Sony have today released details of their PSN ‘Welcome Back’ package for North American customers, with PlayStation Plus service and free games the order of the day.

Offered by way of a thank you for sticking with the beleaguered company through their torrid PlayStation Network affair, Sony is offering a free month’s subscription to their PlayStation Plus PSN upgrade for users who don’t currently subscribe. Existing customers will have a month’s usage added to their account free of charge.

Most interesting is the offer of two free games to download from a list of 5 for PlayStation 3 owners and 4 for PSP owners. There is no mention about whether owners of both consoles can take a total of 4 free games though, so we’ll have to wait and see how that pans out.

The games available (for North American gamers, remember) are:

PS3:

  • Dead Nation
  • inFAMOUS
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Wipeout HD + Fury

PSP:

  • LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
  • ModNation Racers
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation

Alongside the offer of free games and PS Plus subscription, Sony is also offering an ‘On Us" weekend where a selection of movies will be available to watch for free. Titles to be available have not yet been announced, however.

Fans of Sony’s PlayStation Home (both of you) will be pleased to hear the company is also giving away 100 free virtual items for your delectation.

Sony fans in North America can read the full press release here, while European and Latin American users should check their respective PlayStation blog posts for information on what they’ll be offered.

While free stuff is always welcome, we can’t help but think many would rather Sony have just prevented the hole palaver in the first place.

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