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Facebook Credits Come to Best Buy, Walmart

Facebook has continued to ramp up its virtual currency offering, Facebook Credits. Earlier this month, the company made it easier for the 70% of its users outside the U.S. to purchase credits. Today, Facebook Credits will be available in the form of gift cards at both Walmart and Best Buy stores across the country.

The new offering is just in time for the holiday season, so now you won’t have to choose between Mafia Wars or Farmville for your Facebook game-addicted friends.

It’s been just under two months since Facebook began offering its Credits as gift cards in Target stores but, as Reuters points out, “landing on WalMart and Best Buy shelves should vastly expand the availability of its fledgling currency – at the end of 2009, WalMart had more than 3,600 stores in the United States.”

Reuters reports that cards will be available in denominations of $10, $25 and $50 at Best Buy and $5, $10 and $25 at Walmart with a $50 card available at Walmart.com.

Facebook Credits can be used on more than 150 games and applications, and help comprise a virtual goods market that the New York Times estimates to reach $835 million this year.

The big question might be, how will the Facebook Credits gift card compare to the Farmville gift card sitting next to it?

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