With stellar sales numbers, Sony’s PS5 is one of the best-selling systems of the year, and with so many critically acclaimed exclusives, it’s not hard to see why. So, what better way to ring in the holidays than to get your hands on a brand-new PS5 console, controller, and a full year of PS Plus all for free? Thanks to Sony’s Season of Play promotion, you can do just that, provided you’re the lucky winner – and that you know your stuff about PS Plus and GTA, though we can help with that.
While the Xbox Series X|S are by all means great consoles, there’s a reason the PS5 has been on top, and PlayStation in general, for as long as it has. With many of the best games on consoles being PS5 exclusives, there’s a whole world of games you’re missing out on and new PS5 games coming out all the time. So, if you’ve yet to pick up the best gaming console of the year, perhaps your time has come – and without spending a dime either.
Running from Tuesday, December 19, 2023, until Friday, January 5, 2024, you can enter a contest to win a PS5 Digital Edition bundle including 12 months of PS Plus Premium. All you have to do is head to the PlayStation Plus website and answer five questions about the PS Plus Game Catalog to be automatically entered into the competition.
However, it’s not quite so simple in practice. As the terms and conditions note, you’ll have to correctly answer the four closed-answer questions and the closest correct answer to the open-answer question to be a potential winner.
The first question is the open-ended question about how many hours on average PS Plus members spent playing GTA Online this year – a tough ask. Again, don’t worry, you’re not expected to guess it with 100% accuracy. Give it your best guess. As for the other questions, these are much simpler to answer correctly if you know your stuff about GTA and PS Plus:
- Q2: ‘More than 221 games’
- Q3: ‘Los Santos’
- Q4: ‘Grand Theft Auto 5’
- Q5: ‘All of the above’
Although you have to put in some legwork to even be in for a chance of winning this free PS5 console bundle, it’s well worth the effort. The PS5 is an incredibly powerful console with some of the best games out there, from exclusives like Spider-Man 2 and God of War Ragnarok to multiplatform games looking their best on PS5. Check out the best PS5 games to find out more about what you can dig into if you’re the lucky winner.
Don’t overlook the free year of PS Plus Premium, however. Sure, it’s not quite as flashy as a brand-new next-gen console, but the PS Plus Premium and Extra titles you can get your hands on are generally excellent games. Though the subscription would usually be pricey, it’s worth it if you’re an avid gamer. Take a look at the PS Plus Extra and Premium games for December 2023 to get an idea of what to expect, as well as all the standard PS Plus free games you’ll get access to each month.
Sadly, the bundle doesn’t include the DualSense Edge, though it’s no doubt the best PS5 controller and one of the best PS5 accessories you can get. As our PS5 DualSense Edge review explains, it’s certainly worth picking up if you’re the lucky winner, or if you decide to purchase a PS5 anyhow.
This free PS5 console promotion isn’t the only thing worth celebrating right now either, with the Season of Play promo also offering up tremendous sales and even free online multiplayer earlier in December. Likewise, PS Plus continues “bringing innovation” amid a huge PS5 milestone, with Sony showing strength after strength. If you’re eager to pick up a new PS5 or if you turn out to be the fated winner of the free PS5, then you’ll want to know all the best PS5 deals in the PlayStation Store sale this December, with some of the best games at their lowest ever prices.