Every now and then, we have readers emailing us asking why the Indian PlayStation Network (PSN) does not accept debit cards from banks such as HDFC and SBI. While Sony has been dragging its heels on ensuring widespread support for cards issued from all Indian banks, there is a way for you to still get your digital purchases, such as PSN-only games like Everybody's Gone to the Rapture or PS+ subscriptions.
Indian PSN does not even have prepaid cards for PS+ or store credit, but thankfully, US PSN does and it is available via sites like Amazon.com and PlayAsia. Spend a few minutes on your browser and your console, and you'll have all you need as long as your card works online. This guide has two steps, first for creating a US PSN account, and then for purchasing game codes or US PSN store credit via Amazon.
Step 1: Make A US PSN Account
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Step 2: Buying PSN codes on Amazon.com
Keep in mind that you can't use the same email address as your Indian account. Also, DLCs and season passes are region locked, i.e. they will only work with games from the same region. This means that if you have a game disc bought in India, then the DLC you bought for the game also needs to be from India, and not via your US account. All other content (meaning games) downloaded to your PS3 or PS4 will be playable by all accounts on it, and you don't need to use your US account to play, just to purchase the games.
Did this method work for you in buying US digital PSN games? Let us know via the comments.