Aussie PSN Welcome Back offer detailed

Sony outlines how it plans to compensate Aussie gamers for the three-week outage.

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Yesterday Sony Computer Entertainment flicked the "on" switch and brought back some of the PlayStation Network's basic features. While a good chunk of the service is still offline, at least PlayStation 3 owners can now log on to the PSN and play games online.

Following on from yesterday's rollout, Sony today announced how its remuneration plan would work. Similar to what those in North America are receiving, Aussies will get to choose two PlayStation 3 games from a list of five games. If you have a PSP account, then you can choose two games out of a list of four choices.

On top of that, existing PSN Plus subscribers will get a bonus 60-day subscription, while everyone else will get 30 free days. If you're a Music Unlimited subscriber, you'll also be granted a free 30-day subscription.

Check out the list below to see exactly which games are on offer for Aussie PlayStation owners, and be sure to read the terms and conditions of the offer over at the PlayStation Blog.

"Two PS3 games from the following list:
LittleBigPlanet
Infamous*
Wipeout HD/Fury
Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty
Dead Nation*

For those with PSP accounts, you will also be eligible to download two PSP games from the following list:
LittleBigPlanet PSP
ModNation PSP
Pursuit Force
Killzone Liberation

- 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PS Plus subscribers.
- Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will be given 60 days free subscription.
- For existing Music Unlimited subscribers, you will be given 30 days free subscription.
- We are working on a Welcome Back offer in PlayStation Home and will share that when it is confirmed."

Discussion

19 comments
ecobacon
ecobacon

I live in america, and all we're getting is a free playstation plus trial!

felipeneves222
felipeneves222

@protaganist20 You're not the only one... I was planing to buy LBP since i got my PS3(years ago). but now is the perfect time i think... FOR FREE! Let's play together when we get it it! My PSN is oFelipeNFo

protaganist20
protaganist20

I think I'll pick Dead Nation and LBP, I think I'm the only person who doesn't have LBP....Can't complain to much about whats on offer, especially if your not a plus member. Be happy that they are compensating us for what for most of us was just a mild inconvenience.

CellAnimation
CellAnimation

Oi how come we don't get the free movie rental weekend?

grim76
grim76

I would have loved to have seen FFVII in there for the nostalgic amongst us, how sweet would it be to go another 100 hrs on arguably the greatest rpg ever

xchiefmegadethx
xchiefmegadethx

more then 3 weeks...it was 26days almost 4weeks, For a lot of people it was longer. Sony is being generous,They could give us nothing.It's a free service

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

@canadian_sharky Selfish you are. Why dont you be happy and thanks Sony for flicking the switch on again, Appreciate they have and what they done and had to go through..

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

Good stuff! Things are coming back to normal..Thanks Sony.

LeonsKnnedy
LeonsKnnedy

I agree with canadian_sharky, they pick old games that people probably already play so they don't waist money cause everybody is buying new games for free.

canadian_sharky
canadian_sharky

I am a huge sony fan and i have to say, this offer is LAME! What if i have all of these games except for dead nation, but dont give a crap about zombies? Does it say: thanks for buying our products first. Now go f*** yourself! Seriously disappointed in that "offer". They could have given a bigger list of game.

Fz1994
Fz1994

I have wipeout , infamous , and little big planet.. its good I dont have the last two..

jasopan
jasopan

Thanks Sony :) Always wanted Wipeout:) Now... Dead Ratchet and Clank or replaying infamous (sold it)

so_hai
so_hai

As an Australian gamer, I wish to express my deepest thanks, and so on...

aesir05
aesir05

those stars mean that germans don't get those games for some reason this offer is for AU and most of europe

hahamanin
hahamanin

hmm isnt it the same as earlier....& wht do those stars indicate for infamous & dead nation??

hyksiu
hyksiu

Nice for aussie gamers!