Gamersmint: In case you are fed up with the PS3 and want to leave Sony but have a few funds left in the wallet, it will be refunded if you want.
This is a nice move by sony
Very nice indeed, but who would leave Sony? It's been down for a while so what there's plenty of awesome single player games to play. If that's not you cuppa tea get out, weathers good lol
i dont know man. i think im going to leave the PS3. Leaving twisted metal and Resistance 3 is my biggest sorrow but i think im going to sell my PS3 and get a 360. Sony gotta compensate more for me to forgive them.
And what is Microsoft gonna offer you then? Big mistake man..
@ Kreate, see ya
Sony, am staying with you guys. I'll add more funds to my wallet once PSN gets restored. :)
exactly...evrybody has problems if u have CC on system and pissed off cause of HACKERS not SONY breakin into and stealin info u should have known not to input ur info...psn cards is the way to go...so leaving sony of fear of that is not their fault..any system can b hack nothin is unhackable even pentagon was hacked b4....but u no something do what u want its ur choice
You don't blame the bank for getting robbed but the banks also guarantee your money (or rather the FDIC does) so I think it's cool that Sony will refund your wallet. That way if you want to leave the PSN you can do so with no strings attached and no love lost on Sony's part. I too will be adding funds to my wallet when the PSN is up, I want some more dynamic themes :)
I want Under Siege :(
Oh, shut up and take the free crap :p
Microsoft would have hiked their bloated subscription fee to cover the loses. Like how activision wanted a share of the live subscription costs, so Microsoft hiked the price so it's users would cover the percentage. That was pathetic. Good move by Sony.
So before this article even appeared, i could say Sony would've put a mandatory subsciption to cover up losses. But I have no proof. So what you said is BS and completely fanboyistic.
@foliage can't you shut your trolling even in this situation? Nobody said anything against sony in this thread yet you're the once bringing in Microsoft. WHat are you so insecure about? @jeezus well said +bubbs.
@sak500 All anyone has to do is look at your past comments and they would know who the real fanboy (Xbot Fanboy Trash) is.
Man, with all this move (refund wallet, free games, free 30 days PS+, etc) i can't imagine if someone still bitching about Sony -_-
dont worry they still will.
@Inception They'll find a way. There's people still demanding for OtherOS on some comments. >_> I mean they stated if by the off-chance you are compromised with your CC, they will offer free credit reporting outside of the free one we get in the US, and compensate for issuing new cards. I mean I'll state this again. This is NOT the first time I've been in an incident like this where someone attempted ID Theft. From another comment I stated in a different article, I was with SECU when the whole CC hack happened, and thus they issued out new cards. This is just the same situation happening on an international level.
just wait. im waitng for the damage control that all those crap sites will ensue after this. its why people cant have nice things.
Don't have to wait. You can already tell there's one person that just did a disagree train going down this listing of comments.
yeah someone will still complain some way or another... " Sony didnt wipe my @ss" will be the headline of another anti SONY article. just got home and read all of this.... never had it out for SONY and this only makes me like the company even more :)
30 Days of Playstation Plus is just... silly. It sucks everything we download will be gone after our free trial. sigh..
Not everything, that's a common misconception of PS+. Most free game downloads do expire when your subscription expires. However any games and/or dlc you paid for at PS+ discount prices is yours forever and free avatars and themes and stuff are also yours forever.
the hackers get to keep our info forever, we get to borrow a game for a month! better still, we have all had our information compromised and we have to pay sony to keep most of the freebies* they offer us as compensation, its an effing disgrace *using the term freebies loosely
@Arkrite I'm guessing you didnt go as far as actually, you know - watching the press conference or reading a decent transcript? They clearly state that they are going to be offering free downloads of selected PSN content as well as the free month of PSN+. I'm sure people will doubtless complain that this selected content will be crap, but unlike these people I am sadly unable to see the future.
"we have all had our information compromised" You had it compromised the instant you threw away your mail, or access to the net. You can get a person's birth certificate for $10 from the city, you can get their name and number from a Phone Book, you can even reverse that and even look at house deed information and translation. Information is not as safe as what you think it is. Hell even YOU can even be found out by just tracing your connection.
Glad to see them doing this. I wonder how will they handle the 2 weeks for DCUO. I hope the can add those weeks back for us. radphil... I hope your right, honestly all I ask for is for them to give us the days psn was down & im good. I dont ask for anything more. I just cant wait to get back on psn & play DCUO.
