We can all agree that receiving gifts is always a pleasure, but only gamers can concur that receiving video games as gifts is the best of all possible worlds. If you want to give someone a PS4 game as a gift, there are a few options. This article will demonstrate the ideal method for giving PlayStation 4 games as gifts.
Can You Give Games As Gifts On PS4?
You cannot directly give games to friends through digital downloads, to give you the answer. There is another option that you might prefer, even though Sony has made it clear that they do not permit digital game download codes at retailers. Further Reading: Can You Gift Games On PS5?
Gift Games On PS4 With A Game Code
Step 1 – Purchase A Playstation Store Cash Card
The first step is to buy one of the Cash Cards, which are offered at various price points, allowing you to select the one that has enough money for the game you want to give your friend. These cards are available for purchase on the PlayStation website as well as in physical retail locations like 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:
Make sure your PlayStation Network ID is signed in before opening the PlayStation Store. 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.
Afterward, you’ll see this screen with an empty space in the center; choose it by pressing X on your DualShock 4 once more, and a popup with an on-screen keyboard where you can enter your code will appear.
If the on-screen keyboard appears, enter your PlayStation Store Cash Card code there. Be sure to only enter the digits; do not separate them with hyphens or spaces. 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 of the Cash Card contained in the code. To confirm the transaction, select “Yes” and press your DualShock 4’s X button.
Once each of these steps has been finished, your friend will have the money added to their PlayStation Network ID and will get a message confirming it. It’s not the same as gifting a game directly, but it is still the next best thing since they were able to buy the game they wanted by using the money from your PlayStation Store Cash Card. They can use it on any digital application or video game that they want on their PlayStation 4 console, all thanks to your gift.
Gift Games On PS4 With The Actual Disk
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. Although it’s not the best option due to their selection of games, I advise moving on to option #2 if you anticipate having trouble picking games. 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. It would be even better if you lived close to a GameStop! In addition to new games, they also carry used games that are unique to them.
- Online – Online stores allow you to buy games. The only issue is the delivery time, and they have EVERYTHING. If you want to get this gift as soon as possible, I would suggest Amazon Prime. It usually requires 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: Our advice to you is to ALWAYS give your friend the receipt when you purchase an actual copy of a game. If there’s a bug in the game, you’ll never know about it. Because not everything is perfect, there are numerous instances of this happening.