Sony hands out compensation for PSN holiday downtime

By Matt Martin, Friday, 2 January 2015 05:22 GMT

PSN users are being given a 10 percent discount on a purchase and 5 day extension to their PlayStation Plus subscription by Sony following downtime over the holiday period.

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PSN and Xbox Live collapsed on December 25th after a DDOS attack by Lizard Squad, leaving PlayStation and Xbox owners unable to play online for days.

The compensation was announced yesterday and will come into effect “sometime this month” according to Sony.

“Since access to PlayStation Network was impacted during the holidays, we wanted to show our appreciation for your patience by offering all PlayStation Plus members that had an active membership or free trial on December 25th a membership extension of five days,” wrote Sony on its official blog.

“The extension will be automatically applied, so no action is necessary to receive the extension. We will post additional information here on the blog when the extension becomes available. If your membership or trial ends before the extension is available, you will receive five days of Plus to enjoy once the extension becomes available (we will notify you when).

“In addition, sometime this month we will announce that for a limited time, we will be offering a 10 percent discount code good for a one-time discount off a total cart purchase in the PlayStation Store as a thank you to ALL PSN members.

“The discount can be used towards great content available on PS Store including blockbuster new releases, award winning indie games, game add-ons and season passes, and an enormous selection of TV and Movies.”

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