Win a PS4 20th Anniversary Edition on PlayStation Store

Make any purchase on PS Store to qualify for our competition

Buy anything on PlayStation Store between 23rd January 2015 at 00.01am GMT and 18th February 2015 at 11:59pm GMT to enter our competition to win a very special 20th Anniversary Edition PlayStation 4. We’ve got four of these incredible consoles to give away.

Once you’ve made your purchase we’ll send you an email containing a link to the competition. Answer all our questions in the fastest time you can manage and you’ll be in it to win it.

This competition is only valid for emailable customers. To make sure we can send you the entry email, click here to update your Notification Preferences by selecting “Yes, I would like to receive information on PlayStation products and services”, or here to create a Sony Entertainment Network account if you haven’t already.

Help PlayStation Store celebrate 20 years of PlayStation and win a piece of gaming history!

Note: This contest is only open to entrants from the following regions: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. For a full list of terms and conditions, go here.

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Please, for the love of everything, stop with the “fastest to answer questions” and the likes competitions, they only reward those who can write the fastest scripts. Make it a simple prize draw, give everyone a fair chance. 4theplayers, not 4thecheaters.

Steve_Of_The_O 16 January, 2015 @ 12:06
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Literally just logged in to post the same thing. I don’t even bother entering anymore.

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Seriously, the only people who can win this way are:
– scripts
– if you somehow exclude people with scripts, then it’s people who have watched others answer the questions and know the answers

These contests are seriously useless.

Yeah, I agree. Enough with the fastest to complete XXX scenarios. These competitions don’t give everyone an equal chance and are likely to be exploited.

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I want one… :D

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Might I ask why Greece is never part of your competitions? We buy the same games at the same prices!

Yeah, with money lent to you from all those other countries!!!

VictorAnalogy 16 January, 2015 @ 12:09
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Booooo! A pox on fastest questions contests!

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I assume this means the 10% discount code will also start on the 23rd as well then, after January sales are over.

European_Gamer 16 January, 2015 @ 12:18
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I agree with Lycan please change the competitions so you either pick a random winner from everyone who answered correctly or make competitions where you pick the best answer.

Should just be given a chance per item purchased or just one chance if you buy anything. This fastest nonsense means I have no chance, but maybe a 0.00008% chance if it is more akin to a raffle…. I prefer those odds.

I wish you would drop this fastest time to answer nonsense. Just have the questions and then choose a winner randomly from the people who answered them all correctly.

It seems I’m not the only person who thinks this, so it would be nice if you considered the change.

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Got to agree with the others—if a competition method is so abused by scripts, then what’s the point? Honestly, you’re better off just doing it the old fashioned way with first name out of a hat. Fairer and less open to abuse.

Why isn’t Norway among those in the list? I mean Denmark and Sweden is in? What happened to Norway?

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I’m pretty sure its because Norway is not part of the E.U, so they have different rules (something to do with taxes when u receive a prize). And you know how much Norway loves to tax you. Sucks for me, who moved from Norway to Denmark, but can’t enter because my PSN account is Norwegian, and it is not possible to change the country… Anyway, like everyone had been saying, the fastest to answer method is ridiculous so it would suck anyhow…

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Switzerland ain’t on that list either. Why should we be excluded from such a contest, just because we ain’t EU? Even though we live in small countries (population), Norway and Switzerland are among the richest 10 countries worldwide. And hardly any EU member can claim that.

Same here, the timed competitions are rubbish and I never bother with them.

Cant stand these fastest time competitions there is many ways in which a person can cheat such as scripts or even just finding out the questions from somewhere,

I can see why these types of comps are done as the idea is obviously the biggest fans of playstation would be able to answer the questions more quickly. Nevermind

Being the biggest fan doesn’t mean you could answer them quicker than someone else, though. Not everyone reads quickly, or they may be using a mobile device.

