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PSA: Looks Like PlayStation Is Done Surprising PS Plus Users With Store Credit

PSA: Looks Like PlayStation Is Done Surprising PS Plus Users With Store Credit

Late last week, Sony started surprising PlayStation Plus subscribers with an unexpected gift. A select few received notifications informing them that £10/$10 had been added to their PSN wallet, along with a message confirming that it was in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the PS Plus service.

There was no official announcement from PlayStation to let anyone know this was happening. The news simply spread via word of mouth as more users shared images of the message from PlayStation, along with their £10 credit. Of course, because there was no official announcement, there was no way to tell how many users would receive this credit, or when PlayStation would stop offering it out.

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As far as we can tell, the first few users got their free store credit on Friday, July 24th. The next few days then saw credit continue to roll in for subscribers, seemingly at random. This lasted all the way through to Tuesday, July 29th. Sadly, this surprise promotion/celebration now looks to have come to an end - and quite a few subscribers are wondering why they didn't receive the credit.

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It all came down to luck, I would imagine. PlayStation Plus currently has over 41.5 million subscribers, and there's absolutely no way that PlayStation was ever going to give £10 (or its equivalent) to every single user. Not only would that take ages, it'd end up costing the company a fair bit.

But that's fine, right? You can't miss what you never had, after all. But now that it all seems to be over, it looks a like only genuinely small amount of subscribers ever received the credit to begin with. According to a poll conducted by Push Square, just 3 percent reported having gotten the funds added to their PSN wallet.

Obviously that's 3 percent of people who saw and joined in with the Push Square poll and not 3 percent of all PlayStation Plus subscribers... but that's still a surprisingly small number, especially for a poll conducted by a PlayStation-focused publication. We'll probably never know exactly what the selection criteria for this mini celebratory gift was, but if you got some credit as part of it? Good for you.

Featured Image Credit: PlayStation

Topics: sony, PlayStation Plus, PS4

Ewan Moore

Journalist at GAMINGbible who still quite hasn’t gotten out of my mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), I went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis.