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A Threefold Surprise for PS4 Owners

Eric Lempel's Avatar Posted by on Nov 08, 2013 // SVP, PlayStation Network

After months of anticipation, we’re just a week away from the launch of PlayStation 4 in the United States and Canada. Starting at midnight on November 15th, you’ll be able to see for yourself what the future of gaming and entertainment looks like.

The network now expands across a wide array of digital entertainment including incredible multi-player gameplay, availability of full games day and date, streaming movies and TV shows, and a premium cloud-based music service. We are excited to provide those of you in the US and Canada with a special promotional voucher in every PS4 box* that includes:

  • $10 Sony Entertainment Network wallet credit for PlayStation Store
  • 30-day free PlayStation Plus membership trial**
  • 30-day free Music Unlimited service trial**

PS4 Bonuses

Out of the box, you can immediately experience everything PlayStation Plus for PS4 has to offer and have access to millions and millions of songs through Music Unlimited. The $10 credit can be used towards anything in the store including new PS4 launch titles, such as Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty Ghosts, and Killzone Shadow Fall.

Look for the voucher when you open your PS4 box and let us know what you’re excited about playing, listening, or watching by using #PS4 on Twitter.

* Available for a limited time only
** Only for new subscribers

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+ killah_casp on November 9th, 2013 at 12:05 pm said:

What about Europe Sony and what about when PSN was down and you gave everyone PS+ does that count as being a previous subscriber.


+ J_KINGDOM_23 on November 9th, 2013 at 1:15 pm said:

As a new member I will definitely take advantage of this.


+ God-Of-Lyf on November 9th, 2013 at 3:41 pm said:

I hope that people see through this hooking scheme. And Don’t forget to cancel auto renew which will hit your account after those 30 days are up. I know Sony is hoping to make off like bandits from those who don’t want to renew beyond the free trial. Just think, lets say 1 million units get move. Out of those 1 million, 500,000 (half) don’t want to renew but are unaware of the default auto renew, so they get charged $50/year 1,000,000 X 500,000 @$50 = $PAYDAY for sony. Just saying…


+ honkayjeezus on November 9th, 2013 at 4:03 pm said:

Glad I am not the only customer into music ownership.


+ TheDormantTitan on November 9th, 2013 at 4:28 pm said:

Is this promo for New Zealand and Australia Thanks


+ SoLoGaR-00 on November 9th, 2013 at 6:15 pm said:

sony said that the latin america market is importante for them, then, why these benefits won’t be available for latam consumers?


+ FarscapeBebop on November 9th, 2013 at 7:00 pm said:

While it is nice to provide these surprise gifts, I do feel a touch slighted that you won’t allow the 30 day trial offer to be added on to those who are already members, and have shown and provided support for PS Plus previously.


+ DartH1790 on November 9th, 2013 at 7:38 pm said:

How can we receive the 10$? The $ 10 will be added automatically?


+ RedFoxCommando on November 9th, 2013 at 9:27 pm said:

This…this is excellent! Thank you Sony :)


+ POOPNTHETURD on November 9th, 2013 at 11:41 pm said:

I just recieved a code for $20.00 from Sony for being part of playstation plus. I bought Dragon’s Crown for 9.99. Thanks Sony!!!


+ maxharger on November 10th, 2013 at 6:10 am said:

look at all these kids ******** about CD playback…it is 2013! I haven’t even seen a CD in half a decade.


+ succorso on November 10th, 2013 at 8:05 am said:

Well, that sucks, I just bought PS+ last week…pretty stupid that it doesn’t stack with your current subscription


+ XxBTOWN-MAFIAxX on November 10th, 2013 at 9:04 am said:

how long do we have if we dont redeem the ps+ right away ??????????? plz answer !?!?!?


+ borricuosohm on November 10th, 2013 at 10:20 am said:

Papi PS4 & PSN bienen a partir jollete…….DE MI PA TI!!! TK SONY ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT THE PLAYER…..


+ f3nixwolf0288 on November 10th, 2013 at 12:18 pm said:

Just picked up Killzone Shadow Fall and Knack today and neither had ANY of these codes. Killzone had a 7 day trial for plus…no 10 dollar psn credit or music unlimited in either. Very Disappointed


+ f3nixwolf0288 on November 10th, 2013 at 12:22 pm said:

Disregard my comment. I read this when I was tired >< thought it was supposed to be in games. I see its in the ps4 box now. Thank you!


+ WiivolutionNow on November 10th, 2013 at 1:16 pm said:

A Threefold Surprise for PS4 Owners:

No Audio CD Support

No MP3 Support

No DLNA Support


+ Wagner027 on November 10th, 2013 at 1:49 pm said:

well i guess i can buy the cod version for 10 bucks for freeeeeee or the battlefield or assassin creed 4… niceeeeeeee


+ IvanPostnikov on November 10th, 2013 at 4:26 pm said:

thanks.. but you guys need to bring back media support… such as mp3 and external drives with possibility to play videos…

recently you made us very dissapointed…


+ RNUTT on November 10th, 2013 at 5:55 pm said:

It would be nice if ps plus would stack on my current plus why not?