You could be the biggest super fan of Playstation and know everything, yet still get screwed over by this stupid competition setup. I’d rather take my chances at being randomly chosen, than have my speed and dexterity tested. Those kind of skills should be saved for the video games, not the competitions to win the games.

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Seriously guys, we have made it PERFECTLY clear before that we DON’T WANT this fastest person competition. Why isn’t it just “buy something on the store and be entered into a draw”? I’m really not going to bother with his now even if I get the email and I certainly won’t be going out of my way to buy something on the store now either :/
Sometimes its so obvious you don’t listen to us, it hurts :( Look at the amount of people here who said they don’t want competitions run like this http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/11/11/win-ultimate-playstation-prize-package/

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Okay, nice reply above on the first comment Jose. I want to make it clear I am aware that you have acknowledged you are listening. :D Thank you.

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I got one on a cosplay contest a month ago :P I made a Jak & Daxter cosplay… Sony should make something like that, it would be far more interesting then this.

I agree with others. Please stop the fastest time competitions…

What is Sony’s obsession with these ridiculous “fastest to answer” contests? They are in no way fair to all entrants.
Why on earth not just have a simple “we will pick 4 random winners from everyone who bought something” and give everyone a fair and equal chance?

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Just want to echo what seemingly every single reply to this post has already said. Please stop with the fastest time competition. A random prize draw would suffice.

Stop with the fastest time competitions – listen to your customers Sony please!
Just do a random raffle – it’s the fairest way, and everyone will accept that.

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Enough of the fastest fingers Compo’s people are going to get sick of it.. WAIT.. they are getting sick of it.

I might wait to buy anything from PSN until the compo is over then, Doesn’t effect me but Sony just lost some money :)

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Does anybody from Sony actually read these comments? I don’t enter any competition anymore because of this fastest wins nonsense.

:-( fastest time quiz – why not just do a raffle for everyone who enters?!

Why is Africa screwed out of it :(

Just silly. Why have these type of competitions! I agree that it should be a raffle out of who gets all the answers correct not some exploitable BS.

I would love to buy something. But WHERE IS the 10 % discount that they promised us

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My guess is that it comes on the 23rd. This competition is just added incentive to make everyone use the 10% code…

Works for me as I will get REHD and Grim Fandango..

Nintendo managed to allocate the Ambassador Edition to those registered as ambassadors (not sure of criteria as had 3ds since launch but no email for me) but Sony just chose to do popup shop that served a minority of the real loyal Playstation fanbase and then a seemingly random online sale followed by fastest answer competitions that demonstrate nothing with regards to whether you have ever even been a part of the 20 years Playstation is celebrating. Shame as there are lots of us who have supported Sony across all the generations and PSP/PSPGo and Vita (even though Sony themselves seem reluctant to support them with first party titles anymore) that would have loved the opportunity even if funding wouldn’t allow

I tried everything(legal to) :D to get 1 but still didn’t get 1 :( + i HATE these fast competitions :-/ Oh well.

I was going to buy something on the store purely to be entered into the competition. But then you add the unnecessary ‘fastest to complete a quiz’ step. Now I will not be making a purchase.

Nail on head!

I was also going to buy something and then saw that it’s just the same fastest-entry-nonsense as usual. So now I’m not going to buy anything. Could you PLEASE consider changing the competitions to a random draw instead?

Finallygotit_Pom 16 January, 2015 @ 17:06
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India?? No??

SUPERMAN_Toy-_- 16 January, 2015 @ 17:07
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Man forget about xbox one lemme get a playstation 4.

SUPERMAN_Toy-_- 16 January, 2015 @ 17:11
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Id have a playstation I got a lame xbox360 and I need a ps4 asap.

I was going to complain that this was another of those awful fastest answer competitions that there is no point for me to enter, but then I see from the list of countries I wasn’t eligible anyway. Ah, well.

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Not for Ukraine, as usual!

