Sony Offers 5-day PSN Plus Extension, 10% Off Coupon as Apology for Holiday Network Outages


If you received a Playstation 4 console over the holiday, chances are that you weren’t able to hop online and update your games, play with your friends, or browse PSN for all those delicious freebies as a Plus subscriber. Well, Sony is offering a little something to apologize.

VP of Sony Network Entertainment, Eric Lempel, posted the following message on the official Playstation blog earlier today to ring in the new year.

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.

Although Xbox Live did return well in advance of PSN, I’m sure new Xbox One owners are hoping for similar treatment after their less-than-stellar holiday gaming session. No word yet on what–or if–Microsoft is doing in response to the outage, but since it was only down for around 24 hours before it came back up (even if just sporadically), there’s no telling if we’ll be seeing a membership extension or discount coupon.

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Bradley Keene is the Executive Editor here at What’s Your Tag?, generally handling news, reviews, public relations, and our social media communications on Facebook and Twitter. He’s an aspiring video game journalist, Baltimore native, and an on again/off again WoW player that blasphemously favors consoles over PC. As a Marylander, he naturally puts Old Bay on everything, loves the Orioles, drives aggressively, and says “son” too much. Contact him by e-mail at the address above, or follow him on Twitter.

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