all i would like to is purchase the 4 extra downloadable packs for Wipeout Pulse! that shouldn't be too much of a difficult thing, should it?! well, it turns out that if you want to make such a purchase by using the online playstation store, it actually does turn into a very difficult matter!! and i'm, quite frankly, not happy about it... i'm not happy about the fact that Sony makes you jump through so many hoops to be able to purchase such a small thing!
here's what happened...
i noticed that the US PS store doesn't have the extra Wipeout packs to download. so, i went to the UK PS store and found out that they in fact do have the download packs. as it turns out, i learned that i cannot purchase items from the UK website with my US account... and vice versa!!! why there isn't just one, universal website for everyone around the world to use is beyond me?!?!?
anyways, i then attempted to make an account under the UK Playstation store website. i of course had to tell one lie, that i lived in the UK, in order to be directed to the UK site everytime i signed in using that specific account. otherwise, if you select the "US" as your country/region when making an account, you'll only be allowed to shop at that specific site. i made the account successfully and then proceeded to finally download the extra Wipeout packs... or so i thought. i pulled out my credit card and typed in the required info.
long story short, it wouldn't let me buy the extra download packs because of the miss-match between my account address (country/region=UK) and my credit card billing address (country/region=US). i obviously can't change the cards billing address to match the account address because simply put, i really don't live in the UK! so, that now leaves me in my current situation!
my issues/concerns/questions are...
is there a way to shop on the UK Playstation store website with my US account?
if not, why the hell isn't the playstation store website a universal site wherein anyone can shop on it from around the globe?
or, if there's an easier way, can anyone direct me to another place where i can download these extra packs for Wipeout Pulse??
oh and i also tried both the US and UK official Wipeout Pulse websites... when you go to purchase the packs, it comes up with an error of some kind. so unless i can personally contact the person who runs that official website to ask about the extra packs, it looks like that option is off of the table, unfortunately.
why in the hell is this so hard?!? it's funny because i never had any problems when downloading the extra packs for the first Wipeout... even though they were free... they were still universally downloadable/available to anyone who wanted them! what's even worse is that despite me wanting to give away my money to Sony, it seems as though Sony either doesn't want my money or, they want me to jump through their hoops before taking my money. this shouldn't be such a difficult thing to accomplish. i purchase services and or goods from overseas all of the time without having as much trouble as i'm having right now with Sony and the Playstation store!!!!!!!!
someone, please help me! i'm dyin' out here! may be there's someone out there with the packs already downloaded onto to their memory card... i then don't think it would be that hard to pass off that info over the internet to my memory card?!?! i love Wipeout Pulse more than any other racer i currently own on the PSP! and yet again, the reality of this situation hits me... this shouldn't be such a hard thing to buy/purchase/download!