October and November are typically huge months when it comes to video game releases. Companies want to capitalize on the holiday shopping season, so they definitely go out of their way to make the biggest and best games available in that area. They know people are ready, willing and able to spend monday. Sony knows that as well, and has decided to institute a cash back program on the PlayStation Store for October 2012.
Here’s how the promotion works. If you spend at least $100 on PlayStation Store purchases, and we mean any kind of purchases, then in November Sony will send you a code for $20 to add to your account. You can then spend that $20 however you like. It’s a way of getting something for spending money you were already planning to spend.
Now, I know $100 sounds like a lot of money. And you’re 100% right, it is. However, it could go really fast this month. For starters, Sony has started the PSN Day 1 Digital program, where it will have Resident Evil 6, NBA 2K13, Dishonored, Doom 3: BFG Edition, 007 Legends, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Assassin’s Creed III available on the PlayStation Store the same day as they are in regular stores. NBA 2K13, Doom 3: BFG Edition, Dishonored and Need for Speed: Most Wanted are even part of a PSN+ promotion where 10% is taken off of the price if people pre-order. If you buy or pre-order two of those October 2012 $59.99 releases, you’ll already qualify for the free $20 credit.
So there you go. Sony’s making it easier to justify spending money on yourself this month. If you feel like taking the company up on the offer, go ahead. If not – no big deal. Spend the $100 on practical stuff or save it for later.
Read [PlayStation Blog]