Sony giving PS Plus subscription extensions, 10 percent discount over PSN outage

Sony is giving PlayStation Plus subscribers who were impacted by the PlayStation Network’s downtime this Christmas an extension to their subscriptions, Sony Entertainment Network VP Eric Lempel said on the PlayStation Blog today. The company will also give all PSN users a one-time use 10 percent discount on a PlayStation Store purchase.

The five-day extension to PlayStation Plus subscriptions will be available for members who had an active membership or free trial on Dec. 25, 2014. The extension will be automatically applied.

Sony’s 10 percent discount code will apply to a “total cart purchase” in the PlayStation Store. The discount can be applied to PlayStation Store content including games, add-ons, season passes, television series and movies.

The PlayStation Network was the target of a denial-of-service attack on Christmas Day and users of the service experienced extended downtime and intermittent connectivity issues for days. Sony brought components of its network back online on Dec. 29, though some connectivity issues remained. In the days after the attack, authorities have reportedly questioned and arrested suspected members of the hacker group that claimed responsibility for the attacks.