PSN “Welcome Back” Freebies Announced


For anyone looking to cash in on some make-good freebies for the personal information breach and inconvenience of not having online play for three weeks stemming from the PlayStation Network hack, Sony has plenty of goodies it would like to give you as part of its “Welcome Back” customer appreciation program. Contents of the program vary by region, but here in North America the freebies will include the following:

1. Your choice of two PS3 games from a pool of LittleBigPlanet, inFamous, Dead Nation, Super Stardust HD and Wipeout HD + Fury.

2. Your choice of two PSP games from a pool of LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers, Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation.

3. A selection of “On Us” movie rentals for one weekend. Titles to be determined.

4. A 30-day PlayStation Plus membership for non subscribers.

5. A 60-day PlayStation Plus membership extension for existing subscribers.

6. Existing Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription members will receive an additional 30 days of free premium subscription.

7. Additional 30 days + time lost for existing members of Music Unlimited Premium/Basic subscription free of charge for existing Premium/Basic members.

8. 100 free virtual items in PlayStation Home, plus the next addition to the Home Mansion personal space and Ooblag’s Alien Casino.

These freebies will be available for 30 days once the PlayStation Store reopens its doors, which is currently expected to happen by the end of the month.

To further catch up on the three weeks of missed PlayStation Store updates, Sony will also be publishing backlogged content multiple times per week once service is restored. Special plans for the inFamous 2 beta and SOCOM 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops multiplayer communities are in the works as well.

Details for PlayStation Network and Qriocity Customer Appreciation Program in North America [PlayStation.Blog]
PSN FAQ – Restoration Questions Answered [PlayStation.Blog]

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