After the restart segment of its services and products on-line, such because the PlayStation Community, following a couple of hacks, Sony broadcasts its offset application to its consumers.Compensation a little too gentle?

Sony has distinctive on the subscribers "Welcome Again Package deal"  to the PlayStation Community (PSN) carrier on-line which lower back to carrier after a wreck of 1 month following the hacking of the community Sony said .


The offer "Welcome Back" by the manufacturer of the PS3 is designed to thank customers for their patience and loyalty to calm the discontent and minimize churn. Online players will then download two free PS3 games and / or PSP (you will find the short list of titles offered on this page ) from the PlayStation Store. Which may require a few more days of patience, the 'Store' is also called into service progressively.

PS3 owners can download any of the two games to keep:

  • Dead Nation ($14.99,
  • inFAMOUS ($19.39,
  • LittleBigPlanet ($13.99,
  • Super Stardust HD ($9.99,
  • Wipeout HD ($19.99, without the “Fury” expansion pack)
For the best bang for your PS3 buck, download inFAMOUS and Wipeout HD + Fury, which is worth about $40.
PSP owners also face a similar conundrum: which two titles to download to maximize this offer from Sony?
Market value for these titles are as follows:
  • LittleBigPlanet ($19.54,
  • ModNation Racers ($19.81,
  • Pursuit Force ($8.97,
  • Killzone Liberation ($10.37,


Besides the titles of free games, subscribers will also receive PSN ranges graceful subscription (which is the least after a month break): 30 days More PlayStation for non-subscribers, 60 days for subscribers and also 30 days of free access to service customers download music Music Unlimited.For the rest, " we are working on an offer 'Welcome Back' for PlayStation Home we will post details once it is confirmed " , says Sony on his blog.


A few minor differences, the Welcome Back program is similar to Europe and the United States. The restoration of services in Asia, including Japan, to take place later for reasons not made explicit.In contrast, not a word, for now, the possible consequences and measures to deal with piracy of personal data of some 100 million accounts  opened on various online services from Sony (NSP , Qriocity, SOE Music Unlimited …).The Japanese automaker has recognized that information including bank-specific payment card numbers were stolen.

This could, according to the Ponemon Institute, to cost Sony up to $ 300 per account hacked. In this part, Sony has set aside up to $ 1 million per account for the consequences of theft of digital identities and possible legal actions. A war chest set aside solely for North American market.


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