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Details for PlayStation Network and Qriocity Customer Appreciation Program in North America

Patrick Seybold's Avatar + Posted by Patrick Seybold on May 16, 2011 // Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media

Now that some PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been restored and you’re once again enjoying online gaming and entertainment, we’re happy to provide details about the “Welcome Back” appreciation program for customers in North America. We developed the program as an expression of our gratitude for your patience, support and continued loyalty during the service outage. From all of us at PlayStation, thank you and welcome back!

This package will be made available to all existing registered PlayStation Network and Qriocity users in North America (US and Canada), and will be made available shortly after we have fully restored the service. More specific details about these offers and eligibility requirements will be posted as the services go live.

All PlayStation Network customers can select two PS3 games from the following list. The games will be available for 30 days shortly after PlayStation Store is restored and can be kept forever.

  • Dead Nation
  • inFAMOUS
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Wipeout HD + Fury

For PSP owners, you will be eligible to download two PSP games from the following list. The games will be available for 30 days shortly after PlayStation Store is restored and can be kept forever.

  • LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
  • ModNation Racers
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation
  • A selection of “On Us” rental movie titles will be available to PlayStation Network customers over one weekend, where Video Service is available. Those titles will be announced soon.
  • 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PlayStation Plus subscribers.
  • Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive an additional 60 days of free subscription.
  • Existing Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription members will receive an additional 30 days of free premium subscription.
  • Additional 30 days + time lost for existing members of Music Unlimited Premium/Basic subscription free of charge for existing Premium/Basic members.
  • To welcome users Home, PlayStation Home will be offering 100 free virtual items. Additional free content will be released soon, including the next addition to the Home Mansion personal space, and Ooblag’s Alien Casino, an exclusive game.

We’d like to thank all of our publishing and development partners who’ve contributed to the Welcome Back program, including Bigbig Studios, Codeglue, Digital Leisure, Guerilla Games, Heavy Water, Housemarque, Lockwood, Loot, Mass Media, Media Molecule, SCE Cambridge Studios, SCE Studio Liverpool, SCE San Diego Studios, and Sucker Punch Productions. We couldn’t have created such a compelling package without them!

As a reminder, you will be able to access the above content shortly after services are fully restored. We are doing everything we can to make that happen as soon as possible. Please visit the following sites for more information about the Welcome Back program in Europe and Latin America.

Thank you again for your support!

//Add Your Own

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+ God-Of-Lyf on May 16th, 2011 at 2:34 pm said:

Looks like I already have three of the five games, which still leaves two really good games to choose from. I know they didn’t have to do this but I just want to say THANKS!!! Getting me back online was all I asked for ;)

P.S. Just got my Rewards T-Shirt today and all I can say is “It’s Awesome!”


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+ Zinjetsu on May 16th, 2011 at 2:34 pm said:

Disregard my current ava’s expression.. -_-
(First time posting on the blog (” ° Д°) , but an avid reader!)

Thank you so much Sony!!! :D!


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+ linefly11 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:34 pm said:

Very cool! I knew staying loyal to Playstation was worth it :D Totally getting InFamous! I was about to buy it yesterday, glad I didn’t. haha.


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+ casshansin23 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:34 pm said:

but what about the playstation store it said it still under maintance???


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+ bert_519 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:34 pm said:

ya so what about people who own all 5 games already? we just get the shaft???


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+ Alpha_Gamer on May 16th, 2011 at 2:34 pm said:

LBP and Mod Nation for the PSP while getting LBP and WipeOut for the PS3. Nice.


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+ BEASTXJASON on May 16th, 2011 at 2:34 pm said:

I own all those….


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+ John-117 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:34 pm said:

Thanks a lot Sony & PS team! I’ll be grabbing Wipeout+Fury, Dead Nation, LBP(PSP). and Modnation Racers. You guys didn’t have to do anything but this is absolutely fantastic! I knew there was a reason I kept buying Sony products; you guys keep the customer satisfied.


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+ Tefrin on May 16th, 2011 at 2:34 pm said:

I have all of the games except dead nation.


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+ SMoKeY_RuN on May 16th, 2011 at 2:34 pm said:

I already own the games that I’d have interest in. Was kinda hoping Warhawk would of been offered as one of the games.


