Sony is now offering a chance to win a PlayStation 5 console through a newly launched contest that requires you hunt down hidden codes. Specifically, starting today until 7 March, the company will randomly release 14 unique codes both online and offline via its social media channels, as well as high profile events in sports, gaming, film and even music.
The only hint provided regarding these codes, which the company refers to as “Treat Codes”, is that they’ll be presented as a combination of PlayStation button inputs. For those unfamiliar, these consist of the iconic square, triangle, cross, and circle shapes that are traditionally featured across all generations of PlayStation controllers.
Perhaps the biggest challenge for those who are interested in participating is expecting when and where Sony is planning to drop the codes. As mentioned earlier, all 14 of these will be presented without any warning, so it’ll be best to keep an eye out for every update on PlayStation’s official website, social media, YouTube channel, and even other online and real-world events that the Sony brand is participating in. Suffice to say, this is a clever move by the Japanese giant, as this would certainly rake up the number of hits and visitors to its various online and offline presences.
So what do you need to do if you happen to stumble upon a Treat Code? Firstly, you need to have a PlayStation account in order to participate. After signing in via Sony PlayStation’s official website, head over to the contest’s official page to enter the code and then answer a question relevant to where it was shown. Once you’ve made it past this stage, you’ll then be eligible to be in the running to win a brand new PlayStation 5.
Yes, you read that right. Hunting down codes and answering a single question won’t score you a free Sony video game console, but rather a chance to win it through a raffle. But if you’re up for the challenge, you’ll be glad to know that Malaysia is included in the list of countries that are participating in the Treat Code contest.
(Source: Sony PlayStation [official blog])