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A Threefold Surprise for PS4 Owners

Eric Lempel's Avatar Posted by SVP, Marketing & 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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DaNTi3L said:

November 8th, 3:38 pm

Thank you Sony for this i appreciate it :)

XDagurX said:

November 8th, 3:38 pm

Great job on offing this even though you got my money and already had my support. Sad some are canceling about one little difference they had to make, but hey i bought a gaming console to game not listen to music. :) So keep up the good work, Not to sure about the music unlimited but i’m more then happy to try it out. Though im usually one to listen to the soundtracks the games have since many hours were put into that music.

Dobbac_mx said:

November 8th, 3:55 pm

What about your fans in Mexico, Central, South America and Europe?

Knightedrik said:

November 8th, 3:55 pm


Thank you very much, that is quite nice of you.

LOSTBOY580 said:

November 8th, 3:56 pm

Will the free 30 day PS+ voucher work if I have subscribed to PS+ previously but don’t currently have an active subscription?

TheCraZyCloWn said:

November 8th, 4:00 pm


Why can’t it stack? That is not fair to be honest.

TheCraZyCloWn said:

November 8th, 4:04 pm


copyofcopy said:

November 8th, 4:48 pm

pretty lame the 1 month of ps plus isn’t stackable. you’d think you guys would want to reward the people who have been supporting the service already. it’s what, a $4 dollar value, that literally costs nothing on sony’s end to provide – would have been a small but appreciated gesture.

EmeraldLeviathan said:

November 8th, 5:11 pm

I am not happy this 30 day voucher can not be used by existing PS Plus members.

GoCanes89 said:

November 8th, 5:17 pm

Maybe we should get Obamacare to enforce additional coverage of the “pre-existing” PS Plus members who are currently only getting $10 wallet credit.

SmashGuy64 said:

November 8th, 5:32 pm

I used to have PS+, but I did not renew it when it expired in August. Would I be able to use the 30 day pass even though I’m not really a “new” subscriber?

SpooNManX said:

November 8th, 5:39 pm

Kind of dumb that you aren’t letting it stack for existing members.
You realize you are rewarding people for NOT subscribing right?

Also, how about this. You keep your 30 day trial of MUSIC UNWANTED and give us the ability to play music we actually enjoy… I.E. our mp3 collection.

KevinChaos said:

November 8th, 5:41 pm

This is AWESOME!

Although, the information I’m craving the most is what will be available in the Playstation Store at launch? Mainly, Playroom?

I really hope I can download it when I install my new HDD at launch instead of having to miss out, or go through a backup process for 1 title.

Please post info about this. I know a lot of people are going to be upgrading the HDD at launch and posting playroom to the store would be a simple gesture that can save a lot of users from missing out on such an innovative game.

xeballzak said:

November 8th, 5:43 pm

ya this is great but whats gunna suck is i will have the cash to get a ps4 but who knows when since everybody around here are already sold out lol

sithfromguam said:

November 8th, 5:57 pm

cant wait!

KRONOS-- said:

November 8th, 6:11 pm

Wow, this is an awesome surprise. I will give the PS+ card to my friend and use the $10 credit for a game. The PS4 will be mine next Friday but thank you Sony for this nice gift.

pinolian said:

November 8th, 7:46 pm

Cam hardly stand the wait!!

dominican-360 said:

November 8th, 7:56 pm

wow Sony is the best, always giving us free stuff. can’t wait for next week!!

Skeetlejuice said:

November 8th, 8:22 pm

$10 is a nice bonus. thank you. I am very excited to be picking up my console friday morning at 8am at futureshop. I reserved in June. I just picked up 2 extra controllers, killzone and the camera and will be getting my copy of fifa 14 on thursday.

It is disapointing to hear that the 30 days of plus will not stack. I will give the code to my friend and warn him to change the auto renew settings on it as he will likely have to put his cc in for it.

