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[PS4] Star Wars Battlefront £5.40, Mad Max £5.75, Shadow of Mordor GOTY £5.75, Arkham Knight £7.20 @ PSN US with PS+ 2-DAY TRIAL TRICK
[PS4] Star Wars Battlefront £5.40, Mad Max £5.75, Shadow of Mordor GOTY £5.75, Arkham Knight £7.20 @ PSN US with PS+ 2-DAY TRIAL TRICK

[PS4] Star Wars Battlefront £5.40, Mad Max £5.75, Shadow of Mordor GOTY £5.75, Arkham Knight £7.20 @ PSN US with PS+ 2-DAY TRIAL TRICK

In the Black Friday sales, a trio of US games stood out as being a pinch cheaper than their Canadian counterparts, namely Mad Max, Arkham Knight and Shadow of Mordor GOTY (Battlefront is a few cents cheaper in Canada, but still worth mentioning here, I felt).

Better still, with this cheeky PS+ hack, you can save even more. Full credit to thbm.

Some quick background: for some reason, trying to take advantage of a US/Canadian PS+ free trial doesn't work from the UK.

However, you can trick Sony into giving you two free days.

Simply sign into your US (or Canadian) account on your PS4, fire up a game and create a save file.

Now go to Settings > Application Saved Data Management > Saved Data in System Storage > Upload to Online Storage

When you try to upload you'll get an error message saying this feature is only for PS+ subscribers, but hey, why not have two free days? YES!

Now you can hit up the Black Friday sales and take advantage of the additional PS+ discounts.

And you can still use the 10% discount code D9NGJ7NF3L !! (Edit: as jay-uk has discovered, this is a one-time code).

£8.01 for $10 from PCGameSupply (https://mobile.pcgamesupply.com/catalog/buygames/sony-playstation-network-cards) yields the following prices (give or take a penny/cent):

Star Wars Battlefront
Was: $29.99
Now: $10.49
PS+ (10%): $7.49
10% off code: $6.74
Effective UK price: £5.40

Mad Max
Was: $19.99
Now: $9.99
PS+ (10%): $7.99
10% off code: $7.20
Effective UK price: £5.75

Shadow of Mordor GOTY
Was: $19.99
Now: $9.99
PS+ (10%): $7.99
10% off code: $7.20
Effective UK price: £5.75

Arkham Knight
Was: $19.99
Now: $11.99
PS+ (10%): $9.99
10% discount code: $8.99
Effective UK price: £7.20

51 Comments

U sir are a legend

I'll try when I'm home. If it works you're the best

Original Poster

jay-uk

U sir are a legend



Haha! I'm ok sometimes. Credit again to thbm for mentioning this earlier on the Canadian thread. Had a chance to try it just there.

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Bure11

I'll try when I'm home. If it works you're the best



All checked and verified I keep expecting Sony to turn round like, "Hang on a minute, you want a Black Friday discount and a PS+ discount and a 10% discount?!" X)

I wish I could deal with going through all that but sadly I can't :P I would go for battlefront at £5 though possibly, the amount of content it has included might just be worth the £5

silvercondor

Haha! I'm ok sometimes. Credit again to thbm for mentioning this earlier … Haha! I'm ok sometimes. Credit again to thbm for mentioning this earlier on the Canadian thread. Had a chance to try it just there.


Was going to get battlefront but u can't use the black Friday code twice
I was just trying to waste the final credit I had left on the US account

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phil36

I wish I could deal with going through all that but sadly I can't :P I … I wish I could deal with going through all that but sadly I can't :P I would go for battlefront at £5 though possibly, the amount of content it has included might just be worth the £5



It's really no hassle at all. If I went into similar detail about getting ready for work (get out of bed, remove boxers, turn on shower, wait for shower to heat up sufficiently, wet hair, apply shampoo...), you'd be like, "**** that, I'm staying in bed" X)

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jay-uk

Was going to get battlefront but u can't use the black Friday code twice … Was going to get battlefront but u can't use the black Friday code twice I was just trying to waste the final credit I had left on the US account



Aww man, that sucks. I should maybe mention that above...

Banned

I've got what I want from the sales on there now. But made a note of the trick for another occasion. Heat

Thanks for all the info OP. Will be ordering some games later tonight

I ordered £50 worth of games on there yesterday damnit!

does the ps plus trick work on Canadian accounts too?

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paulanscombe

does the ps plus trick work on Canadian accounts too?



The description says so...

Can't get the 10% discount code to work despite having not used it, poop

A while ago I was warned by someone on here to not get foreign ps+ games as your PS4 would be banned. Always avoided doing something like this because of it. Anyone know if there's truth behind this?

olygrom

Can't get the 10% discount code to work despite having not used it, poop


me too it says already redeemed

hotfinder

A while ago I was warned by someone on here to not get foreign ps+ games … A while ago I was warned by someone on here to not get foreign ps+ games as your PS4 would be banned. Always avoided doing something like this because of it. Anyone know if there's truth behind this?


I've been getting US games for my PS4 for almost a year, and on my PS3 for a few years before that and never once had any issues

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paulanscombe

does the ps plus trick work on Canadian accounts too?



It does indeed. I confirmed it on both earlier today.

