Submitted by phoenix_dusk 631d ago | news

A Threefold Surprise for PS4 Owners

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.

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, Sony, Tag Invalid)

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mewhy32  +   631d ago | Well said
This is awesome!!!!!
DeadRabbits  +   631d ago | Funny
SONY Loves You Long Time
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Eonjay  +   631d ago
Awesome - Okay I now have over a month worth of free PS+ membership (including the one that comes with Killzone) I will happily take my $10 and music trial.
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irepbtown  +   631d ago
I hope we get this in England!!!

Still 21 days to go!!!!
XB1_PS4  +   631d ago
Definitely appreciate this! Good job sony.
gaffyh  +   631d ago
@irepbtown - Seconded.
UltimateMaster  +   631d ago
Da best
millgate1  +   631d ago
And Sony bends Europe over the barrel again. We'll most likely just get the 30 day PS Plus trial and that's it.
cleft5  +   631d ago
Too awesome, now everyone will have a two great free games to play and $10. Sony is doing it up big.
SoapShoes  +   631d ago
^ Dude Europe's Plus deals are way better than ours.
SkippyPaccino  +   631d ago | Funny
American & Canadian very big penise!
Omegasyde  +   631d ago
Too Booku Too Booku, can't handle Alamaba Black Snake!!!
egidem   631d ago | Bad language | show
ZodTheRipper  +   631d ago
They won over most of the people already but still continue to be awesome.
abzdine  +   631d ago
mattdillahunty  +   631d ago
while i'm hesitant to turn this into a Sony vs Microsoft thing, it's hard to argue with a console that's $100 cheaper than its direct competitor, plus you get a free month of online, music, and $10 in the store. Sony really is going for the throat.
GrizzliS1987  +   631d ago
Game set and MATCH.
RyuCloudStrife  +   631d ago
SONY you are the best.
Ritsujun  +   631d ago
"Every PS4 box." <3
Ezz2013  +   631d ago
WoW, sony is really going full BEAST mode with ps4
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FamilyGuy  +   631d ago
I LOVE that they announced this so late and have the code/s in the box already.
MS can't copy them without people knowing cuz it'd be too late to slip freebees in every box now.

Sony 1up'd the hell outta MS with this one.

Definitely appreciate the $10 voucher the most. You can spend it on ANYTHING through PSN, games, DLC or services. With all the Free to play games it'll be nice to have some change to throw at their premium content should you want to get more out of the games.
Speaking of F2P, WarFrame devs just announced free pre-order bonuses for their game.

All this matched with all the things you get from PS+, including free games day 1, and it seems Sony knows exactly what we want.
Free stuff and fair prices.

Don't worry Europe guys/gals, Sony will probably give you guys this too if not something even better.
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mikeslemonade  +   630d ago
So I can literally just buy the system and be able to play a respectable sized library of games already.

I typically like to just buy the system at launch. Launch games in general are not that great.
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solfol  +   631d ago
Thank you SONY.
HighResHero  +   631d ago
This is good news!

Am I the only one that read this article as if it was Jack Tretton talking instead of Eric Lempel?
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Sleepless   631d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(7)
tawak  +   631d ago
now my ps4 is:
$10 less
$5 less (music unli)
$9.99 less (ps+ 1 month = 9.99 xbox live 1 month)
-$25 less-
bornsinner  +   631d ago
you know whats even cheaper... stick to a ps1
tawak   631d ago | Trolling | show
IcicleTrepan  +   631d ago
well.. I am betting that PS+ 30 days is probably not usable if you already have a subscription..
Nakiro  +   631d ago
Icicle, PS Plus always gets added to your total time.
BLAKHOODe  +   631d ago

