Wait for PSN to be back up, comprehending Sony’s plan

 

By Posted 3 May 2011, 08:53

The PlayStation Network continues to be unavailable for most users around the world as the downtime nears two weeks in length. A couple of days ago Sony announced the service will start becoming available this week, but while PS3 owners wait for PSN to be back up, we thought we would comprehend Sony’s plan.

Colin Moriarty from IGN is reporting that when the service first comes back online the PlayStation Store will not be available. Many PS3 owners will miss this feature almost as much as online gaming, but Sony is planning on giving users some free PlayStation entertainment content.

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But as PSN is not back up yet are PlayStation 3 owners getting enough from Sony? Many PS3 owners took up the PlayStation Plus service as soon as it became available, but by giving everyone thirty days free access to the service is that unfair to gamers who have already paid for the service? People who have already paid for the service are getting the same treatment to those who have not.

More importantly it could just be a clever marketing ploy by Sony to get more gamers signing up to the service long term. The company has no doubt lost a lot of money during the downtime, but by giving gamers who have not yet tried the PlayStation Plus service a free experience may lead to many signing up for longer.

There is nothing wrong giving all users some free time on the PlayStation Plus service, but wouldn’t it be fairer if Sony gave those who have already paid for the service a little more? What do you think about this? Should subscribers to the service have got a little bit more form Sony?

  • Jimmy

    No, they pay for what they pay for. Subscribers get a month free which means no charge that month where they normally would have paid. Free users get a month free which doesn't save them any money.

  • Rossco

    I dont care about free stuff or any credit related shite!! I just want to know when i can play some cod!! why people are worried about there credit card details i dont know?? if somebody uses ur details to buy something, the company will let u know and u get ur money back!! We just want online gaming back!!!

    • IDisLikeStupidPeople

      Dude, Seriously?? You dont think ANY one out there used a debit card?? Directly tied to their Bank Account..?! Are you so narrow in your scope of thought to comprehend how one piece of Information (Especially Sensitive) leads to another and so on? Man, It is no wonder NO body is scared of the United States any more. With Douche Bags and Dumb Asses like this everywhere you turn!!!

    • Logicalguy

      I couldn't agree more, credit card companies and banks alike are trained to look for suspicious behavior in your account. And if you're so worried, move your money to another account or cancel your credit card. But right now, I'm just ready to play some CoD.

  • CAllan

    I think it is a marketing scheme and it's gonna WORK! It would have been fair enough to give those who ALREADY have the services from PS Plus a free monthly subscription for the lost time. Those who don't have PS Plus don't need a free month of it. Most of the voices on blogs and gaming sites just wanna play their d**n games!! Well, they just need to…WAIT! However, MANY have made the argument that "since I bought a PS3 I am entitled to some kind of incentive for my loss. The big question here is: what exactly did you loose that you paid for? NOTHING!

    • ps3 dave

      you sound like a right jobsworth twat. do you work 4 sony????????? of course we deserve compensating, they are suposed to be providing a service and there not.

  • Jason

    I think they should give each person a down-loadable game of the users choice. I have Plus and don't want 30 days free and I know my brother who doesn't have plus, doesn't want it. We already have to pay $60 for a game and then pay more ($5 to $15) for down-loadable con-tense. So now we have been waiting and if my credit card is used I will be asking for a lot more then a free game. I also have been thinking about switching to x-box, they don't have this problem.

    • Lewisyoung12

      A free game shut up you don't pay for psn you haven't lost out on anything and quite frankly go to xbox if you can't find owt to do with out your ps3 you should be ashamed. Get some friends get a life and stop bitching

  • duffs

    I feel the same! I just want the network back up, I've got a week off work in a few days and want to enjoy my playstation to the fullest! The free stuff is a bonus but it doesnt really matter, lets just get gaming again =]

  • gary

    30day free trail of playstation plus? when i have already paid for a year? thats a joke and i feel mistreated , sony is really letting the costumers down!, 2 weeks of no gaming and this is there way of putting things right? if i was offered a swap for xbox and a few games with a years code to play online, i am leaaving sony!!! what the hell is 30day free trial! also all use have to do is give us all a release date, instead of palming us aside by saying have 30day free trail on plus!!!!!!!!!!

    • gary nemisis

      what are these empty threats about going to buy an xbox, anyone who decides to switch to xbox is an idiot, playsation is a much better console and the network will be back up soon… people forget that xbox has its problems to last year xbox live went down for 13days.. it can happen to any online company. your extra 30days on plus means you have lost nothing but a couple weeks of online gaming, this is not sonys fault and they are definatly doing their best to get it p quickly as they lose alot of money every day it is down.

      • Eric

        I AGREE TO THE FULLEST!!!!!

  • roger

    why pay all this money for your ps3 when you cant play it for weeks what is the point most people have got hacked off and gone and bought a x box now frre stuff aing going to help maybe a game or 2 might sony have been useless it took ages for them to talk about what happend o then they think they can give us this frr stuff omg load of bull

    • blaine

      you can play ps3, just not online, and nobody has lost things paid for, as the ones who have paid, have lost 2 weeks, but are getting 4 back…..think about this one

  • ROSSCO IS THE MAN

    I AGRREE WITH YOU ROSSCO WE JUST WANT TO PLAY COD, CREDIT CARDS ARE INSURED FOR TIMES LIKE THIS

  • rustigini

    rossco is 100% right you would not lose any money as your banks are insured and so is sony .

    just put the network on or at least call of duty games online , 2 weeks is long and my trigger fingers are getting stiff.

    rustigini .log in play the best when it comes on invite

  • cxsacsa

    i heard that subscribers get an extra free month ontop

  • rinke

    when will it actually be back up?

