PSN apology sale launching this weekend
January 21, 2015 // 12:12 p.m.
Playstation Network is launching a 10 percent discount sale over the weekend as an apology for the outage the network suffered over the Christmas period.
Starting on January 23 and running until January 26, the sale will be accessible via a one-time use promotional code on anything eligible. The discounted transaction needs to finish before the end of the sale and needs to be made through a Playstation 3, Playstation 4 or through the online web-facing storefront.
Things covered by the sale include ‘hundreds of thousands’ of items from new releases through to older indie titles, DLC packages and season passes. Not everything will be available at a discount however for example subscriptions or pre-orders. Transactions made on the PS Vita, Playstation TV and PSP will also not be valid.
Although the discount code will only be available for one use, it can be applied to multiple purchases in the same transaction. The 10 percent discount code will be shared over Playstation’s Twitter feed and through the Playstation Store itself.
As well as the weekend sale, Sony is also beginning to roll out a five day extension to Playstation Plus members who were affected over the Christmas downtime.
Playstation Network along with Xbox Live suffered from an extended period of down time over Christmas thanks to a DDoS attack carried out by hacker group Lizard Squad.