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Sony offering free PS Plus extension and discount on PlayStation Store for Christmas PSN outage

by William Schwartz

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As the PlayStation Network gets back to business as usual, Sony has revealed it’s compensatory plans for its customers who were affected by the Christmas outage.  Sony has announced today that they will be extending PlayStation Plus subscriptions, and offering PlayStation Store customers a one-time discount.

Per the PlayStation Blog, this token of appreciation towards customer patience during the outage will apply to all PlayStation Plus subscribers that had an active membership or free trial on December 25th.  Those that did will receive a membership extension of five days.  Sony says that the extension will automatically be applied to all affected accounts.

Sometime in January, Sony will also be offering a limited time one-time use 10% discount coupon that will knock off of a total cart purchase on the PlayStation Store.  The discount can be applied towards content on the PS Store, including games, DLC, as well as television and movie programs.

It’s nice to see Sony trying to make good for those that were affected by the downtime.  A denial of service attack on the PlayStation Network saw the online infrastructure crippled for most of the holidays, beginning at Christmas and persisting for days after.

It was just recently that the network got back to full functionality after many days of intermittent outages.

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