With Facebook Credits already being successfully sold in Target Stores, the social network announced today that Walmart and Best Buy will also begin selling the sites virtual money.
Facebook credits will be available at both locations in denominations of $10, $25 and $50 and can be used anywhere on Facebook where the credits are already accepted, such as within Farmville and Frontierville and to buy virtual gifts which can be sent to other Facebook users.
Mashable spoke with a Facebook rep who said:
“As we approach the holiday gift-giving season, we’re happy to expand the availability of Facebook Credits gift cards to Walmart and Best Buy. More than 200 games and applications accept Facebook Credits, giving people a fun, convenient and secure way to buy premium items, and making Credits gift cards a unique gift for the holidays.”
With virtual gifts and games expected to top $6 billion by 2013, the move to secure online credits for those games is a smart bet on Facebook’s part, especially since not everyone uses Paypal or Credit Cards online and with the real-world purchased cards those people will now have access to virtual Facebook products.