Pre-paid long-distance phone cards are pretty useful, right? And because you always wanna buy things off the PlayStation Store, it would make sense that Sony eventually produces something similar, yes? Nintendo has already done it with the Wii and their Virtual Store, so it would be reasonable for Sony to follow up with a little card (or ticket) of their own… Well, it's about ready to happen, even if it's only scheduled for Japan at this point.
According to GameBrink , Sony will be releasing pre-paid "PlayStation Network Tickets" that, of course, can be used to buy PSN items, like full downloadable titles such as flOw and Calling All Cars . At this point, they're planning to deliver these tickets to over 52,000 retail locations throughout Japan, and they come in four different varieties: 1,000 yen, 3,000 yen, 5,000 yen, and 10,000 yen. These should arrive in stores some time early next month.
Now, how's about bringing those nifty little items over here? Chances are, we can expect to see these Network Tickets in all regions eventually, and we'll assume – for the sake of being optimistic – they'll show up soon.