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+ mixedkidbx on May 16th, 2011 at 2:34 pm said:

Eh they iight…..

Wish there was a lot more choices…..


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+ purplefreak3 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:35 pm said:

sweet dead nation and LittleBigPlanet is what I am picking up


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+ iBOCK_ on May 16th, 2011 at 2:35 pm said:

This is so awesome! I was going to buy LBP and inFAMOUS but now I don’t have to! Thanks Sony! :)


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+ smw45 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:35 pm said:

206 brings up a very good point. sony what does that statement mean?


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+ DemonX1974 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:35 pm said:

I have those games already. Now what???


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+ FunkyTable on May 16th, 2011 at 2:35 pm said:

As someone who reguarly buys Sony games, this isn’t very exciting for me. I don’t mean to be a wet blanket, but I’ve got Infamous, Super Stardust, and LBP, and I don’t want the other games.

But for folks who don’t spend as much on games as me, this is a fantastic deal.

For the big spenders though, it would really sweeten the pot if there were massive sales for the next month on Playstation Plus. Give us some really great 50% off deals and make us give you all your money. It would give us more opportunity to choose what content we get and would make the die hard customers happy.

But again, don’t want to be a wet blanket.


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+ pacback97 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:35 pm said:

thank you so very much. you didnt even have to do this and you still are. sony always!!!!


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+ shadowraeven on May 16th, 2011 at 2:35 pm said:

THAT SUCK SO BAD! I already own own all those games except 1. so i am still screwed. what about the people who owns all of the games listed? we basically dont get compensated for nothing


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+ igornvr on May 16th, 2011 at 2:35 pm said:

i spent a lot of money on u,my mastercard number got rob and just cuz im not IN US now i havent right to download the games? yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay


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+ Veranieca on May 16th, 2011 at 2:35 pm said:

meh


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+ Quiznos1337 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:35 pm said:

Definitely have to say thank you Sony. Now PLEASE get that store up and running so I can try out my PSPgo :D.


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+ locovi on May 16th, 2011 at 2:35 pm said:

funny how everyone is not complaining now hehe =)


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+ lilyphoenix on May 16th, 2011 at 2:35 pm said:

Do I have to be logged in on my own PS3 to get the games, or could I log in on someone else´s and then download to mine later?


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+ xHeavYx on May 16th, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

Darn, I have most of the games, I would rather get Killzone 2 instead of LBP.
Do we get 2 games for PS3 and 2 for PSP?


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+ DanteGC on May 16th, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

Sounds great but I already own all of those games.


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+ boreman2579 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

I am amazed by Sony’s way of saying Welcome to all of us….. Sony does care for their customers… They help build a safer service, and provide all these wonderful things for free…. You care for the people and the staff of your company… It saddens me however that people still are not satisfied by your service… Shame on them


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+ Moneybalzs on May 16th, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

Yeah this is nice news but a part of me was hoping for some free Mod Nation racers oh well


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+ mbrown3 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

What if we already own all these games? There is ONE game in the list, both PS3 and PSP, that I don’t have. What now, Sony? Not happy at all.


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+ krimsonrane on May 16th, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

Sony didn’t have to offer anyone anything !! You think microsoft would offer all of this??? I think not !!! Much love Sony !!!


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+ x_8-BitZombie_x on May 16th, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

I have to say this seems like a great deal, and I commend you guys for the offer.
But… what about the people that already own those games?

It just seems to me that you are singling out the people who already support you by offering best selling titles that most of the community probably already owns…


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+ BrandoonxD on May 16th, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

aa can’t wait for all the stuff ^.^
hey but i have a question, of black ops! when is escalation coming out????? will we get to buy with it with psn plus?
oh and noone can join my partys or lobbies on black ops! noone of my friends can join never i can never be host! someone help?? :DD


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+ Drunk-ass on May 16th, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

Not a bad list at all. Totally worth the wait, I think.


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+ Despair-Amit on May 16th, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

hmmm so loyal fans and customers pretty much get nothing considering these are the most popular and some of the best selling titles…oh well…60 days PS+ is something….thanks for it…


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+ LizardonaStick on May 16th, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

LittBigPlanet is the previous version and the next version of inFamous is out in 3 weeks. They both appear to be loss-leaders to get people to buy up to the newer versions. Didn’t Super Stardust HD come out in 2008?