+ Solidsnakeih on November 10th, 2013 at 6:47 pm said:

Hi Playstation,
Love your commitment to gamers worldwide. Owned every playstation since the first one in 90’s. Thanks for the hard work for all of us!

So thing is, I live in the United Arab Emirates.
We’re expecting an official launch of PS4 on the 13th of December.
Should we expect similar perks of $10 credit and 30 day PSPlus membership when opening the PS4?

Any hint of Yes/No would be helpful.

Thanks & Regards


+ Prmexlatino93 on November 10th, 2013 at 7:56 pm said:

Is Minecraft a launch title? can someone please confirm!!!


+ mordub on November 10th, 2013 at 10:38 pm said:

this kinda sucks though. as a psn user, who have paid for ps plus alot during past years I’d like sony to give me a month of ps plus free as well as an appreciation. similarly for music unltd. Im not a subscriber of unltd but I have a free account on that. $10 gift is cool I can buy an indie game or maybe I can put some more money on top of it and buy a big game like fifa14.


+ gowofwarkratos1 on November 10th, 2013 at 10:45 pm said:

I just became a plus member yesterday :( Well, I will give to my brother :)


+ thebgj on November 10th, 2013 at 10:56 pm said:

I know I’m late to the party here, but maybe someone can answer something for me. Is the music unlimited different than video unlimited? are they 2 different services? i would love a trial for videos more than just music.


+ LANCERBOIGTI on November 11th, 2013 at 12:22 am said:



+ geronimo73 on November 11th, 2013 at 1:01 am said:

What kind of bonus we’ll find in every PS4 sold in Europe ?


+ my360broke_again on November 11th, 2013 at 2:24 am said:

all of you saying “AWESOME” you are all PS+ members!
” it won’t stack if you’re already a Plus subscriber”


+ my360broke_again on November 11th, 2013 at 2:24 am said:

“Is Minecraft a launch title? can someone please confirm!!!”

Seriously! Have you ever heard of the internet and this thing called Google?


+ xXGoodfella83 on November 11th, 2013 at 6:57 am said:

Thanks Sony For the extra stuff cant wait till Friday at midnight


+ javmx on November 11th, 2013 at 8:44 am said:

How come we Mexicans don´t get some of these offers too?? I’m an early adopter since PS2, give us some love Sony!


+ crazeeavery on November 11th, 2013 at 9:52 am said:

Thx ,now whats up with PlayStation 4 Terms of Service????????Resale
– You must not resell either Disc-based Software or Software Downloads, unless expressly authorized by us and, if the publisher is another company, additionally by the publisher. Was E3 just a lie to are money??????????????


+ Box9Missingo on November 11th, 2013 at 10:03 am said:

That’s pretty cool. Will be waiting to get a PS4, but the extras sound pretty sweet.


+ timkaz on November 11th, 2013 at 12:29 pm said:

the 30 day PS + should count for existing members. I only got my ps+ account a week ago in advance of my ps4 arrival. Thanks for not rewarding loyalty and pulling a “Microsoft”.


+ gaiashk13 on November 11th, 2013 at 6:45 pm said:

out of curiosity but when you open your ps4 and turn it on will there be any games from playstation plus that you can download to play on the ps4 ??


+ TurgonAP on November 12th, 2013 at 2:33 pm said:

That voucher is ONLY for US and Canada?


+ SpooNManX on November 12th, 2013 at 2:56 pm said:

“+ PrimeroIncognito on November 8th, 2013 at 11:17 pm said:

@ SpooNManX
They’re not “rewarding” anyone. They’re offering a sample of what the programs have to offer in hopes of securing new subscriptions. How is that not obvious?”

Seriously man, get your nose out of Sony’s butt for a second. You are really annoying everyone here.

Read the title here. SURPRISE FOR PS4 OWNERS… It sounds like a “reward” AKA “bonus” to me.
Plus the fact that these used to stack in the past also adds to the reasoning that these should stack as well.

Let me correct Sony (and you)…. Should read: “A threefold surprise for new members.”


+ SpooNManX on November 12th, 2013 at 3:16 pm said:

“+ WiivolutionNow on November 10th, 2013 at 1:16 pm said:
A Threefold Surprise for PS4 Owners:
No Audio CD Support
No MP3 Support
No DLNA Support”

Sad, but very true. :(
I didn’t cancel my pre-order, but I will keep it sealed and if by Xmas we don’t get a definitive answer on these I’m going to sell it on eBay (for at least an extra $100) to cover the additional money on an XBone.

There is no reason a new console in 2013 shouldn’t cover the basics.

