Official Google Play Gift Cards In New Denominations Heading to Japan


Today, Google officially updated its Play Store support page, to notify consumers that it will soon be launching its Google Play gift cards in Japan with ¥1500 ($15), ¥3,000 ($29), ¥5,000 ($49), ¥10,000 ($97), ¥15,000 ($146) and astonishingly ¥20,000 ($195) denominations.

Japan is the first country in Asia to receive the Google Play gift cards, which are currently also available in seven other countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States — The Japanese denominations of these gift cards are substantially higher than the top card prices of $50, £50 or €50 elsewhere around the world.

Once the gift cards are available in Japan and you’ve purchased or received one as a gift, you’ll need to redeem the code and apply it to your account. All you have to do is visit Google Play, sign into your account, visit the “redeem code” section and punch in the code. Simple!

You can redeem your Google Play gift card in three ways, all of which can be seen below:

  • At Scratch to reveal the redemption code on the back of the gift card, and enter that code at – funds will automatically be applied to your Google Play balance.
  • During the purchase flow: After choosing the digital content you want to buy, during the purchase flow, under Choose a payment method, select Redeem a Google Play Gift Card, and enter the redemption code found under the scratch-off section of your gift card.
  • Using the Redeem option on the Google Play Store app on your device: Launch the Google Play Store app, then tap Menu > Redeem, and enter the redemption code from the back of the gift card.

After the credit has been applied to your account, you will be able to use it to purchase applications, games movies, books, music, TV shows and magazines, which can be downloaded directly from the Play Store and stored straight on your Android device.

Sadly, there’s no information with regards to a specific launch date for the gift cards in Japan as of yet, but if you wish to find out more about them — click the source link below.