It should stack on to your current subscription.
@ everyone above ^

Confirmed by Sid Shuman that this 30 day PS+ TRIAL does NOT stack for current subscribers. will only be for new customers. He said that if you are already a current subscriber you can share this trial with a friend who isn't subscribed.
KyoSiegfried86  +   630d ago
Then just create a new fake account along with your usual account, and use the Plus trial with the new account. All the benefits of the plus subscription are shared with all accounts of the same PS4.
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   630d ago
I was ready to plunk down the $50 for ps+ (still will) asap, but now I have time. Sony keeps me smiling from ear to ear man I tell ya.
nosferatuzodd  +   631d ago
wow sony is on the attack
UncleGermrod  +   631d ago
lol all new xbox owners always get 30 days free live, and xbox music is included with a membership, no extra charge. this is great that sony is doing it, but dont act like theyre giving you the world
Baka-akaB  +   631d ago
Or maybe some just care about getting stuff for the console they care about you know ...
DEAD-DEVIL-DISCO  +   631d ago
i hear ya but this is still good news. all i could afford was a ps4 and bf4. couldnt afford psplus just yet. they hit the sweet spot with me. and anyways and i could still care less about xbox services.
maddskull  +   631d ago
you know that all the apps in playstation do not need ps plus so you can download them not like the xbox you need a gold live membership for everything and also playstation are including a 7 day trail in each killzone box
dmeador   631d ago | Immature | show
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   631d ago
Yet you are right in the middle of it.
Sci0n  +   631d ago
Thank you Sony
solid_snake3656  +   631d ago
Sweet the 30 days are just going to add on to the free two year psn+ membership I got from sony
Back-to-Back  +   631d ago
The best system continues to be the best.
3-4-5  +   631d ago
This just makes sure 100% that the week leading up to XB1 release all people will be talking about is the PS4 games they are playing, not what they could be playing in a few days.

I loved xbox live as a service in terms of quality...it works well.

The discounts & games though are crap compared to PS store.
DEAD-DEVIL-DISCO  +   631d ago
one of the reasons i switched to sony. my kid wants a x1 so im gonna make that happen. guess ill see what ms has instore for it over the years. im sure it wont be a complete piece of shit. and if it is my 7 year old wont know the difference, and i still get to play halo :) good times
Fixay  +   631d ago
I agree about the live service. It's very good quality. I love my PS3 and sold my xbox along time ago, but i do miss party chat and decent audio when chatting to people. Free online does kind of make up for that though! for now anyway

I really hope PS4 nails cross game chat properly!
reko  +   631d ago
now that is what im talking about!!
aawells07  +   631d ago
But if MS would have done this it would have been "oh wow they're resorting to giving stuff away they must be desperate" or "It's just a PR stunt"

Disagree all you want or find some cool witty way to respond but I'm right no matter what any of you say.
At least that's what some kids said when the news hit that MS was giving away Xbox One's. Clowns
TruthInsider  +   631d ago
Thats because MS are a dirty, cheating, untrustworthy company who want your money at ANY cost!

You just cannot believe anything that comes out of their mouths, there is always an underlying motive.

If MS weren't behind you would not be getting any of the free stuff.
Sony don't need to do this but are doing it!
twdll  +   631d ago
Honestly not really. Mosstly designed to get your money.
deecee33  +   631d ago
Damn. Breaking out the heavy artillery leading up to launch
Seraphim  +   631d ago
Disappointing, Yes.... The $10 is great but not being able to stack the month on my PS+ Subscription sucks. The Music Unlimited & PS+ offer is only good for new customers. Still, I'll take the $10 and burn it on something. Nice gesture, just too bad it's focused on new customers instead of all.
Rimeskeem  +   631d ago
I was willing to do all of that myself but man

<3<3<3<3<3 SONY
TheSaint  +   631d ago
Sony have the start of this gen in the bag.
Gamer666  +   630d ago
What is so awesome?

Two trials that are useless after a month plus a $10 credit. There probably isn't a launch game that you can buy for $10...
redwin  +   630d ago
Just remember to cancel the membership after the 30 day trial. Lol.
Mikey32230  +   631d ago
Does anyone know Sony's Policy on this stuff? Does it ever expire?

Ugh i never know what to do when i get free credit..do i buy a small PS4 indie title? do i put it towards a big title? Do i buy a PS Vita game? do i spend it toward more Playstation Plus.

#FirstWorldGamerProblems :/
SaffronCurse  +   631d ago
Not sure, but you should redeem it as soon as possible to avoid complications. Usually there's an expiration date printed behind the coupon.

If you don't know what to get with your credit, save it for a rainy day!
Conzul  +   631d ago
$10 is perfect for DLC going rate these days.
There you go.
solidsheep  +   631d ago
You can use to upgrade a game to next gen, cod, bf4 or ac4.
itBourne  +   631d ago
Ill probably use it to get a year of ps+ lol.

BTW, anyone by chance know if you can change your damn country of origin now? Also for a friend if you can take an account out of the "sub account" section and make it a master account.
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irokster  +   631d ago
I heard that in order for a sub-account to be a master account you would need to re-create an account with Master status.
Clunkyd  +   631d ago
nah, you should wait until the Gamestop Black Friday Sale. PS Plus 12 month for $30 bucks
itBourne  +   631d ago
whaat? How does making a new account qualify as changing an old account to master?

