You could tell that iTunes had arrived when it stopped being something you did online and something you saw everywhere. When iTunes gift cards became hot gifts, the go-to replacement for the generic cash gift cards of old, because people love free… whatever, and iTunes sells just about everything imaginable in the entertainment media industry. That’s a tough nut to crack, but Google is giving it a go with Google Play. Unfortunately, Google Play is the sort of thing you can’t give a gift card for… or is it? That’s right; Google Play gift cards are coming to a store near you!
Google has announced the gift cards, and said that they will be in meatspace via the stores Target, Gamestop, and Radioshack. The gift cards will also be available online at Wal-Mart’s website, but not in stores yet. The cards come in three denominations: $10, $25, and $50. While the cards aren’t good for magazine subscriptions, app subscriptions, or hardware/accessories, they’re good for basically everything else Google Play sells.
“You can use them to purchase your favorite music, movies, books, apps, games and more,” said Google’s press release. ”You can even use them to purchase in-app goods in your favorite games.”Technorati Tags: android marketplace, gamestop, google, google gift cards, google play, google play gift cards, radioshack, target, wal-mart, Walmart