PSN Welcome Back Package: What if you already own free games?

 

By Posted 20 May 2011, 12:00

Yesterday we gave you the news that the PlayStation Store will be back up next week. This will mean that users will be able to take advantage of the freebies being offered by Sony. But trouble is with the PSN Welcome Back Package, what if you already own the free games?

When Sony first listed the games which will be available to download, many of our readers contacted us and said they had already owned them. Many gamers complained on the forums of the PlayStation Blog which led to Nick Caplin responding to the complaints. He said that with so many users it was hard to find something to please everyone.

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An article by John Gilbert on PSPGweber.com is wondering if Sony could give out PSN credits instead. The games available are popular PS3 titles so many users will already own them, so will not benefit much from the compensation program. But for those users who don’t buy many games there is a good chance they won’t have the titles, so they will be quite happy with the choice.

There is no way Sony would have ever given out money as compensation, because at the end of the day the PlayStation Network is mainly free to use. But it would be nice if Sony could offer users who already own the title’s something which is of the same pricing level as an alternative. Or what about some free credits to get a small amount off a new game.

Unfortunately there will still be some unhappy users out there who are not pleased with the choices Sony is offering. But Sony are trying hard to put things right. Do you already own the games that Sony is offering?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bobbyljohnson Bobby Johnson

    I think Sony is being punished now if they are offering any thing is good. they did not ask for the hackers to do what they did. and Sony acted as fast as they could to protect the users by shutting down the FREE ON-LINE SERVICE. Now as far as I can see they are offering millions of dollars to it users as it is for something they did not do.. and people need to not punish them for that but be great full  they found and fix any problems on there FREE SERVICE no matter how long it took Man give them a Break. they have a had so much happen in japan and we are bitching because we can not play a game. the Game they are playing is surviving this entire MESS. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Davie/100000915619059 Jason Davie

     It’s not free you need to pay for the console to use the so-called FREE on-line service, I’m sure i paid £600 for my launch ps3 and supported sony by purchasing these games, They could have made up a list of 10 games themselves and let everyone on the PlayStation blog vote and the 5 with the most votes should have been the welcome back package

  • http://twitter.com/PeacekeeperSun Phillip Chako

     All i would really want woulkd a free DLC for DA2 the item pack i would be satisfied with that. thats like what 5$ rather then what the other games and services cost

  • http://twitter.com/PeacekeeperSun Phillip Chako

     All i would really want woulkd a free DLC for DA2 the item pack i would be satisfied with that. thats like what 5$ rather then what the other games and services cost

  • manika1998

    These games they’re offering aren’t very good except for LBP and I already own that :( PS. Dead nation only has 10 missions but we get more free games because of playstation plus.

  • manika1998

    These games they’re offering aren’t very good except for LBP and I already own that :( PS. Dead nation only has 10 missions but we get more free games because of playstation plus.

  • manika1998

    These games they’re offering aren’t very good except for LBP and I already own that :( PS. Dead nation only has 10 missions but we get more free games because of playstation plus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1050477512 Bergdís Margretar

    InFAMOUS is the only good game there… and i already own it -.- i could sell my copy, but if i get the game from PSN, do i need to get the trophies aaaaall over again?