Sony Offers Membership Extension, 10% Store Discount In Wake Of PlayStation Network Outage

A week after gamers on Sony’s PlayStation Network were stuck battling connectivity issues for days, the company is now trying to make peace for by offering a five-day extension for PlayStation Plus members, as well as a 10% off discount code for all PSN members as a “thank you.”

While Sony at first only extended a pair of sales it was holding as a make-good for the outage, which was reportedly caused by hackers, this is the first freebie it’s held out since the incident that started Christmas Eve and continued through Christmas and after.

The company wrote in blog post that all active members or those who were on a free trial of Plus on Dec. 25 will get an extra five days that should be automatically applied.

It also promises that “sometime this month” Sony will announce a 10% off discount code good for one use, off a total cart purchase in the PlayStation Store “as a thank you to all PSN members.”

The full blog post is below:

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.