Sony's real sorry about that whole "unable to play all of your online games for a month" thing, guys. To compensate for the outage, they'll be giving PSP and PS3 owners alike free games.
The exact offerings vary from territory to territory. The rewards detailed here are for all existing PSN and Qriocity users in North America. They'll be available soon.
PSN users will be able to select two PS3 games from the below list. You'll have 30 days to download them from the PlayStation Store once restore. You'll be able to keep them forever:
- Dead Nation
- Super Stardust HD
- Wipeout HD + Fury
PSP owners, meanwhile, can pick two of the following games. These games will also be available to download for 30 days:
- LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
- ModNation Racers
- Pursuit Force
- Killzone Liberation
The free games are just part of the package, though. Sony's also giving out a bunch of freebies related to the other PSN features:
- A selection of “On Us” rental movie titles will be available to PlayStation Network customers over one weekend, where Video Service is available. Those titles will be announced soon.
- 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PlayStation Plus subscribers.
- Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive an additional 60 days of free subscription.
- Existing Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription members will receive an additional 30 days of free premium subscription.
- Additional 30 days + time lost for existing members of Music Unlimited Premium/Basic subscription free of charge for existing Premium/Basic members.
- To welcome users Home, PlayStation Home will be offering 100 free virtual items. Additional free content will be released soon, including the next addition to the Home Mansion personal space, and Ooblag’s Alien Casino, an exclusive game.