Sony’s PSN ‘Welcome Back’ Program Content Revealed

Sony is taking compensation to the next level.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris

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Sony has finally announced the content that they will be giving away for free as part of their “Welcome Back” program to all PlayStation Network users who put up with the online service being down for roughly a month. To say Sony is being generous is an understatement. I can’t even imagine how much money they stand to lose over all this free content being given away as an apology for the PSN outage. Maybe we can schedule another shutdown in like a month or two?

I kid, I kid.

On top of the 30 days of free PlayStation Plus (60 additional days if you were already a subscriber), you’ll be able to download two free PS3 games and two free PSP titles. Sony will also be hosting an “On Us” movie rental program over an upcoming weekend where you’ll have access to a select number of titles for free.

Here’s a complete rundown of everything Sony is planning to hand out to PSN users, in both North America and European territories.


North American Appreciation Program:


All PlayStation Network customers can select two PS3 games from the following list. The games will be available for 30 days shortly after PlayStation Store is restored and can be kept forever.
  • Dead Nation
  • inFAMOUS
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Wipeout HD + Fury

For PSP owners, you will be eligible to download two PSP games from the following list. The games will be available for 30 days shortly after PlayStation Store is restored and can be kept forever.

  • LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
  • ModNation Racers
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation
  • A selection of “On Us” rental movie titles will be available to PlayStation Network customers over one weekend, where Video Service is available. Those titles will be announced soon.
  • 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PlayStation Plus subscribers.
  • Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive an additional 60 days of free subscription.
  • Existing Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription members will receive an additional 30 days of free premium subscription.
  • Additional 30 days + time lost for existing members of Music Unlimited Premium/Basic subscription free of charge for existing Premium/Basic members.
  • To welcome users Home, PlayStation Home will be offering 100 free virtual items. Additional free content will be released soon, including the next addition to the Home Mansion personal space, and Ooblag’s Alien Casino, an exclusive game.

European Appreciation Program: 

All existing PlayStation Network members will be able to access the following from PlayStation Store*:

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.