Sony Says 'Welcome Back' To PlayStation Network With These Freebies [Update: Now For North America Too!]S

Now that the PlayStation Network has respawned across various parts of the globe this past weekend, Sony is saying sorry in the form of free PlayStation 3 and PSP games. The PlayStation maker has outlined its "Welcome Back" offering for Europe and North America.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's head of communications Nick Caplan writes today that PSN users will get up to four free games for the PS3 and PSP from a select list. PlayStation Network account holders will be able to claim them from the PlayStation Store when that goes live—"just a little while longer," Caplan writes—provided they have access to the Store in their country.

Sony Computer Entertainment America has revealed its version of the PSN make-good plan, which is almost identical to SCEE's.

Here's whats on offer. Two PlayStation 3 games from the following list:

  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Infamous
  • Wipeout HD/Fury
  • Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty (Europe only)
  • Dead Nation
  • Super Stardust HD (North America/Germany only)

And two PSP games from the following list:

  • LittleBigPlanet PSP
  • ModNation Racers PSP
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation

That list is a bit different for PSN users in Germany, which swaps Dead Nation and Infamous for the less violent Super Stardust HD and Hustle Kings on the PS3. German PSP owners will get Everybody's Golf 2 and Buzz Junior Jungle Party instead of Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation on the PSP.

On top of that, PSN account holders can expect 30 days of free PlayStation Plus membership if they're non-subscribers, 60 days of free subscription for those currently enrolled in the program.

In North America, Sony will also offer a selection of to-be-announced "On Us" movie rentals "available to PlayStation Network customers over one weekend, where Video Service is available." PlayStation Home fans will also receive "100 free virtual items" and an "exclusive game," Ooblag's Alien Casino, in North America.

More details on additional make-good attempts at the European arm of the PlayStation.blog and its North American equivalent.

Sony Says 'Welcome Back' To PlayStation Network With These Freebies [Update: Now For North America Too!]

Details of The Welcome Back Programme for SCEE Users [PlayStation.blog Europe]