PlayStation is giving all new PS5 owners a free game of their choice
The PS5 will celebrate its third anniversary in November, and despite component shortages and a pandemic, its sales have been quite successful thus fa...
The PS5 will celebrate its third anniversary in November, and despite component shortages and a pandemic, its sales have been quite successful thus far. With over 40 million consoles sold worldwide, PlayStation's latest offering already ranks among the top 20 best-selling consoles of all time. To carry this momentum into the holiday season of 2023, it is planning a new upgrader program.
The program has been quietly introduced by PlayStation, allowing new PS5 owners to choose a free game from a rather extensive list. The list consists almost exclusively of exclusive PS5 PlayStation titles, meaning there are some notable titles available. The Last Of Us Part 1, God Of War Ragnarok, and both Spider-Man games by Insomniac are likely popular choices, especially since the program ends on October 20, 2023, which is the release day of Marvel's Spider-Man 2.
There are 12 games to choose from, essentially all exclusive PlayStation titles released on the PS5 so far, with the addition of Death Stranding Director's Cut as a bonus. Things get a bit confusing when it comes to when this program started and who exactly qualifies for it. The text on the program's support page makes it clear that only new PS5 owners are eligible to claim a free game. However, there is no specified start date for the program, so it's unclear when you would need to activate your PS5 to be considered for a free game.
The PS5 is Sony's flagship gaming console, introduced in 2020, and it is available in both a standard and a digital-only version.
It would be worth considering if you recently activated a new PS5 to follow the steps on the support page to determine if you are eligible for a free game. To check if you meet the program's requirements, you need to go to the PS Store on your console, where a banner with the details of the offer awaits you. Then, you will be presented with the list of 12 games from which you can download one for free. Only US-based PS5 owners with an active PSN account who are 18 years or older are eligible for the program.
Hopefully, PlayStation is planning to announce the program more prominently in the coming days, and the support page was discovered just a little earlier. Otherwise, it seems somewhat odd that they created an offer aimed at selling more consoles but didn't shine a particularly bright light on it. If this offer has convinced you to finally get a PS5, preorder details for their Deep Earth Collection are now available.