  • ruddy89

    yh so i have a 20 pound psn card and i cant use it no playstation store ive all redi scratched it ive ha it for 2 weeks fuk

  • ASSASS1N_K1LL3R

    If it's not back up on Sunday I'm getting an xbox

  • F1R3_BRINGAH

    Shit PSN is still not up. Although I have an Xbox, i refuse to pay to play online, but if the psn outage drags for too long then i might buy a 3 month xbl card. Hurry up sony ffs.

  • valverdeje

    Ya I'm getting tired of waiting and them telling us what they are going to do. They need to get act together and get back on line. You would think with all this technology they would be prepared. Just goes to show who much they care about their customers.

  • wayne

    i think its a load of sh it the way us the ps3 users r bein left in the lurch i do think they should give us all a free download and anythin takin out of the bnk nt by urself u will get bk and then u could su people bu 4 nw lets just hope its bk up and runnin soon cos i need 2 shoot sum americanos lol

  • Joe

    i think they should just give everyone the new map packs that are due out on cod next month and for people who dont play cod something different , but i just want to know when i can exactly go back online?

  • StopBitchin

    I don’t think those people that paid for Playstation Plus need to complain, it’s just another free month, they get treated like everyone else, take it or leave. You don’t like the way Playstation does, go to xbox a pay for every month you pay, hurt yourself. Who cares? I just wanna play my dang Killzone 3.

    • adam carr

      only if its on top of the 12 mts ive paid for ps+ if its just a free mth is it just replacing the mte ive lost or on to of
      so 13 mts worth not just replacing the 13 moth

  • andrere thomas

    anyone that play cod black ops add me had a friend if u got mic… andrew4992 ill kick anyone butt online lol

  • Chrissyboy420

    Buy an xbox haters hahahahahaha new maps are ok george romero does me head in..

  • Gimps

    xxxx all you bums get a life

  • luke

    jesus why do people who write these articles never have clue about whats actually going on.
    Evryone will be given a free month sub to playstation plus and customers who are already subscribed will get an extra month free. The question and the answer you posed are actually addressed in one of sonys q&a press releases if you researched properly.
    And its pretty obvious playstation store wont be available because that was the area the hackers targetted to breach the security. Online gaming has nothing to do with it, its just unlucky the store and network gaming are ran on the same network(even though they pretty much have to be). Otherwise they coulda just turned store off and told evryone to change their psn password and the gaming network coulda continued hypothetically lol

  • C.M

    At the end of the day you get what you pay for. You pay nothing your not going to get the worlds greatest response. Sure SONY have taken AGES with it but i personally believe waiting for a safer/securer gaming zone is alot better no more hacks on MW2 etc. Games can be played like there meant to be. As for all the people gloating or throwing pointless threats about getting an XBOX…GO Get one us PS3 players will not miss you AT ALL. We will wait for PSN and watch SONY rise to the top AGAIN and AGAIN. Im not one for the console war but when your going to be pathetic and say "OMG PSN HURRY UP IM GETTING AN XBOX". It's ON ! As for credit card, don't worry about it guys it was all encrypted and the banks WILL inform you. Wait then relax and Recieve as PSN comes back on ! ;)

  • You clever people

    Love it! Simpletons!!! Firstly, I cancelled my credit card, and spent hours changing passwords for various accounts! I want compensation for having to go without my card for 5 days! Plus the time and effort wasted due to there leak! P.s good luck to all you guys that don't care about your data being breached! FYI with that info they can take out loans and credit in your name, which screws your credit score, meaning no car loans, mortgages, overdrafts for you. Thats if your not taken to court for not paying finance which you did not ask for! Enjoy! Complain about missing playing games! Enjoy receiving bills to your home address, with your name out! Enjoy being the recipient of phishing scams! Enjoy proving you have not been fraudlant in long investigations! So glad you know what your talking about ;)

  • Funny

    Love it! Simpletons!!! Firstly, I cancelled my credit card, and spent hours changing passwords for various accounts! I want compensation for having to go without my card for 5 days! Plus the time and effort wasted due to there leak! P.s good luck to all you guys that don't care about your data being breached! FYI with that info they can take out loans and credit in your name, which screws your credit score, meaning no car loans, mortgages, overdrafts for you. Thats if your not taken to court for not paying finance which you did not ask for! Enjoy! Complain about missing playing games! Enjoy receiving bills to your home address, with your name out! Enjoy being the recipient of phishing scams! Enjoy proving you have not been fraudlant in long investigations! So glad you know what your talking about ;)

  • tom

    you lot need to get a life

  • BIG TIME

    Everyone should get more.

  • Sony FAILS

    Hey people. If you didn't know, Playstation Network did go back up, but it got hacked again

  • BigDon

    Who cares. I haven't changed anything….not even a password….and everything is fine. I've been sittin too close to the tv since I was little and I'm not blind, I eat candy before bedtime and my teeth haven't fallen out, and I don't wash grapes before I eat them – and i'm not sick. People worry to much.

  • alex

    I think sony is a piece of shit for going down I would of already had it back up in less than a week but if my acc is hacked sony will get it! Once more!!

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