There are plenty of people who already have everything, or more likely, have everything that they want. What do you get them? Why, a gift card, of course! So Google is making life easier for Android fans across the world by releasing Google Play gift cards in more countries. The latest one to make the list is the land of the rising sun.


Just as Google Play gift cards are available in the US carrying $10, $25, and $50, Japanese versions are available in ¥1500, ¥5000, and ¥15000 increments. It may take a while before retailers across the country start to carry the cards, but the ball's now rolling. So the next time a birthday or holiday rolls around, feel free to save yourself the stress and give someone the gift of Play Store credit.

Source: Twitter

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • chokkan

    I saw some in 7-11 yesterday and did a double take. Positioned right near the floor though :(

    • Primalxconvoy

      "Because Caucasians are just too damn tall..."

  • jpelgrom

    Why woud you want a ¥15000 gift card? That's roughly $150 or €110, and you can't purchase devices with gift cards...

    • Raffaele Procentese

      Apps in Japan can be quite expensive. The cheapest ones are 400-500yen

      • Primalxconvoy

        Incorrect. The cheapest ones are free and also 99 yen.

        • Raffaele Procentese

          I'm not considering the free ones, you don't even need cash to buy them so there'll be no point in buying Play cards, also most of the 99 yen ones are from overseas. Local ones leveling at that price are quite limited.

          • Primalxconvoy

            Isn't puzzle dragon from Japan?

    • Luka Mlinar

      There's no problem spending 150$ in a year or so. You buy the big one so you always have cash and don't need to buy the 50$ pack 3 times a year.

    • Primalxconvoy

      The Japanese don't really understand the concept of credit or debit cards (you can get them but they aren't widely accepted) so the locals use cash to pay for things directly or use "suica" (like the UK's "oyster" cards) and vouchers to pre-pay for things.

      • PeanutButterChicken

        You have no idea what you're talking about. Every single Japanese person I know (and I know a lot, I live in Japan) has several credit cards, and there are VERY few places that won't take a card. Not to mention that you can use a credit card to pay for trains by just tapping the card.

        • Primalxconvoy

          In sorry but I too I've in Japan and the issue is widely documented. Tokyo is perhaps more friendly to cards but across the entire country the problem persists.

          The statement stands.

    • PeanutButterChicken

      Japanese people love playing FTP games, which obviously have a LOT of in-app purchases, which can be bought using this credit. It's pretty obvious when you think about it.

  • dani

    Anybody know if these gift cards are available in European market?

  • wbarahona

    LOL i thought of: now google offers anticonceptive methods! xD