I jst wanna change country of origin = /, tired of doing everything on one account(NA) then switching to my main(EU) to play. Didnt realize it would matter so much what country I put when I made the damn thing 7 years ago on launch...
Octo1  +   631d ago
Credits don't expire. The code may have an expiration or a "claim by date" but once you have redeemed the code the $10 will stay in your account until you use it.
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Blackdeath_663  +   631d ago
the current 30 day trials that they give out (and have been for the longest time) can only be claimed by users who have not previously used PS+. if you used PS+ for free back when PSN went down then you wont be able to get the 30 day's trial unless you make a new account. also you get a warning that if you don't cancel automatic payments you will purchase PS+ automatically after the 30 days up and continue to do so as long as your wallet or credit account has money in it. there is a use by date i think for the trial and thats pretty much it i don't remember anything else that stands out from when i used the trial.

trust me when you try PS+ its hard to go back
Guwapo77  +   631d ago
@ Octo1 - smart idea, thanks. I just bought Playstation Plus for a year yesterday.

I use to bitch and complain about this but this network seems to offers a lot more than I had ever realized.
iiwii  +   631d ago
That wouldn't make sense for them to restrict the month free trial, because most of their user base is coming from existing customers who already got the free month trial. Why even include it if thats the case?
Thatlalala  +   631d ago
For people who don't have plus... Or are switching. Its cool, but worthless if you have plus already. Because you have to lose plus to start a free trial. Same with live... Dumb but yeah.
MightyNoX  +   631d ago
No worries, it's a legitimate concern. :)
BLAKHOODe  +   631d ago
I just got my "cash back" $10 credit for spending more than $50 last month.. plus I'll get this $10. So, that's $20 off probably Battlefield 4 Premium for me.
Kayant  +   631d ago
Great incentives here.... That credit could be put towards another game.
NukaCola  +   631d ago
Going towards a PSN title.

Resogun, Octodad or Contrast?
MusicComposer  +   631d ago
Resogun and Contrast are free for PS+ subscribers anyway fyi.
NukaCola  +   631d ago
Oh reary? Awesome as I've been a PS+ member since day one. :)

Also can't for Oddworld New and Tasty!!!
Benjammin25  +   631d ago
All of a sudden, it's like you're already paying less than 400 bucks for the PS4 because you're getting all this free stuff.
Grave  +   631d ago
Damn, if you count the free games you get with that 30-day plus membership on top of everything else that's a sweet deal.
chito1016d  +   631d ago
Just adding to the great value the ps4 already has.
KILLERAPP  +   631d ago
Awesome, now that give me time to wait and buy plus on black Friday when they are 30 dollars a year... Nice one Sony...
neocores  +   631d ago
Im ma buy like 5 of those 30$ cards on black friday lol
supraking951  +   631d ago
Im buying two lol
neocores  +   631d ago
OMG really sony thank you :"( i can buy another game like killzone for 50$ with that 10$ AWSOME :D
DEEBO  +   631d ago
Good i was wondering if sony was going to give playstation+ for free.

now i can wait until black friday and get two cards for the price of one.
azshorty2003  +   631d ago
I'm getting 2 of those cards too. Now lets just hope they are Really stocked up on those cards. Because everyone I've heard plans on buying multiples. It seems to be the best deal GS is having this year.
DEEBO  +   631d ago
No worries i work at gamestop.
can you say 1st dibs on those plus cards.and we can print the code for customers too.
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azshorty2003  +   631d ago
Oh, didn't know that. They didn't have that ability a few years ago when I was there. Nice to know. Was worried I'd have to fight a crowd just for 2 cards.
beepbopadoobop  +   631d ago
I hope we get a voucher towards PSN wallet in the UK too!

Ill be sad and bitter if we dont :(

Although we did get a free blu-ray for signing up to psn in the early days, so theres hope!
SirBradders  +   631d ago
I hear you, hopefully we do if not oh well i just want the 29th to hurry up.
irepbtown  +   631d ago
I too will be sad and bitter if we don't :(

21 days left!!!
Dark_Overlord  +   631d ago
We probably wont, how many times has Sony gave the US something great yet we never receive it?

We don't even get the rewards program FFS :/
jahfen83  +   631d ago
Cool so the 10 dollar voucher I will get Ghosts for the PS4 for free since I bought it for PS3!!!!!

NatureOfLogic  +   631d ago
OMG! I'm hyped!
pyramidshead  +   631d ago
Why can't I hold all this value :(
Majin-vegeta  +   631d ago
Wow,Sony once again goes out of their way to give us something even though they didn't have to.But hey can't argue with free stuff :D.

