Sony handing out $50 in PlayStation Store credit with new Xperia Z3+ or Xperia Z4 Tablet purchases

Sony handing out $50 in PlayStation Store credit with new Xperia Z3+ or Xperia Z4 Tablet purchases
In what's likely an attempt to boost smartphone and tablet sales in the US, Sony has just debuted a promotion through which it is offering $50 in PlayStation Store credit to US residents who will get a Sony Xperia Z3+ or a Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

The Xperia Z3+, a slightly improved Xperia Z3 variant that Sony unveiled earlier this year, officially launched in the United States a few weeks ago, and now it looks like Sony is planning to put some weight behind marketing the phone in the upcoming months. Sony's recent campaign is yet another sign that the manufacturer isn't ready to officially launch the new Xperia Z5 in the US.

Nevertheless, if you're tempted by either the Sony Xperia Z3+ or the Xperia Z4 tablet, Sony will throw in $50 in PlayStation Store credit. To redeem the credit, customers will have to send photographs of the original sales receipt as well as fill out the IMEI number. All of this will be done through a dedicated website that closes for redemptions on January 31st, 2016. Devices purchased from either Amazon or B&H Photo Video between by the end of the year are valid for this promotion.

It's interesting to see Sony incentivizing the Xperia lineup of smartphones and tablets through PlayStation credit. In some ways, Sony's PlayStation division is lending out a helping hand to the company's own mobile business. It remains to be seen if this kind of cross-promotion is something that Sony is considering for the long run, or if it's just an attempt at clearing out Xperia Z3+ stocks.

What do you guys think of the deal?

source: Sony via Android Central



19. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Why PA gives Sony's phones bad scores and Apple iPhones high scores?... iPhone's cameras are designed by Sony ... What a irony.

14. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Holy god. I just came across the chrome Z5 premium. Looks so awesome!

16. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

It IS awesome! Outstanding build quality, IP68, 3430mAh, great camera and so on. Best phone of 2015 for me!

13. perry1234

Posts: 655; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Launch Z5 in US and promote it with $100 play store credit.

9. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

The Z4 tablet isn't available to purchase in the States unless you want to go through third parties who jack up the price. Sony had it on their website with "Coming in November". They updated it yesterday to say "coming soon". It has been saying coming soon since May. I called Sony 3 days ago and they had no idea when it was going to be available to purchase.

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I demand a review of the Z4 tablet.

4. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

It's going to be bias crap anyways

7. vuyonc

Posts: 1094; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Pros: great battery life, thin and easy to hold, decent build quality, great screen, reasonable colours, not bad camera, SD810 well tamed, good stereo speakers Cons: there's no Apple logo Score: 6.5. I guarantee it.

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Sony should sell it as Apple-Samsung iGalaxy TabPad Z4S+, it would get 15 from every tech site.

17. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

Here's mine, it's awesome and it was worth every penny(well, yen. I bought it on vacation in japan)

18. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Theyre going to give the Z4 tablet 6 - 7 (7 maximum score).

1. techbuttcheex

Posts: 205; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Are you ever going to review the Z4 tablet?

2. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

PA doesn't like to review Xperia's. They only like to write articles to give you an impression that Sony wants to get rid of the Z3+ because it's such a terrible phone. I've got news for you PA: it's actually a great phone.

10. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Sony is to expensive compared to the competition. A$100 dollar credit & maybe I'd buy a Z4

11. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Only the tablets and the midrange phones. All their flagships are just as pricey as the other flagship phones of other OEMs.

12. perry1234

Posts: 655; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Well , it depends. I find no phone with SD810 good enough, Even if it is the revised version, A Nexus 6P heats a lot after 30 min of usual mixed workload. MS is the only one which has applied liquid cooling to that dreadful chip.

15. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The z5 premium was engineered around the 810, if there is a phone that would take the 810 and not suck it's the Z5 Premium

20. perry1234

Posts: 655; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Yes I agree with your point , but few reports have been saying otherwise . Even on Phonearena there was a prototype that overheated and the camera had to shut down due to the same. But since it was a prototype , I will let that pass. A9 chip is the absolute best chip so far IMHO, throttles less than 10% under full load.

5. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Would you like another 7?

6. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Pros: Beautiful display, smooth and fast, exceptional battery life Cons: Price, it doesn't cook breakfast, it can't reverse climate change PA Score: 7

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