Sony Apologizes For Christmas Outage With 10 Percent Coupon

by Mike Futter on Jan 01, 2015 at 05:39 AM

In response to extended PlayStation Network downtime over the Christmas holiday, Sony is offering compensation for all users. If you are a PlayStation Plus member, you’ll receive more time, also.

For members and trial users of the premium service, you’ll automatically receive five additional days. Unfortunately, the extension isn’t ready quite yet and it is possible that those taking PlayStation Plus for a test drive will be awarded time after your trial expires. There will be more news on this in the coming days.

For every PlayStation Network member (Plus or otherwise), there will be a 10 percent discount code made available in the future. This is a one-time use offer that will apply to everything in a single cart purchase (rather than a single item).

If you’ve got your eye on something(s), you might want to hold off until that’s available. We’ll update once additional details are provided.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]


Our Take
I’m not a big fan of make-rights that require people to spend additional money. Coupon codes are lovely, but they don’t really say “I’m sorry,” especially for those that still prefer retail purchases. The five day extension is just, though. People should have their time reimbursed due to the outage.