And for PrimeroIncognito, who will ultimately try and say something like “Hey! It’s a GAME system, not a MEDIA PLAYER!!”.. I say this.. “If this is the case, why are they trying to sell you Music Unlimited? Why are they including 13 video and audio apps to a GAME system and leave off the only one that doesn’t make them money?


+ vegmeister on November 13th, 2013 at 10:31 am said:

Just wanted to know some info. I bought a Playstation Plus 1 year subscription, I also about COD Ghosts which came with another week and I heard the PS4 comes with a month trial. If I use them all, will they all add up or stack up?


+ afuera7 on November 13th, 2013 at 4:26 pm said:

I’m Confused, about this in the PS4 Ultimate FAQ:

Does PS4 need an “always on” internet connection in order to play games?

No, PS4 does not require a persistent internet connection to play games, so users can play single-player titles offline at any time. For titles with online multiplayer functionality, an internet connection and a PlayStation Plus membership will be required to play online.

Does the last part means you will need a PlayStation Plus membership to play online multiplayer ?


+ afuera7 on November 13th, 2013 at 4:29 pm said:

Will PS4 support media servers or DLNA support in order to stream videos or movies from a home PC?

The PS4 system does not support client functionality* for media servers.

*We appreciate your feedback and are exploring possibilities.

Please make the PS4 DLNA compatible.


+ afuera7 on November 13th, 2013 at 5:02 pm said:

WOW !! My biggest surprise is that you will have to pay the $50 Playstation annual membership in order to play online. I was ready do buy a PS4, now I think I will wait and see how PS$ and XboxOne really compare.


+ deathkrutcher on November 13th, 2013 at 8:56 pm said:

I’m glad of this, now my main question is the following. We all know we’ll have a free trial of plus membership with the purchase of the ps4. So with that being said, will our gamertag still be plus if we log in into the ps3? I was wondering cause I’m getting rid of my ps3 and I know Sony offers a feature for plus members to be able to back up their game data and saved games to their online storage? I was wondering if anyone knows we’ll be able to do that? If possible that way I can back up my data to the online storage and have it ready for some of the games I’ve played that I may wanna play some other time again whenever they allow us to re-download our previoused games that were purchased on the store. Anyone that’s reading this question and has an answer I would be glad if you take your time to answer it.


+ SILVER1215 on November 14th, 2013 at 9:42 am said:

Does the voucher for all three offers have an expiration date?


+ tommyxthirteen on November 14th, 2013 at 11:49 am said:

Too bad we can’t give games we downloaded from the store digitally to our friends on the ps4 like we used to do on the ps3! That seriously sucks! Why can’t we game share anymore I thought we could use it on two consoles like it says but then again that was the ps3. Anyone sure that we can’t share our downloads? I read two different things about this on the psn they sort of contradict themselves when the say “yes you can use content you’ve purchased on another ps4 simultaneously etc. but they went on to say that when the person that bought the content with that id signs out of their name on another ps4 everything they downloaded is erased and the friend can’t access my games. So which is it Sony? Can 1 friend play my digital downloads I bought simultaneously like you said or they can not play unless they are on my name also like you said? Which is it? Contradictory! Can I give my effn friends my digital games like we can on the ps3 on the effn ps4 wow why is this so friggin hard to answer


+ mega_buu on November 15th, 2013 at 10:10 am said:

I love the $10 voucher, thank you Sony! That being said, I am sorely disappointed with the Music Unlimited trial. I tried it years ago and didn’t like it. But now with the PS4 I wanted to try it and see how the integration was. We paid hard earned money for our systems, all the free stuff should be for EVERYONE!


+ speedycerv on November 15th, 2013 at 11:44 am said:

I don’t care about the mp3/cd support. Just let me stream videos from my computer using a media server like the PS3.


+ manslaer100 on November 15th, 2013 at 12:31 pm said:

i got the three fold and only the $10 code worked ps+ and music unlimited arent working and the 7 day free trail i got from bf4 isnt working ether


+ ReanimatedOne55 on November 15th, 2013 at 12:44 pm said:

It won’t stack on existing memberships, isn’t that sweet. Even on my 360 they would let you stack as many trial subscriptions as you wanted as long as the code was valid. So hooray if you’re new, piss off if you already paid. Nice.


+ Killer_Concepts on November 15th, 2013 at 1:21 pm said:

Thanks for all the cool stuff sony and I appreciate that.

What I do not appreciate however is that Canada users get their Madden 25 ps3 to ps4 for 10 bucks. The run around I got at gamestop was crazy. I preordered Madden after being told I could turn in the ps3 game and get the other for 10 bucks. Only for them to tell me they were wrong on release night. Then someone said you can get it for 10 with the ps3 disc on the ps4. I looked it up online and that seems to be only if you bought it digitally.

If Microsoft can do this with disc based games I don’t see why loyal sony customers can not get the same treatment from sony. I’m sure you all could make this happen.

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