For compensation of the 24-day's outage of the Playstation Network due to major security breach, Sony Computer Entertainment is offering PSN users a "welcome back" package of free content calling it a "customer appreciation program" available to all registered PSN users in the US and Canada.
"For 30 days after the PlayStation Store is restored, users can download and keep two games for either the PS3 or PSP, including: Dead Nation, inFAMOUS, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD, and Wipeout HD + Fury (PS3) or LittleBigPlanet PSP, ModNation Racers, Pursuit Force, or Killzone Liberation (PSP)."
"In addition, there'll also be a free movie rental weekend where Video Service is available, PlayStation Plus service will be available for free for 30 days, and existing subscribers will get 60 additioinal days for free. Existing Music Unlimited Premium "Trial" subscription members will receive an additional 30 days of free premium subscription, and "Basic" subscription members will receive an additional "30 days plus time lost.""
Finally, PlayStation Home will offer 100 free virtual items there as well.
Kotaku estimated the max. value of the welcome package to be $104.
Here's the break-up of the individual the above items:
- Dead Nation - $14.99
- inFAMOUS - $29.99
- LittleBigPlanet - $29.99
- Super Stardust HD - $9.99
- Wipeout HD + Fury - $29.99
- LittleBigPlanet (PSP) - $19.99
- ModNation Racers- $29.99
- Pursuit Force - $9.99
- Killzone Liberation - $14.99
- 30 days PlayStation Plus - $6.00 ($17.99/3)
- 60 days PlayStation Plus - $12.00
- 30 days Music Unlimited Premium Trial - $9.99
- ~54 days Music Unilmited Premium Basic - $18.99
- Video Rentals - between $2.99-$6.99
- 100 PlayStation Home items - typically between $0.25-$1.49 each