Submitted by SpaceSquirrel 1238d ago | news

Sony sending out free 30-day Playstation Plus trials to PSN users

Sony Computer Entertainment is sending out e-mails to several Playstation Network users containing multiple free 30-day Playstation Plus trial voucher codes. (PS3, Tag Invalid)

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Megaman_nerd  +   1238d ago
but the trick is that you have to put your credit card number to redeem it. The first month is free but.... =/
krisq  +   1238d ago | Well said
PSN Plus doesn't automatically renew itself. It's not Xbox Live.
Paradicia  +   1238d ago
And what Krigsq fails to mention is that it's optional and you can opt out at any time.
DeathAvengers  +   1238d ago
fuzion17c  +   1237d ago
Got my codes! Good til' March 31st.
GraveLord  +   1238d ago
No, you don't need to put in your credit card number.
sabestar  +   1238d ago
Are you sure? bec I plugged in the code and it's not allowing me to proceed without using a credit card, I wish there was a way to bypass it.
aDDicteD  +   1237d ago
i think you need the credit card to have it
chaldo  +   1237d ago
So everyone is receiving this? because I haven't yet.
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SSKILLZ  +   1237d ago
Yeah, it also comes with two spare codes for friends want one ?
cloud495  +   1237d ago
Can I have a code?
Canary  +   1238d ago
I guess the 2 free months of PS+ last summer didn't get them as many new subscribers as they hoped.

Think they'll ever realize we're not buying subscriptions because we don't see much value in owning and maintaining one?
FunAndGun  +   1238d ago
There is plenty value in a Plus subscription.

Either you are not looking hard enough or you just don't like playing a variety of games.
killcycle  +   1238d ago
Well I had all the old content on the store on it's initial release, I don't think i had it's value. For new customers it's a great service.

But for old school PSNers like me and others out there it's not worth it. Not now at least, unless the 150mb cloud is enough for you.
RumbleFish   1237d ago | Trolling | show
Kewl_Kat  +   1238d ago
It works either way. Previous promotion was crap = run another one until success is achieved. Promotion went very well = still run another one 'cause why stop if it works?

I wouldn't say PS Plus is in the same league as WoW, Netflix, or Live in terms of subscription base, but that doesn't mean it's not doing well. By the way, I hesitated for a year before finally getting a year-long subscription, and now I can say I'm very happy with it.
gypsygib  +   1237d ago
Well, you get a lot more free stuff with PS Plus. The only reason PS Plus isn't worth it is because Sony gives the most important thing away for free - Online MP.

If Online MP wasn't free PS Plus would be better than Live in many (not all) aspects.

Why buy the cow when the milks free.
P_Bomb  +   1237d ago
Netflix and XBL do 1 month free trials too. XBL *just* had a free weekend in the US. Got a month of free Gold when I got my 360, plus I still see 'get an extra month for a dollar' ads on the dashboard all the time. People are reading way too much into this. Free trials are nothing new. Buy a new car and you'll probably get one for satellite radio.

Didn't they just sell a buncha PS3s on Black Friday too? There's been a couple million new customers added since the post-hack Plus promo that never got that deal. Maybe now, they can too.
Rainstorm81  +   1237d ago
double post
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Rainstorm81  +   1237d ago

1100$ USD worth of free content in 2011 for 50$ a year!? What a ripoff.....I could just use that money for XBL just to play online..../SARCASM
azshorty2003  +   1237d ago
I have tried to see the value in PSN+, but to me it just isnt there. I'm not getting much more then the free version. Content is scarce and doesnt seem to be updated much. There are even pretty few PSN+ discounts on games.

If they would give out some themes or avatars, maybe even 1 free movie stream a month. Something to make it feel worthwhile. I also feel paying for PSN+ should be able to get us at least 10% just about any game purchase. Digital game downloads are so overpriced especially considering that there is no packaging cost, retailer cut, or shipping.
user858621   1238d ago | Trolling | show
lodossrage  +   1238d ago
Nobody is buying it you say?
Do you say that when Microsoft gives out free Xbox live gold as well? I'm curious on that.
kreate  +   1238d ago
I recieved like 5 free gold trials from MS so far.
I received 0 from sony.

I guess no one is buying gold membership for xbox live.
also this month with the new dashboard upgrade, xbox gold membership is 1 dollar cuz no one is buying it apparently .....
consolez_FTW  +   1238d ago
yeah,exactly man. Just because someone gives out free trials doesn't mean people aren't buying it. THey just want more people to experience it and try it out.
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Kthalas  +   1238d ago
I've only gotten 1 free gold trial from MS.

I rarely use my 360 and I rarely play online, so there's no point for me to pay for Live Gold. Even if I could get a year for $12.

I do use my PS3 quite a bit and I did pick up the PSN +. I've gotten a few games for free. Some were good, some weren't and some were classics.
Bundi  +   1238d ago
35 million gold members and $1 billion in xbox live revenue say they are.
But you wouldn't get it. . .
lodossrage  +   1238d ago
Someone missed the point I see
MRMagoo123  +   1237d ago
I think thats what happens when you have ur head stuck up MS arse you find it hard to see things clearly
bobrea  +   1237d ago
Hahaha oh wow. Why so defensive? You just made yourself look like an idiot. TOTALLY missed the point
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ExplicitG  +   1238d ago
Anyone got a spare code? :P
spacedelete   1238d ago | Trolling | show
PickAShoe  +   1238d ago
I rip my T-shirt and yell "WooHOO!" when I heard this news.
joeyisback  +   1238d ago
star hawk beta invites going out to :-p just got my and 2 of my friends got their invites within the last hr
dp277407  +   1238d ago
Is the beta open yet?
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Rival_31  +   1237d ago
This definitely doesn't relate to the original post but the open beta will begin early 2012. That's also when the Uncharted 3 vouchers for Starhawk will work.
Squatch83  +   1238d ago
I would get PSNplus, but just owning a PSP and not a PS3 means it aint worth it.