Jose Godoy – your comment is appreciated, but the “skill” needed is in answering the questions correctly. That’s why so many competitions have a really simple question/answer to prevent them being a “raffle”. Someone at Sony’s legal; team needs to re-read the guidelines as I suspect they’ve misinterpreted. The “fastest to answer” clause excludes disabled people from the competition, something I feel may impact Sony more should they ever be pulled up on it.

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A VERY good point. PlayStation should be about inclusion, not excluding people. Even without the consideration of scripts or teenagers’ faster reaction times, these competitions are impossible to win for the disabled and the elderly.

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I hope there will be many more such comments regarding disabilities. Spot on, DiJayEm! I’m sorry to say that out loud, but not that long ago, disabled people were considered less human than “normals”. I thought we as a people had outgrown such primitive misconceptions…

The address of this blog is blog.eu.playstation.com
But you are excluding EU countries like Greece.Why do you keep countries out of these events when you are supposed to officially support all EU countries???
Please provide a serious answer.

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Stop emailing me about competitions that are impossible to win with stupid fastest entry garbage, and stop blatantly ignoring everyone else who can’t do it. As far as I’m concerned you’ve wasted $100,000s of dollars on p**sing people off because none of these are worth entering.

Why are some countries left out of this competition?..

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Like a lot of people have said fastest answer does not seem very fair, but if there has to be a question to make sure they are a fan then that is fair enough to make it a random selection from the correct entries

Have to agree with everybody else timed coms are lame, and even lamer when not all of EU can enter. Well both are equally as lame making something lame lamer.

KingGidorah88 17 January, 2015 @ 09:23
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I call BS about it being a law requirement, for fastest entry only.

Sony will screen what you deem is possible? Does anyone else see a flaw in this?! What if someone honestly got the fastest time & was deleted from winning? It is not a infallible system & should not be used.

You are discriminating against people with learning disabilities & disabled. I’m sure there are laws against that.

Please someone get legal on Sony’s immoral policies.

Yeah I’m not going to enter this. Make it for fair for crying out loud. I’d rather have 100 questions about the playstation history than doing this.

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Hum Hum !

Warning, look that
Arnaque triche tromperie le concour playstation 20th anniversaire ( belgique) : http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2015/01/16/win-ps4-20th-anniversary-edition-playstation-store/

ENLISTEDGUSSGUSS 17 January, 2015 @ 19:40
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Please just pick 4 random guys at a time using Psn. Info

Shadowdragoon 17 January, 2015 @ 22:13
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you have sweden as entered, you guys better bloody well have the same contest for Norway..

RealLondon-FC 17 January, 2015 @ 22:40
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Cant wait so excited! Hopefully I win one :D

I actually prefer these kinds of competition over those that leave everything for the RNG. But it should be clear and fair (publish the actually winning time and stuffs). Because obviously I will have my time to compare.

cheezdoodle96 17 January, 2015 @ 23:38
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Sorry for being off-topic, but does anyone know what happened to REmake? I previously saw it in the store but had no interest in the digital version, but when I found out it was digital only in the west and decided to pre-order it I couldn’t find it anywhere, neither on the PS3, PS4 nor the PC store.

remanufacture 18 January, 2015 @ 00:14
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To Jose’s Comment on this post about the fact that a legal requirement in the EU for the prize draw to be a game of skill while this is true of in some circumstances, the very fact that this is a free to enter competition makes most gambling licenses negligible for this draw.

Since it is free to enter, the actual pressure on the draw to be equal and fair for each entrant doesn’t exist as it is only when a competition costs money and a profit can be made that most gambling licensing comes in to play. While there is complications around the fact you are only allowing people to access if they have bought something on PSN store, this shouldn’t effect it as a free entry prize draw. To host this type of draw you do not need a gambling license as no profit is made of the actual draw it’s self. It could be argued that the draw will effect people into buying extra on the store, however if it is limited to one entry per person – No game of skill is necessary. Do you see any competitors acro...

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To Jose’s Comment on this post about the fact that a legal requirement in the EU for the prize draw to be a game of skill while this is true of in some circumstances, the very fact that this is a free to enter competition makes most gambling licenses negligible for this draw.

