Sony providing PSN subscribers 5 free days + 10% discount for outage

Thanks to the antics of those who will remain unmentioned, both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live suffered an outage that ranged for a couple of days that started on Christmas. Obviously Sony (and Microsoft) understand the impact that this caused for everyone who wanted to get some gaming done during that time frame but wasn’t able to if their games depending on either of the online services.

Well Sony at least has acknowledged this is offering of an additional 5 days  to anyone who had an active subscription when the outage occurred and is also providing subscribers a one-time only 10% discount code, good for any Total Cart purchase on PSN.

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year! Since access to PlayStation Network was impacted during the holidays, we wanted to show our appreciation for your patience by offering all PlayStation Plus members that had an active membership or free trial on December 25th a membership extension of five days. The extension will be automatically applied, so no action is necessary to receive the extension. We will post additional information here on PlayStation.Blog when the extension becomes available. If your membership or trial ends before the extension is available, you will receive five days of Plus to enjoy once the extension becomes available (we will notify you when).

In addition, sometime this month we will announce that for a limited time, we will be offering a 10 percent discount code good for a one-time discount off a total cart purchase in the PlayStation Store as a thank you to all PSN members.

This discount can be used toward content available on PS Store including blockbuster new releases, award winning indie games, game add-ons and season passes, and an enormous selection of TV and Movies.

In case you missed it, click here to read about all the great games included in the January 2015 PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection lineup.

Thanks again to all our loyal PlayStation fans and welcome to our newest console owners. Wishing you all a very happy holiday.

That said I appreciate that they are at least trying to give back for the outage but I also hope that they are finally understanding the importance of securing their network, especially since 2014 was not a good year for PSN and issues.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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