After PlayStation Outage, Sony Offers Gifts As An Apology
Sony's online gaming service, the PlayStation Network, went down over Christmas, and the company's offering its users free stuff to apologize.By Matt Picht | January 2, 2015
Sony had a rough Christmas. Already suffering from the massive breach at Sony Pictures, the company was hit with another attack on Christmas Eve, when its online gaming service — the PlayStation Network — was thrown offline by a denial-of-service attack for almost four days.
Now that the dust has settled and the PlayStation Network is back online, the tech giant is looking to win back some customer support with the old industry standby: digital freebies.
The company announced in a blog post that every PSN member will get a discount code for 10 percent off one item in the PlayStation Store. Additionally, anyone who was signed up for PlayStation Plus — the subscription service that gives customers new games and perks every month for a fee — will get five extra days on their membership.