Update (28th July): Now that the dust has settled, it seems only a very small selection of PS Plus subscribers received free PS Store credit from Sony. In a Push Square poll, just 4 per cent admitted to receiving the freebie out of almost 6,000 responses. It appears Sony selected randomly, so good on you if you were a recipient of the funds.
Update (26th July): Sony's still in the process of sending free PS Store credit to PS Plus members, so if you haven't received your free money yet, consider sitting tight a little longer. We're hearing reports right around the web about people receiving the notification from Sony hours after this news broke. In fact, our roving reporter Robert Ramsey received the cash in the twilight hours of this morning, while the rest of the Push Square team has been left high and dry so far. There are, however, reports that the bonus is being sent out at random.
We'll attempt to get clarification from the Japanese giant to see if it's sending out the credit in waves, and if all PS Plus members can expect to receive it eventually.
Original Story: Who doesn’t love free money? Reports are coming in around the world of Sony sending out free PlayStation Store credit to PlayStation Plus members. It’s unclear what the requirements are to be eligible for the promotion – aside from being actively subscribed to the Japanese giant’s membership scheme, of course – but it looks like currency is being handed out right around the globe.
In the UK, you’ll score a very reasonable £10 of PS Store credit; in the USA, you’ll get $10. Meanwhile, those of you in Continental Europe will be eligible for €10, and so on. If you’ve been selected, you’ll receive a notification on your PlayStation 4, alerting you to the cash that’s been added to your PS Store wallet.
If you're eligible, you'll be notified with a similar message to the one embedded at the top of this article. You can find any correspondence from Sony by browsing to the Notifications section on the PS4 dashboard, and then hitting the Options button. Select the 'From PlayStation' toggle, and you should find a new message from the Japanese giant if you've been selected.
This all neatly coincides with the company’s Summer Sale, which has dunked the prices of dozens of titles. You can find out more about that through here. Did you receive the 10th anniversary sweetener? What are you planning to spend the free PS Store credit on? Let us know in the comments section below, and for the latest information on August 2020's free PS Plus lineup, follow the link.