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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

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mewhy321055d ago

W O W
This is awesome!!!!!

DeadRabbits1055d ago (Edited 1055d ago )

SONY Loves You Long Time

Eonjay1055d ago (Edited 1055d 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.

irepbtown1055d ago

I hope we get this in England!!!

Still 21 days to go!!!!

XB1_PS41055d ago

Definitely appreciate this! Good job sony.

gaffyh1055d ago

@irepbtown - Seconded.

millgate11055d 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.

cleft51055d ago

Too awesome, now everyone will have a two great free games to play and $10. Sony is doing it up big.

SoapShoes1055d ago

^ Dude Europe's Plus deals are way better than ours.

SkippyPaccino1055d ago

American & Canadian very big penise!

Omegasyde1055d ago

Too Booku Too Booku, can't handle Alamaba Black Snake!!!

egidem1055d ago BadLanguageShow
ZodTheRipper1055d ago

They won over most of the people already but still continue to be awesome.

mattdillahunty1055d 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.

Ritsujun1055d ago

"Every PS4 box." <3
Xbone180'd.

Ezz20131055d ago (Edited 1055d ago )

WoW, sony is really going full BEAST mode with ps4

FamilyGuy1055d ago (Edited 1055d 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.

mikeslemonade1054d ago (Edited 1054d 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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HighResHero1055d ago (Edited 1055d 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?

Sleepless1055d ago TrollingShowReplies(7)
tawak1055d 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-

bornsinner1055d ago

you know whats even cheaper... stick to a ps1

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IcicleTrepan1055d ago

well.. I am betting that PS+ 30 days is probably not usable if you already have a subscription..

Nakiro1055d ago

Icicle, PS Plus always gets added to your total time.

BLAKHOODe1055d ago

@IcicleTrepan

It should stack on to your current subscription.

LakerGamerEnthusiast1055d ago

@ 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.

KyoSiegfried861054d ago

@erick21093
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.

DaGR8JIBRALTAR1054d 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.

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UncleGermrod1055d 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-akaB1055d ago

Or maybe some just care about getting stuff for the console they care about you know ...

DEAD-DEVIL-DISCO1055d 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.

maddskull1055d 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

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LOOK_AT_THIS_I1055d ago

@dmeador
Yet you are right in the middle of it.

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solid_snake36561055d ago

Sweet the 30 days are just going to add on to the free two year psn+ membership I got from sony

Back-to-Back1055d ago

The best system continues to be the best.

3-4-51055d 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-DISCO1055d 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

Fixay1054d 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!

reko1055d ago

now that is what im talking about!!

aawells071055d 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 1054d 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!

twdll1055d ago

Honestly not really. Mosstly designed to get your money.

deecee331055d ago

Damn. Breaking out the heavy artillery leading up to launch

Seraphim1054d 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.

Rimeskeem1054d ago

I was willing to do all of that myself but man

<3<3<3<3<3 SONY

TheSaint1054d ago

Sony have the start of this gen in the bag.

Gamer6661054d 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...

redwin1054d ago

Just remember to cancel the membership after the 30 day trial. Lol.

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Mikey322301055d 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 :/

SaffronCurse1055d 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!

Conzul1055d ago

$10 is perfect for DLC going rate these days.
There you go.

solidsheep1055d ago

You can use to upgrade a game to next gen, cod, bf4 or ac4.

itBourne1055d ago (Edited 1055d 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.

irokster1055d 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.

Clunkyd1055d ago

nah, you should wait until the Gamestop Black Friday Sale. PS Plus 12 month for $30 bucks

itBourne1055d ago

@irokster
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...

Octo11055d ago (Edited 1055d 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.

Blackdeath_6631055d 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

Guwapo771055d 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.

iiwii1055d 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?

Thatlalala1055d 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.

MightyNoX1055d ago

No worries, it's a legitimate concern. :)

BLAKHOODe1055d 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.

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Kayant1055d ago

Great incentives here.... That credit could be put towards another game.