Update – Playstation Store Welcome Back is Overwhelmed
Just like when the Network went up, and the store first came back, it’s overwhelmed. You’ll be seeing a lot of time-out errors and slow downloads. I suggest waiting to redeem your freebies for a day or two, or at least later at night. If your selected free games errors out or times out and you can’t select it anymore, head to Account Management, Transaction Management, Services List, SCEA Promotions and your game selection should be there, where you can select and grab them.
Playstation Store Welcome Back Gifts
If you were paying attention on Wednesday night, or if you have no doubt heard the the news since then, the Playstation Store is Online. Sony stated that the free welcome back gifts that were announced would be available in the next several days and now they have fulfilled that promise with as many as 4 free game downloads if you own both a PS3 and PSP. Here’s the Playstation Store Welcome Back list straight from Sony:
For PS3 owners, go to the ‘Welcome Back’ section in the PlayStation Store, and select 2 titles from the following list:
- Dead Nation
- Super Stardust HD
- Wipeout HD + Fury
For PSP owners, go to the ‘Welcome Back’ section of PlayStation Store on your PSP system and select 2 titles from the following list:
- LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
- ModNation Racers
- Pursuit Force
- Killzone Liberation
Unlike standard Plus games, these will be permanent downloads, freely available forever. All PSN users get 30 days of Plus for free and Plus subscribers get a 60-day extension to their contract. There are 100 free times available in Playstation Home for those that use the services, and some perks for Qriocity music users as well. The Video section of the has some Playstation Store Welcome Back gifts in the form of “On-Us” free rentals. This part of the deal doesn’t seem all that great as the videos are only available this weekend.
What Playstation Store Welcome Back Gifts are you getting?
I’m grabbing Dead Nation for co-op purposes and probably Super Stardust HD? If I had a PSP I would go with Killzone Liberation and ModNation Racers. What is everyone else going to pick?
Playstation Store Welcome Back Videos
Currently listed as these: Ghostbusters, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, and Bad Boys.