The offer is “valid only in the U.S. for eligible PSN account holders who are at least 18 years of age and purchase and activate a new PS5 console by October 20, 2023 @ 23:59pm (PDT)”.
To redeem the offer, new owners must activate their PS5 and head to the PlayStation Store on the console, where they “may see a banner with this offer”.
Sony has quietly updated the terms of the free game promotion to make it clear that only invited users can redeem the offer.
Players can choose to claim one of the following 12 games, which must be redeemed by the same date and time listed above.
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered
- God of War Ragnarök
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- Demon’s Souls
- The Last of Us Part I
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
- Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
- Death Stranding: Director’s Cut
European PS5 console sales were up almost 200% year-on-year in August, thanks in part to increased availability and recent price promotions which have helped fuel speculation that Sony is attempting to clear stock ahead of plans to launch a new model with a detachable disc drive.
The company said in July that PS5 sales had topped 40 million worldwide. PS4 remains its fastest-selling console to reach the milestone, having hit 40 million sales two months sooner, but it didn’t face the same Covid-related supply issues that checked PS5’s momentum.
Sony is aiming to ship 25 million PS5 consoles during its current fiscal year ending in March 2024. If achieved, it would beat a 25-year-old console sales record set when the original PlayStation shipped 22.6 million units over a 12-month period.