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hotfinder

A while ago I was warned by someone on here to not get foreign ps+ games … A while ago I was warned by someone on here to not get foreign ps+ games as your PS4 would be banned. Always avoided doing something like this because of it. Anyone know if there's truth behind this?



Sony haven't made any effort to close a loophole that's been around for years. I set up Japanese and US accounts on my PS3 so I could effectively import a couple of Fire Pro games that just aren't available in the U.K.

Really the worst thing you're doing here is taking advantage of the exchange rate, which is no worse than going on holiday and picking up a cheap pair of designer jeans, say.

As for having your PS4 banned, I reckon it's more likely that your Canadian/US account would be banned and/or that you couldn't play the imported stuff on your UK account. But the current infrastructure absolutely supports having accounts in different regions.

jay-uk

Was going to get battlefront but u can't use the black Friday code twice … Was going to get battlefront but u can't use the black Friday code twice I was just trying to waste the final credit I had left on the US account



​Waste? Lol.

Thanks OP. 10% discount code did not work but the rest did

silvercondor

It's really no hassle at all. If I went into similar detail about getting … It's really no hassle at all. If I went into similar detail about getting ready for work (get out of bed, remove boxers, turn on shower, wait for shower to heat up sufficiently, wet hair, apply shampoo...), you'd be like, "**** that, I'm staying in bed" X)


yup that situation is totally hypothetical, doesn't reflect my reality at all >.>

Just phoned Sony to ask them would this work.

They said it would be fixed now I've alerted them, and thanked me.

Not really.

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Istanbul_Kop

Just phoned Sony to ask them would this work. They said it would be fixed … Just phoned Sony to ask them would this work. They said it would be fixed now I've alerted them, and thanked me.



"Hello, Sony Hotline? This is Istanbul Kop." X)

can anyone tell me how much Rainbow Six Siege will be after the PS+ and 10% discount before i go through this process please?

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hasj2

can anyone tell me how much Rainbow Six Siege will be after the PS+ and … can anyone tell me how much Rainbow Six Siege will be after the PS+ and 10% discount before i go through this process please?



Let me just consult my spreadsheet...

(I''m not even joking X))

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hasj2

can anyone tell me how much Rainbow Six Siege will be after the PS+ and … can anyone tell me how much Rainbow Six Siege will be after the PS+ and 10% discount before i go through this process please?



Ok, so it's $24.99 on both; $22.49 after the 10% discount code (no additional PS+ discount, I'm afraid). That's the equivalent of 18.02 USD or 13.33 CAD.

Some people have mentioned having trouble getting the 10% discount to work, but I've just used it (literally about five minutes ago) to buy Battlefront from the US Store. If you want to test it out, you can add Rainbow Six to your basket and try applying the code before you've actually bought your credit (from PCGameSupply or elsewhere).

Legendary trick

I have a Canadian account do i need to setup a U.S account or can i buy these games from the U.S store through my Canadian.

Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition was at $9.99 until they realised their mistake!

Nooooo I've used the 2 day ps+ and already have 5 accounts ugh... Would one more hurt lol

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polly69

I have a Canadian account do i need to setup a U.S account or can i buy … I have a Canadian account do i need to setup a U.S account or can i buy these games from the U.S store through my Canadian.



Yeah, two different stores, though someone mentioned you could mix and match DLC as technically they're the same region.

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irishsea

Nooooo I've used the 2 day ps+ and already have 5 accounts ugh... Would … Nooooo I've used the 2 day ps+ and already have 5 accounts ugh... Would one more hurt lol



Haha! I might have to do that too, if any more sweet PS+ discounts pop up in future. Good call.

I wish I saw this before I bought some games earlier. I could have thrown in Tales from the Boderlands with the extra 10% off!

silvercondor

Ok, so it's $24.99 on both; $22.49 after the 10% discount code (no … Ok, so it's $24.99 on both; $22.49 after the 10% discount code (no additional PS+ discount, I'm afraid). That's the equivalent of 18.02 USD or 13.33 CAD.Some people have mentioned having trouble getting the 10% discount to work, but I've just used it (literally about five minutes ago) to buy Battlefront from the US Store. If you want to test it out, you can add Rainbow Six to your basket and try applying the code before you've actually bought your credit (from PCGameSupply or elsewhere).



thank you for your help

Amazing.

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danjo23

I wish I saw this before I bought some games earlier. I could have thrown … I wish I saw this before I bought some games earlier. I could have thrown in Tales from the Boderlands with the extra 10% off!



Aye, it's a buck 50 on both stores, plus 10% discount. That's 80p from Canada. Eighty pence! X)

Did anyone else get a free $10 credit to add to their wallet? Had $9 left, added the free $10 and got Doom without having to add anything after the 10% code. Gotta love Black Friday sales!

Ah, seems it was for buying a PS4 Pro and it expires on the 30th, so if you bought one too then check on the store.
Edited by: "turbine" 27th Nov 2016

silvercondor

Aye, it's a buck 50 on both stores, plus 10% discount. That's 80p from … Aye, it's a buck 50 on both stores, plus 10% discount. That's 80p from Canada. Eighty pence! X)



​I've only got $1.22 left! And already used the one time discount code.
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