Sony Extending PlayStation Plus Memberships Due to Recent PSN Downtime

Following the lengthy PSN downtime last week, Sony has announced that they’ll be extending everyone’s PlayStation Plus membership by five days, which will be applied automatically to subscribers in North America and Europe.

Here’s their full statement on the matter, clarifying that you need to have had an active membership or trial on December 25 to be eligible:

Since access to PlayStation Network was impacted during the holidays, we wanted to show our appreciation for your patience by offering all PlayStation Plus members that had an active membership or free trial on December 25th a membership extension of five days. The extension will be automatically applied, so no action is necessary to receive the extension. We will post additional information here on PlayStation.Blog when the extension becomes available. If your membership or trial ends before the extension is available, you will receive five days of Plus to enjoy once the extension becomes available (we will notify you when).

Additionally, for both North America and Europe, Sony will be giving out a one-time 10% discount code to all PSN members. Full details are coming later this month, with the code valid on “blockbuster new releases, award winning indie games, game add-ons and season passes, and an enormous selection of TV and movies.”

If you missed it, the January 2015 PlayStation Plus free games in North America and Europe have been revealed.

What do you think you’ll use the 10% code on?

[Source: US PS Blog, EU PS Blog]