As we just confirmed to you moments ago, the PlayStation Store is finally back online, after months of downtime as a result of cyber attacks that forced Sony to close the PlayStation Network down. Unfortunately though, we can confirm that the Welcome Back Package is still not available.
As most of you will know, the welcome back package is different depending on which region you’re living in, with the choice of free games for the PSP and also PSP varying considerably.
PSN users will get a choice of two free PS3 and PSP games from a selected list, while you’ll also get some unannounced region-free content as well. Perhaps more importantly though, regular PSN users will also get a free 30 day subscription to PlayStation Network Plus, allowing you to download content to your hearts content it seems, unfortunately Sony has remained pretty quiet on this though.
Sony has recently stated on the US PlayStation Blog that the Welcome Back Package is coming ‘soon’, and although there’s plenty of new content on the store via the update, it would have been nice if gamers could enjoy their Welcome Back Packages on the very first day that the store returns.
When will the Package be available? Sony should be well aware that gamers are not too patient these days, and we have a feeling that it won’t be ready until next week at somepoint – although another Store update is scheduled for Friday June 3rd.
Are you happy that the Store is back, or feeling a bit disappointed that the Welcome Back Package is not available yet?
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