So now that the Playstation Network (PSN) is back, details of their “Welcome Back Package” has been released. PS3 users can choose only 2 of the following 5 games:
- Little Big Planet
- Dead Nation
- Super Star Dust HD
- WipeOut HD
PSP users can get 2 of 4 games:
- Little Big Planet PSP
- ModNation Racers
- Pursuit Force
- Killzone Liberation
You can only obtain these within the first 30 days of service returning. There are also some free movie rental perks included. This will be over the weekend and it is Sony’s choice of what movies will be selected. Yes that’s right, Sony’s choice, not your own.
There will be 30 free day trial of Playstation Plus and those who already have a membership will receive an additional 60 days of service with no charge.
Existing Music Unlimited Premium Trial members will receive 30 days plus time-lost.
Sony Home will also offer 100 free virtual items to the Home Mansion virtual space and Ooblag’s Alien Casino which is an exclusive game.
Now, if you ask me, Sony is getting away “Scott-Free”. They have not offered there users anything tangible. I’d rather have $100 placed in my PS3 wallet so that I may choose what I want. I believe if someone wanted to be a Playstation Plus member or Music unlimited member, they would have purchased a subscription. Sony is trying to shove their services down the users throat. So what happens after 30 days? I’ll tell you, you will have to pay for it if you want to continue to receive it. Another marketing ploy by Sony. I hope some people are smart enough to see that Sony plans to make every bit of money back that they spent on the new network and they plan to use their consumers money to do so.
I want to know what you think? Do you think that their “Welcome Back” package is fair? Do you think that they should offer more? If so, what? Please leave your comments and vote in the poll.