Since it is free to enter, the actual pressure on the draw to be equal and fair for each entrant doesn’t exist as it is only when a competition costs money and a profit can be made that most gambling licensing comes in to play. While there is complications around the fact you are only allowing people to access if they have bought something on PSN store, this shouldn’t effect it as a free entry prize draw. To host this type of draw you do not need a gambling license as no profit is made of the actual draw it’s self. It could be argued that the draw will effect people into buying extra on the store, however if it is limited to one entry per person – No game of skill is necessary. Do you see any competitors across the EU offering prize draws in the same manor? no?

So I feel that Jose isn’t being fair when he uses this as an excuse for this type of mechanic to enter the prize draw as obviously this is just their preferred method. It does however sound suspect if they are to remove entrants because of the fact they suspect them to be fraudulent and I would say would put you in more of a legal grey area. Would it not be less effort to do a simple prize draw which doesn’t stop people with disabilities from entering? I would happy chat more about this as this information is something I work on every day.

Though one suggestion if all the rest of my information is not taken to discussion – could you not change the entry requirement to be that you will pick a random winner from the list of people who answer the questions quicker than X amount of time, then you are still adhering to the skill element that you feel is required while also making it a fairer competition for people who have difficulties in answering quickly for whatever reasons.

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So I’ve done some checking and of the countries in the PAL region, you’ve already excluded all that outlaw an open lottery, so please explain the *true* need for a “fastest answer” competition because the post made by Jose doesn’t make sense when this information is also considered.

Aside from the whole exclusionary argument whereby those with disabilities can’t compete (which as harsh as it may be, is simply a reality of the situation in the same way that Stephen Hawking couldn’t beat me at basketball even though I suck as basketball) it opens the whole thing to cheating and exploit, which you have no doubt seen countless times with dummy accounts testing the questions so that a script can post the correct answer in seconds, or as in the recent 20th Anniversary competitions where a was used to find the hidden URL for the entry page thus bypassing the skill element entirely.

Once again SCEE does something of its own volition that is entirely different to SCEA and Sony Japan (like ke...

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So I’ve done some checking and of the countries in the PAL region, you’ve already excluded all that outlaw an open lottery, so please explain the *true* need for a “fastest answer” competition because the post made by Jose doesn’t make sense when this information is also considered.

Aside from the whole exclusionary argument whereby those with disabilities can’t compete (which as harsh as it may be, is simply a reality of the situation in the same way that Stephen Hawking couldn’t beat me at basketball even though I suck as basketball) it opens the whole thing to cheating and exploit, which you have no doubt seen countless times with dummy accounts testing the questions so that a script can post the correct answer in seconds, or as in the recent 20th Anniversary competitions where a was used to find the hidden URL for the entry page thus bypassing the skill element entirely.

Once again SCEE does something of its own volition that is entirely different to SCEA and Sony Japan (like keeping last gen RRP for example as promised at E3 2013) but fails to given any valid reason as to why it has its own policy rather than following what appears to be Sony Global policy. We’ve been paying up to 60% more games and services (150% more in the case of Music Unlimited) for a long time now and I think it’s time someone at SCEE explained the true reason that things are different in the PAL region than literally everywhere else, because the explanations that have been offered so far are demonstrably false.

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I understand they’ve chosen the “fastest time” thing to bypass the Gambling Act where you need skill and/or knowledge to win… however, there are much better ways of going around this that doesn’t exclude the disabled, technologically-challenged, and dyslexics or slow readers: like simply adding open questions. Have questions like “What is your theory regarding the ending of–“, or “How would you describe the character traits of–“.

This allows fans to show their passion along with their knowledge and skill (as maybe their answers are based off finishing a game – which takes skill). And it still allows for some degree of luck as you probably wouldn’t sift through 100,000s of entries, rather maybe 100 and pick the best of the bunch.

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