Sony’s Welcome back Programme for Australia

Sony’s Welcome back Programme for Australia

Sony EU recently rolled out their plans for their Welcome back Programme, and it seems Australian PSN users will get the same deal everyone else will get which is good. With the PSN finally coming back online, you can expect full resumption of their entire service by the end of the month, unless they find another breach or something. But if not, here is the full package you can expect from Sony and their PS3/PSP services.

1. Two PlayStation 3 games from the following list:

  • LittleBigPlanet
  • InFamous
  • WipEout HD/Fury
  • Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty
  • Dead Nation

Techin5 thoughts: I think we’ll pick up InFamous and Ratchet & Clank

2. For those with PSP accounts, you will also be eligible to download two PSP games from the following list:

  • LittleBigPlanet PSP
  • ModNation Racers PSP
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation

3. 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PS Plus subscribers

4. Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will be given 60 days free subscription.

5. Existing Q Music Unlimited subscribers will be given 30 days free subscription

First off, for a service that is free, the games they are offering are excellent! Especially since they are fully fledged PS3 games, not tiny rubbish PSN only games. Secondly, I kind of wish I hadn’t lost my PSP at the London Heathrow Airport earlier this year, because I would have loved to play those games on my PSP as well. Look we know some avid gamers might have all the games Sony are giving out, but most people have probably only played one, or two (if even that). And you get two games as well, store’s might as well stop stocking these games. Let’s not forget Sony technically don’t have to give us anything for their services going down (for the free PSN), but they are because they feel customers deserve something for sinking money into their consoles and services.

You’re getting 30 days of free Playstation Plus Membership, or 60 days if you were already a member, an Qrocity (Q Music) users will get another 30 days of free subscription. It’s a great move from Sony to have this as well, since if people enjoy the one month free service, people might actually end up subscribing to the¬†service. I haven’t tested the service out myself so I’ll have to see how worth it, it actually is. Well played Sony.

So how about it them people, have Sony done enough to ease the pain of not having the PSN up and working for 20 odd days? Let us know in the Poll or comments below.


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