If they did a PSP version they would get more buyers i bet.
Christopher  +   1238d ago
Yeah, I can see that. 1 PSOne and 2 minis titles a month or so isn't a lot considering most of the other deals are also for PSN titles.

Perhaps with the Vita, they will expand it. Give people more options, but still limit them to a specific number of games per month. Perhaps substitute a PSVita/PSOne title in place of the PSN game.
PirateThom  +   1237d ago
I'm hoping there's going to be some cross compatibility with the PSN games in the future to keep both platforms stocked with content on PS+, even if it's the same game on both platforms.
WhiteLightning  +   1238d ago
Wow Sony keep on giving to us gamers and people still find some to moan on about

What about if Microsoft was hadning out free gold trails....then what
YodaCracker  +   1238d ago
They are all the time, so no need for "then what"s.
sorceror171  +   1237d ago
I didn't get any PS+ codes, I'm already in PS+. What I got a few days ago was a "holiday thank you".

I gave them the feedback that I'm a customer, not a boyfriend; I don't need "thinking of you" emails. Send me news or offers, I don't want a relationship.
blink3020  +   1238d ago
PS plus is a waste of money. I'd rather pay for COD elite than PS Plus. IMHO I just don't see much value in it. The content doesn't appeal to me.
nitrogav  +   1238d ago
I got one of these emails last night . Is it only usa accounts ? . Not tried the main code yet . I will have two spare codes if anybody's interested !! .
SubZeroMaster  +   1237d ago
sure i'd like it

psn SubZeroMaste

email SubZeroMaster@hotmail.com
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SubZeroMaster  +   1237d ago
sure i'd like it

psn SubZeroMaste

email SubZeroMaster@hotmail.com
SlyFoxC  +   1237d ago
i will take one please :)
DonaldBeck  +   1238d ago
hell yes
Lirky  +   1238d ago
Im u.s. region and i received an email with 1 psn code for 30day free ps+ , and also 2 other codes for 2 friends. Offer ends march 31st,2012.
SlyFoxC  +   1237d ago
can i be a one of your friends that gets one :)
Death  +   1238d ago
The value is based on the customers perception of the service. Some love it and pay annually. Some like it but don't feel it's worth the money and some won't even use it when it's free. Personally I deleted the email, but that doesn't mean it's not a great value to others.

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Kthalas  +   1237d ago
As with anything else, that's what it boils down to. Personal perception of the value of the product. Nicely said.
edme1  +   1238d ago
I just notice a got one too.I also got two spare codes if any body wants one.
maxcon  +   1238d ago
Me please!
Blackdimond101  +   1238d ago
Could I get a code as well?
tc389   1237d ago | Spam
drsnobby  +   1238d ago
I will bet anyone,next generation sony is gonna charge for its next version of PSN.sony see's the revenue stream MS is getting from XBL and they want some of that marketshare.what i wanna know is why gamers are chosing XBL over PSN? CAN YOU BLAME SONY FOR WANTING MORE MARKETSHARE?
PSWarlord  +   1238d ago
Hopefully that means a good month for us previous PS+ subs, I think they would want to encourage newbies to sign up!For me personally PS+ has been stall lately
taijutsu363  +   1237d ago
My friend told me of this and this is what he said he did with his email :

"I was checking my email earlier today and the wonderful guys at Sony sent me an email about getting PS+ for a month. According to the email, you get three codes. One for yourself and two for your friends. So i said screw it, i redeemed two codes and it expired in mid February and then i put the final code and it now expires in March."

So all and all im getting myself 3 MONTHS OF PS+!! Thank you very much SONY and conniving friend!
urwifeminder  +   1237d ago
I just had to sign in to psn as i got a psp, my account was offline for a year as my ps3 died does plus work for psp or only ps3 not sure would like to know thanks.
Funky Town_TX  +   1237d ago
former PSN+ member
When I first got my PS3 I was a PSN+ member. Some of the perks are good like the 6 min demo of games, but the free games are trash. I will stick with the free PSN for now.
kube00  +   1237d ago
Almost as good as the $5.99 in free psn credit
tc389   1237d ago | Spam
kube00  +   1237d ago
I think it takes a cc on file with them
forevercloud3000  +   1237d ago
I see PS Plus as Sony's equivalent to Gamestop's Edge Card. It makes u an exclusive member where you get discounts and free stuff. Only thing is that I don't buy games as much as I used to and Edge cards only works on USED product. Plus gives me half price on a lot of games, as well as free games and swag on a regular basis. I say its pretty worth it if you already buy a lot of DL games or you want to.
StarWolf  +   1237d ago
im gonna save mine for a good beta release
Euthanasia78  +   1237d ago
You know what is the worst? When I turn on my PS on Tuesday night and see the free game for the month is something I already bought @-@. LOL. It happened with Plants vs Zombies. I'm into gaming too much. I've saved my money just from the discounts. I would spend it anyway. I'll take a discount to be in the club. LOL. I dont mind it. I've got some cool stuff.
SlyFoxC  +   1237d ago
anyone have a code i could have ????? please!!! :) if you could PM me that would b great :)
SubZeroMaster  +   1237d ago
send me one too bros

psn SubZeroMaster

email SubZeroMaster@hotmail.com
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