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PSN Welcome Back Package: Activation instructions for PS3 and release update

As most of you are aware, the PlayStation Network and more importantly, the PlayStation Store is now back online and working fine for PS3 gamers in Europe and the US. Sadly, the Welcome Back Package is not available yet, but the good news is that we have an update to give you.

We previously told you that it was just ‘coming soon‘, but now we have some further information from you, which actually comes direct from PlayStation Germany and their official Twitter account, as reported from Gamersmint.

According to them, the Welcome Back Package will be with you in a matter of days, meaning that there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to download the free games and use the 30 day PSN+ package over the weekend. Since this is PlayStation Germany, we’re not sure if this applies to the Welcome Back Package in the US too, but we’ll try to find an update on that for you today.

On a side note, Sony has posted a message on their Blog, informing users that the Welcome Back Package will come in the form of an individual section on the PlayStation Store. Apparently, users will need to download this as a file, and then afterwards you’ll have access to all the swag that Sony are offering in different regions. It will be interesting to see what those of you with multiple accounts can get your hands on. Theoretically, it could mean that you may be able to download 6 PS3 games and PSP games for free, with 2 of each platform from the US, Europe and Asia PlayStation Stores using your different accounts.

Speaking of Asia, the PlayStation Network is still not back up in Hong Kong and Korea, let alone the PS Store, so spare a thought for gamers over there while you all enjoy the PSN right now. We’ll try to find an update for you on that as well.

Are you looking forward to the Welcome Back Package?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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