The PlayStation blog has announced a savings deal where, if a customer spends $100 on PlayStation Store purchases this month, he or she will receive $20 worth of PSN credit to use in November. Throughout October, all purchases will count towards the $100 limit. As noted in the announcement, “the credit back is limited to the first $100 you spend.”
Previously, Sony revealed the Day 1 Digital promotion, which allows customers to buy and download certain triple-A games on their respective days of release. PlayStation Plus members who have already pre-ordered one of the games listed for the Day 1 Digital promotion will have their money counted towards the $100 for the October savings. Among the titles listed for the Day 1 Digital promotion are Resident Evil 6 and Assassin’s Creed III. The deal applies in all of North America.
Analysis: This doesn’t sound like a bad deal. This isn’t exclusive to PlayStation Plus, for one. Also, since the triple-A games are selling for $60 even on the digital front, spending $100 in the month of October isn’t going to be very hard. The purchases just have to happen over PSN. According to a remark made by Morgan Haro in the comments section, any purchases made at retail that are redeemed by vouchers won’t work for this. However, you can buy PSN credit at retail, redeem that, and use that money in order to take part in these savings. Other than that, this sounds pretty straightforward. PSN users will definitely benefit from this month’s savings deal.