It was a tough holiday for Sony and gamers alike.
Hackers disrupted service to both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, but it took the better part of a week for the PSN to return to mostly full service.
Obviously, customers were none too pleased and to compensate for the mess, Sony has offered a Holiday Thank You, as detailed over at the PlayStation Blog . Sony Network Entertainment vice president Eric Lempel announced the company's plans of contrition, as it were:
PlayStation Plus Membership Extension: If you had an active membership or a free trial on December 25, you'll receive a membership extension of five days. The extension will be applied automatically.
10-Percent PlayStation Store Discount: We get a 10-percent discount code that is good for a one-time discount on any PlayStation Store purchase. Sony will announce more details soon.
That's not bad, considering the PSN was down for only a few days. Even so, you can bet this kind of thing will continue to follow Sony around for quite some time, unfortunately.