Although it isn't official, the guys over at PS3 Fanboy put two and two together
and figured out pre-paid PlayStation Network cards are coming to retail in the States. They came to the conclusion after Sony sent them Christmas greetings with the pre-paid card you see above inside the envelope. "Well, that just means there are pre-paid cards, it doesn't mean it's coming to retail," says the Grinch commenter in the back. Yeah, that may be true, but then the line on the top of the card would be a little silly: No value until activated at register.
Sony announced the pre-paid cards would be available in Japan back in May
, but there was no statement for North America. We'll check in with Sony now to see if the company would like to update its statement and say when the cards will be at retail.