One week away. http://youtu.be/Iz-8CSa9xj8
Whitey2k  +   631d ago
im soo gonna complain if we don't get this in the uk it be unfair!!
supraking951  +   631d ago
Sony brings the word FREE over to next gen as expected. Meanwhile MS giving away free headaches
IRNMUNKEY  +   631d ago
Please sign up for 30 day trial of Music Unlimited then forget to cancel so we can make some money!
Deividas  +   631d ago
Chances are its a voucher and you have to put a code in to activate it. Does not require a credit card and it will just run out. Just like when you get your 30 days for free of PS+. Same thing with the Xbox Live free month that came with every new Xbox 360, that didnt randomly start charging you
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IRNMUNKEY  +   631d ago
It says when signing up for Premium Pack which is 9.99 a month.

The offer is already available to everyone now so not really a big deal.

The Credit and plus trial are good though
kenshiro100  +   631d ago
You trolls are really annoying. Go find something constructive to do with your time instead of acting like pubescent fanboys.

beebap  +   631d ago
You can say that about all free trial for subscriptions the careful person know when to cancel reminds me of lovefilm you could take avantage of their free trial loads even as old customer
The_Ozymandias  +   631d ago
Just when I think I'm out...
LoTuZ  +   631d ago
So basically the ps4 is 389.99!
irepbtown  +   631d ago
Don't forget to minus 1 month of PS Plus and 1 month of Unlimited music.

Meaning the final price will be less than 389.99.
BabyTownFrolics  +   631d ago
thanks sony
amnalehu  +   631d ago
Free money?! THanks!
worldwidegaming  +   631d ago
more like $10 off my ps4.
nominal266  +   631d ago
This is awesome!

Question though...
If I already am subscribed to PS+, does the 30 day trial add on to my time? Or should I just give it to a friend? =P
strigoi814  +   631d ago
i was just thinking the same
Omegasyde  +   631d ago
I got a voucher at Bestbuy for 30 days free, and tried to add it.

No success, I even checked it if expired. You might have to wait and see.
nominal266  +   631d ago
I guess my roommate is getting a gift then!
TheEnigma313  +   631d ago
Sony is doing everything right so far. I can't wait till next Friday. Too bad I have to wait for ups to run. In advance, I hate all of you here who get your ps4 midnight lol. Then I will stop hating you when mines arrive.
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stevehyphen  +   631d ago
6 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes as of this posting. (1:08 PM)

Canada gets next gen first because of timezones. Namely, mine :DDDD GMT -3:30 (1.5 hours ahead of eastern time)
Soldierone  +   631d ago
i'm crossing my fingers Amazon messes up and sends mine a day early lol

My dang UPS guy never comes till 6PM, if not later.....
worldwidegaming  +   631d ago
Only value I see is that $10 psn credit (aka $10 sort of off your ps4)
anyone who uses PS3 SHOULD have PS+ in the first place.
Its pays for itself the first day you pay for it!
Drainage  +   631d ago
you mean with the 'free games' that you get when you pay the ps plus membership fee?
WeAreLegion  +   630d ago
No. He means the heavy discounts you get on games.
Lboogieskells  +   631d ago
Yooooo! I'm so Hype right now.

OMG Amazon please send my PS4 now.
sigfredod  +   631d ago
Thx Sony, no need but thanks
NikonSteve  +   631d ago
Thanks Sony! Now wheres PS4 Shadow of the Colossus?!!!
dboyman  +   631d ago
Don't Forget PS4 Ico, and PS4 The Last Guardian.
NikonSteve  +   629d ago
Ugh when damn it! Square needs to accept their fate and re-release FFVII for Ps4!
sAVAge_bEaST  +   631d ago
Good Karma.. -a reason why the PlayStation gets so much love.
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Themba76  +   631d ago
man this is very good news for me as in i don't own a ps3 im switchin from 360. now i can wait till next month to buy ps+ for a year.
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Omegasyde  +   631d ago
when you have the extra money, buy a PS3 for cheap. Your membership will also apply to Ps3.

To be perfectly honest, don't expect AAA Ps4 games being free for Ps+ for a long time.
Persistantthug  +   631d ago
That is quite true.
There's more value with PS+ on the PS3.

That will remain true for quite sometime until potentially Gaikai.
GirlOnFire  +   631d ago
Sony is really nice! I will take this with a smile on my face. ^~^
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   631d ago
WOW!! This is awesome!!! THANK YOU SONY
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