Given the number of undesirable people who won't hesitate for a second when it comes to making off with your financial information, there are many gamers who are understandably not willing to pay with a credit or debit card when buying games digitally. Previously, those who didn't want to use a credit card on the PlayStation Store were left with one option: buying a PlayStation Network card and redeeming the code online. Today, however, Sony has announced that US PlayStation Store users can now make payments with their PayPal account.
Be you switch on your PS3 and jump online to buy up all sorts of games, you should know that you can't use PayPal to pay for purchases on the console. Instead, you'll need to head over to the Sony Entertainment Network website and use PayPal to add funds to your wallet from there. At the moment, the PayPal option isn't appearing for us, so it may be that Sony is rolling out this functionality to users in waves.
Just the same, it seems that others can't get PayPal payments to work. While Joystiq sees the option to add funds using PayPal, it says that each attempt to do so has failed. So, while some aren't having any issues using PayPal with their PlayStation Network account, it would appear that the feature has launched with a few kinks left to iron out.
At any rate, once the service is up and running, we imagine quite a few gamers will be pleased as punch. Using PayPal is certainly much faster than heading out to the store to pick up a prepaid card, and this is a feature that US consumers have wanted for a while. Are you having any issues getting your PlayStation Network account to play nice with PayPal?