Music plus i wanted to buy when it was on sale for 42 dollars plus discount for a year pass but required a credit card on file which i will not do. It is odd to me that you will not take a years sub in advance without a credit card and now with ps4 and no other official method of custom soundtrack if that persists i will be disapointed to miss out on the 30 day trial..

Skeetlejuice said:

November 8th, 8:23 pm

It is obvious that the 3 items are just a way to make money and not really for loyal customers like myself. just like the choice to exclude canadians from the rewards program. i’ll call that my missing reward my $10 as between my new 46inch sony tv and all of the ps4 stuff i will have dropped well over a $1000 in one month.

i won’t look a gift horse in the mouth though and expect for the features and games to come steadily over the next months. I just wish Diablo 3 was a launch game, happy to see it will include the expansion when it comes out.

DS4 feels much better than the 3 and i imagine it will be hard to go back to the ds3 to play games like lords of shadow 2 etc when they release

Elvick_ said:

November 8th, 8:24 pm

So the PS+ doesn’t stack either?


mike_sorrell said:

November 8th, 8:51 pm

I know the PS+ won’t stack for current subscribers, however, as my subscription expires a couple days before the system is released, I was planning to use this to get a month of + until I could afford the year subscription. Will it only be available to people that have never had PS Plus or just people that aren’t currently subscribed?

Hooligantuan said:

November 8th, 9:12 pm

Music Unlimited sounds cool and all, but the PS4 lacking support for playing MP3s – likely to emphasize the utility of your paid service – essentially equals “music limited.”

Please support MP3 play and personal music libraries on the PS4.

Jisatsu_Kiddo said:

November 8th, 9:46 pm


I don’t know how often you make it a habit to show how much of a whiny brat you are but as of now… You have done the job forty fold.

b1tters said:

November 8th, 9:57 pm

question do i have to be on plus to play warframe. not asking for me but my friend.

Zz-Supremacy-zZ said:

November 8th, 10:10 pm

I just want custom backgrounds back ASAP please!

JROD0823 said:

November 8th, 10:27 pm

Why is it so difficult for some people to address Sony in a respectful manner, rather than a spoiled and entitled brat?

Bigsilvs said:

November 8th, 10:32 pm

Just got done with my trial of Music Unlimited. All I can say is it’s horrible. The Audio quality is trash, the music library needs to be bigger, and the number of device restraint sucks. Owning a Vita, 2 PS3, PS4, PC, and 2 iphones, doesn’t work out at all. Let me play my own music on my PS4 because restraining that function just try and sell a crappy music service is not right.

PrimeroIncognito said:

November 8th, 11:17 pm

@ 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?

@ Elvick

Why do you tell the Australian to accept the way things are or move, but then immediately complain about the silly little things that you don’t like? How about YOU accept the way Sony has decided to do business, or move… to Microsoft or some other…

@ Rezolution77

What do you know about marketing, you ask? Well, based on your suggestion, I’d say not much. Offering a full year for free would have disastrous effects on Sony’s profits, bad enough to potentially knock them out of the game. I agree that 1 month may not be long enough to convince the fence-sitters to sign up for Plus, but a year is way too long. 3 months would have been best, but they can only offer what they can afford to.

PrimeroIncognito said:

November 8th, 11:30 pm

As if Sony hasn’t been generous enough with all the money back promotions they run from time to time (including the one that recently ended), the Plus program with all the included games and massive discounts, as well as those $10 loyalty vouchers that came out of nowhere one day (that the brats probably already forgot about), and now these 2 free trials and yet another $10 voucher packed in with every PS4… damn. Add all that stuff up…

And yet, people still claim Sony is greedy and other ridiculous crap…

Yeah really, Sony, like Rezolution77 said, you need to stop being “so corporate!”

Heh… whatever the hell that means. Ungrateful brats.

dxChaosKingxb said:

November 9th, 1:43 am

love it..i think i ma buy a ps vita and some pulse headsets ifff they work on the ps4 though.

