PlayStation Store game purchases can now be transferred to a customer's mobile phone account, Sony has confirmed.
Users who have a T-Mobile or AT&T contract can add the sum of a game purchase to their mobile bill - adding to the existing credit card, debit card, PayPal and prepaid card options.
On the PlayStation Store user interface, when users click on the "Add Funds" button they will be presented with a mobile phone icon to initiate the transaction. Those tied to a monthly contract will be charged on their next bill, while those with pay-as-you-go plans will have the game price deducted from their credit.
Currently the offer is available to AT&T and T-Mobile customers only. However, in July Sony partnered with mobile billing and payment company Boku to provide PSN users the option to top-up their wallets and have the costs added to a mobile phone bill.
The new payment options are the latest attempt from Sony to mobilise PlayStation Network. The corporation recently announced that PS4 can automatically download remote purchases made via smartphones or desktop PCs.
Any purchase made remotely will awaken the PS4 from its sleep mode to download the item, after which the console will return to a sleep state.
The PS4 release date has been set for November 15 in the US and November 29 in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. PlayStation UK boss Fergal Gara said last week that the company is struggling to satisfy pre-orders, claiming that the PS4 is heading for a "sell-out situation".