Sony's 'Sorry' Sucks

Sarcastic Gamer writes:

"Product sampling is an age-old and VERY effective marketing method. If you can get someone to actually put your potato chips in their mouth, drive your car, or smell your perfume, they are far more likely to become a paid consumer of your product. With this in mind I’ve been considering Sony’s “generous offer” of free PSN+ and Qriocity for a month for everyone, and I’ve got concerns with this scenario. With all due respect to Sony and what must be a really tough time within the walls of PSHQ, this isn’t an apology… It’s a marketing ploy. If PlayStation Network were a restaurant where a customer had a bad experience, what they are currently offering as an apology would be like the manager of the restaurant asking if you’d feel better if she let you smell the pie." (continues)

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awiseman2752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

Talk about crappy picture choice!

on topic: I keep saying this: PSN free subscribers dont deserve anything! They dont PAY for the service so they dont deserve reimbursement! Xbox live subscribers were reimbursed because they pay for the service, PS+ will/should be the same though. This isn't a rant, its just the way it works.

Now sony could give something as a gesture of cutesy which is what their doing.

Bubble up if you agree

joeorc2752d ago

there is still a free game download that you get on top of this free month, that does not include people that have more than one account in a region..that would be a free game per region plus another free month.

so if you have say a US account an a UK account..that's 2 free games an 2 free months of playstation service,

that's far from a freaking ploy.

nycredude2752d ago sucks.

Crass2752d ago

Right, because even though they may not have been PSN+ subscribers, thoes users still could have used and purchased items from the PSN, which means their CC and other personal info could have been just as compromised as any PSN+ user. But yeah, those guys deserve nothing!

Flashwave_UK2752d ago

i aggree but i cant give you a bubble tho your crippled just like me :(

Rhezin2752d ago

nope. I think EVERYONE deserves something. A month free of ps plus is awesome I think. Not my problem you started paying $50 bucks a year for CRAP. I like playing online for free, part of the reason why I moved from 360 over to ps3. We're lucky to get anything. I just hope my $5 is still in my PSN.

Tired2752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

Everyone shouted...'I'd better get a free game'

You've got your free game, you've also got a product trial.

You've also got reimbursment of costs to keep check of your credit.

What do you want?

And what part of a ps+ subscription should we be refunded?
I've got free games/themes/and I bought a 50% discounted game.

I'm going to get the same again next you even know what plus is?

The only thing I have not been able to do is upload my game saves to the cloud.....


JSA-Gamer2752d ago

Hawk the reimbursement of credit costs is "the right thing" and also a possible way of avoiding SOME of the legal fallout. The "free game" is more of a rental don't you think? Unless you buy the service... which is the point of this article.

Tired2752d ago

The 'right' thing?

When i got a letter from telling me all my details were hacked. I got be wasn't OUR fault....and check out our new dvds.

Sony doesn't have to give you jack!

P_Bomb2752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

Funny how many gamers/journalists have had comprehension issues lately considering all the scrolling text, map reading & guide following we do, lol. The free game per region is NOT a rental and has nothing to do with PS Plus. Despite a press release (PS Blog) and post-conference Q&A transcriptions out there, people still don't get it.

Cnet, Sarcastic Gamer, IGN, everybody read:
[QUOTE] Central components of the “Welcome Back” program will include:

Each territory will be offering selected PlayStation entertainment content for free download. Specific details of this content will be announced in each region soon.

All existing PlayStation Network customers will be provided with 30 days free membership in the PlayStation Plus premium service. Current members of PlayStation Plus will receive 30 days free service.

Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity subscribers (in countries where the service is available) will receive 30 days free service.

ADDITIONAL “Welcome Back” entertainment and service offerings will be rolled out over the coming weeks as the company returns the PlayStation Network and Qriocity services to the quality standard users have grown to enjoy and strive to exceed those exceptions.[/QUOTE]

JSA-Gamer2752d ago

But doesn't that free game go away the moment you DON'T pay for PSN+? I am not asking rhetorically... I'd like to update the article to reflect your point.

Tired2752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

We'll get free content per region we live in.
Probably a's yet to be announced.

We ALSO get plus for a month....
That equates to a FEW games on rent for the month.

Some games from plus are not directly tied to your subscription

I hear stacking is still playable after plus has run out.

So I guess we'll have to wait and see.

joeorc2752d ago

"But doesn't that free game go away the moment you DON'T pay for PSN+? I am not asking rhetorically... I'd like to update the article to reflect your point. "

THERE IS A 100% FREE GAME or Games THAT WILL BE set up for free for you to download. than on top of that one you also get free games in the Playstation+ service.

So no matter what you are getting a free game that does not Expire.

as a matter of fact you can get a free game per region account, an per unique account on your PS3.

So if you have a brother or sister that also has an account that would be two games. an if you have a person from another country on your ps3 another free game. that does not include the free playstation+ for each let's put it this way free playstation account!

this is also once again even for the PSP!

this effected the unit also.

so even if you do not have a PS3 if you have a PSN account you get the benefit of this.

I do not see how the hell this action for reimbursement by Sony could be seen as a negative, but what do you know where there is a will there seems to be a way.

JSA-Gamer2752d ago

joerc I am a few keystrokes form adding your comments to the discussion adn content of the piece. can you please link me to your information source for the absolutely free game? Thank SO MUCH for your help with this.

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