I admit that this would be a nice feature to have.


rodnyce  |  December 15th, 2010 at 2:56 pm

how about giving us the option of adding partial funds from a psn card (ex. 5$ from a $10 card). This way we could share the card instead.


ToP-MaN2  |  February 10th, 2011 at 2:57 am

We need Sony to put this feature


BURZAASH  |  March 4th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Need urgent help for my problem!!!

I purchased the Call of Duty First Strike add-on for $14.5 from a US account directly from the menu (instead of going thru the game’s store) from the US PSN Store with a $20 PSN card. After purchase, download & installation the add-on isn’t being loaded by the game. When i access it thru another non-US account its asks me to purchase the download-able content again i.e: for USD$19.29 for a UAE account.

Is this because I’ve got a Region 3 PS3 console and Region 2 CD?

Secondly, like u said since these cards are region specific, is that shown by the curreny the account displays in the PSN Store. For example, from a UAE account the store shows everything in US-dollars.. So will i be able to access the store thru a US PSN card?

Thirdly, can add-ons & game-packs etc be accessed by other different country accounts on the same console after they’ve been downloaded from anyone of them?


max11236  |  September 21st, 2011 at 9:17 pm

yes you actualy can,i have a can acount and a us acount cause they have diffenrent stuff,the adress you put to create the acount is the region you have to buy the psn point for ,after that is just a matter of serial number of the console,lets say you can run the downloadable content on 5 diffent console you just have to acctivate it.


CrYpToKnIgHt21  |  November 7th, 2011 at 3:08 am



Xx-Pulzee-xX  |  June 6th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

OMG, some people these days. I posted this comment to get one thing straight. TO ALL concerned about hackers. you dont host a good argument. Your worried some one steals your account, transfers your money. HELLO!!! If some one steals your account, they already HAVE access to your money, why transfer when they could simply purchase something. ALL content will go to their PS3 anyway regardless of what ID their on. Did that ever occur to anyone? This would be a great feature for the PS3 and as for people concerned, i’ve shown you have no case! This feature will not motivate hackers. It makes no difference.