A sincere thanks would be to give people a choice, not offer them a selection of old games they already have or don’t want. Sony has one of the biggest tech meltdowns in history, a PR nightmare, and they still make an offer like this. Maybe the 10 yr olds will fall for it.


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+ LumarQQ on May 16th, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

LOL sooo awesome! I just sold my LittleBigPlanet and InFAMOUS like 2 weeks ago. Now I get them back for free lolol…. Didn’t even finish either one :)


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+ Ehahneli-13 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

PLEASE don’t just ignore all the comments from people who already have all these games.


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+ David9602 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

wow i bought little big planet the day before the price drop and gamestop would not refund now you guys are giving it away for free o well here i come infamous and dead nation


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+ kap_is_dead on May 16th, 2011 at 2:36 pm said:

First off, I just want to say Thank You to Sony for this package. To those complaining…I don’t think there will be anything that Sony could do to satisfy you. Except those that pay for services (PS+, Qurocity, etc)…no one else has any grounds to complain. You are getting some games/services for free for a time. Perhaps it would be nice that you were happy with that. Sony is under no obligation to “give” you anything. Remember…Sony is a victim in this as well as us.

Thanks again Sony!!!


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+ The90AngryRonin on May 16th, 2011 at 2:37 pm said:

What if your connection isn’t good enough to download the games! Can we get hard copies? My connection sucks and would take literally days to just download infamous. It takes over five hrs just for a small demo


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+ NZ113090 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:37 pm said:

Existing Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription members will receive an additional 30 days of free premium subscription.
Additional 30 days + time lost for existing members of Music Unlimited Premium/Basic subscription free of charge for existing Premium/Basic members.

so only existing Qriocity users get 30 days? nothing for those of us who don’t (similar to the PS Plus comp.)


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+ Fnord on May 16th, 2011 at 2:37 pm said:

Nice package. (That’s what she said)


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+ yourworldonfire on May 16th, 2011 at 2:37 pm said:

Sony, please do consider this though, some of us people cannot download large file sizes. I can’t download stuff that is more than 2 gb… i can’t find a solution to this. I use a wired internet connection. Could you offer a few games that could also be one of the 2 free choices for those who cannot download huge games like lbp and infamous. I would request castle crashers and strong bad’s cool game for attractive people….

JUST A THOUGHT, PLEASE NOTICE THIS COMMENT SONY


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+ pickupdoctor on May 16th, 2011 at 2:37 pm said:

I love it, this is great, now I need to get a bigger hard drive.


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+ spiderboy59 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:37 pm said:

thanks Sony, PlayStation, and everybody involved in fixing psn. The “Welcome Back” program is a great way to start the online fun. I trust that the network is probably twice as secured than before.


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+ musicman1234 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:37 pm said:

You covered every base I can think of..When you said Home users ..I was shocked!!..Home things do interest me because it is the most unique of all your services.

Appreciate you thinking of us @Home.


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+ andy_l17 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:37 pm said:

SONY FTW


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+ MIZFIT_MOFO_88 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:37 pm said:

WTF, What about Australia? Have you forgotten about us lads?


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+ SloopydrewReborn on May 16th, 2011 at 2:37 pm said:

What happens if you already own every single game being offered, with exception to Wipeout Fury? Even more maddening is I bought Super Stardust HD just before PSN went down! Will you guys/gals verify that I own these games and allow me to choose from 2 other titles (I don’t own the DLC Lara Croft yet, or even Warhawk, for that matter)? It would really mean a lot. Thanks!


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+ GoDfAtHeR-3 on May 16th, 2011 at 2:37 pm said:

i Was wondering when will we receive the email regarding identity theft protection?


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+ uchiha_bodok on May 16th, 2011 at 2:37 pm said:

Not to be ungrateful, but what happen if we own most of the PS3 games that you’re offering? Is there any way for us to download any other titles?

Besides that, I think that you made an excellent job restoring the PSN in so little time, taking into account that what you did would normally take months to complete, being such a complex task (completely rebuilding the network)

Keep it up.


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