OmegaRiddler said:

November 9th, 2:02 am

Hello, first of all this is a great idea. I like that you are rewarding your customers but I was wondering, will Europe get a similar deal because I think it would be unfair if you give America and Canada something like this but not Europe or Japan

Allenstergess said:

November 9th, 5:14 am

Cannot wait!! Just woke up to a $20 voucher for buying 2 $50 games and getting another $10 so will be getting NFS day 1 also!! Thank you Sony!!

cowboyfanva said:

November 9th, 5:29 am

Hellz to the mutha effin yeaz!!!


November 9th, 5:57 am

Can’t wait !! Only 6 days left to experience that new generation that we have all waited so long !! Thanks for the free stuff !! Too bad that the PS plus won’t stack but hey there’s still the other two items :) Thank you the team working at Sony, you did well in informing us and presenting us your new console in the last 6 months.

POL_SouL said:

November 9th, 6:06 am

I love you SONY!
I’m subscriber since the launch of PS+ service, and got loads of money on my credit card. I simply cannot wait for 29th November to come. Lucky you yankees will be able to play in a week time :D
Greatness Awaits.

ManxMike959 said:

November 9th, 6:13 am

An answer to #5 please?

ManxMike959 said:

November 9th, 6:16 am

An answer to #9 please, sorry

ANDSv2 said:

November 9th, 6:28 am

I love the folks going ape because they can’t play CD’s. Really? CD’s?

The PS4 not being able to serve as a media server (at launch) is what should be worrisome. Not that you can’t play freaking relics of the music industry.

dark1725 said:

November 9th, 7:08 am

wow i cant get enugh . i already sunk over 1k in games ect . into my ps4 and i have to say i want me thaks guy i know you heard our feed back on the mp3 and media server so no need to ask we got your response that your exploreing options . again thanks guys for building something us devs want to develope games for besides GREATNESS AWAITS!

dark1725 said:

November 9th, 7:10 am

want more hmm maybe more updates on keyboard issues for vita would be nice aswell .

suicideforce said:

November 9th, 7:17 am

This is kind of odd that it doesn’t stack. How are we supposed to share it with a friend if every PS4 is coming with this? Maybe hand it to someone with a Vita or PS3 I suppose. Is there a way they can change it to allow us to stack it? I prefer to use freebies given to me

b777conehead said:

November 9th, 7:18 am

hey sid sony needs to rethink the 30 day ps plus to stack on that’s the fair thing to do.

Hurst713 said:

November 9th, 7:32 am

I think this is good for people that haven’t tried PS+, $10 for free is great. I’ve tried music unlimited and its not to bad even had some punk rock. But I don’t think a lot of people under stand the fact that the PS4 has a chip just for back ground tasks like downloading and streaming witch means it can play music on any game and not just games that have that fetcher programed in to them. If your playing music & getting game data from the same hard drive its going to slow the game down and I would much rather have a fast game running at 60 fps & listen to music on something else. As for the other thing like media servers apps it should be up to each person if they want down load them as a separate app and not forced on them, if I wanted a bloated OS that was going to slow down the system & take all most half of the power I would get an xbox one or PC for gaming.

StormxNights said:

November 9th, 7:41 am

Its nice to see Sony give back. Sony has one as all over here at Storm Line Films.

Davicqc said:

November 9th, 8:14 am

You Guys are the best.

Shadow_Enz said:

November 9th, 9:46 am

Audio CD, MP3, DLNA, External HDD support please.

Adding my name to the pot, thank you for exploring these options.

(while we’re at it, a PS1 software-based emulator isn’t an impossibility either, as they’re tiny in size and not resource-intensive to the available hardware).

synesthasa said:

November 9th, 11:14 am

This is quite nice. What I’m wondering is if I can get the 30 days ps+ but also subscribe for the one year on top of it. Or will I have to wait till the 30 days has elapsed and then subscribe?

E10phoenix said:

November 9th, 11:15 am

Will the same deal or something similar be given to the EU as well?

xCovert_Wolfx said:

November 9th, 11:57 am

what if ur account is over will the pass put it back on?

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