I heard there was compensation for DCUO and Free Realms people on PS3 for later on.
Gr8 move Sony - PSN FOR LIFE!
shouldn't this refund of your wallet be expected from sony anyway?!
No... that actually surprises me more than anything.
It is expected, you just forgot what site your on...
Actually, no it's not, it's actually "non refundable", so they fact they are refunding it is actually a quite surprising... but, please, feel free to disagree if you don't ever read terms and conditions.
Don't waste your time explaining it. You can't expect people that don't even own ps3 systems to understand the TOS details like that. But you're right, it's NOT expected, but it's DAMN nice of them
"Playstation wallet funds are non-refundable"... tells you that every time you put funds in. Sony have clearly made an exception in this case, ergo it's unexpected.
Good move I aint going nowhere.
Same here i am sticking with Sony. No way i am going to go back to paying for multiplayer. Plus most of the games I want are exclusive to Sonys console. Again these are my beliefs and i have the freedom to state them. I am not forcing them down anyones throat.
Sony generates revenue of $500m+ from PSN and of course they want to make stock holders happy. Also, Sony is a Japanese company and I think that says enough. Where as if it was an American company they would of came out and said "tough luck"
I'm with this ship until she sinks! I'm going on a buying spree the day the store is back up!
With these and other compesations, actually the gamers win by default... Its a win win between us and Sony...
Yep. The personal details that might have been accessed were more than likely already available publically anyway, and CC information was encrypted so that's secure. So for being patient and not jumping to conclusions, I am being rewarded with free content and a more secure network to play my games on and buy content from. Meanwhile, Sony is offering the fairest compensation that I'm sure they possibly can. They've already lost a lot of money on this whole situation. I've lost nothing and Sony is still offering me more. I think offering PS+ free for a month is fair and smart. It will show every PSN user what it has to offer - a demo, so to speak - and it could effectively increase the number of PS+ subscribers. So it is WIN-WIN! :) P.s. Please could you change your avatar? She is fugly and her music is a steaming pile of wank. I'd rather see a picture of Justin Bieber than her.
With you all the way Sony. Althouth I am a little dissapointed, I'm sure, and have read, that you will make every effort for this not to happen again. I believe, this incovienience to me, is and was out of your controll entirely. Your quick actions to shut the network down quite possibly SAVED everyones credit info from being distributed. I know, I know, there is A POSSIBLITY it is out there already, including mine. (personaly I think not). I know that you could have contacted each and every 77 milloin users of the psn service, in handritting, by mail. WTF. I praise your actions. Well done. I am really looking forward to getting back online with my friends and getting anihlated in BBC2 and KILLZONE. Thankyou for a great (and free) service.
So... ummm... If I don't want ps+ anymore can I ask for a refund?
To be honest I would give it a try. If you aren't interested in the thing, given with how this whole situation happened, you might have a chance at it.
Ive had it since December, and after having it for 4 months and never playing any of the free games they gave more than once, I decided that it wasn't worth it for me.
If you did buy the year then the money has been spent and is no longer in your wallet - This refund seems to be for money that remains in your PSN wallet unspent.
Free online multiplayer ftw! sony you have my support.
Can't wait to get my 2 cents back... ;3
and my 3p! what to buy what to buy...
Games "news" sites make me laugh - all week long theres been story after story about the PSN attack, mostly based on nothing more than hearsay or rumour. Now today we have an actual press conference from Sony on the matter outlining key facts and theres barely a mention to be found on n4g. Classy.
And with that said, keep in mind fanboys constantly will sit here and tell you this is a site run by ps3fanboys. Kinda puts reality in check doesn't it
Great move by Sony, but they are foolish to think I'd leave my PlayStation :)
You can tell who is who by their comments. The kids are all happy now since sony is giving them free stuff. Thats all they wanted. But some people actually are still disgruntled and that has some justification. Its a trust issue. People say, you shouldnt have put the cc numbers in there. Are you saying you shouldnt put your cc numbers anywhere? It could happen anywhere. Thats not the problem. The problem is Sony left people in the dark and waited too long to tell them...thats the bottom line. They are going to tell you what you want to hear, but the fact is they mushroomed us and now give us this and that to forgive them. Im still not satisfied. Its not the free stuff, its a trust issue with a company and I know most of you will not understand that.
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