Sony just recently announced a massive overhaul of the PlayStation Plus subscription service in which the company introduced a new tier-based system with varying benefits according to price. The standard PlayStation Plus that we know today will soon become PlayStation Plus Essential with unchanged pricing. However, two new tiers were added, PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium, both of which offer more benefits but a higher cost.
PlayStation Plus Premium is the, as the name suggests, the most premium tier out of these as it offers all of the benefits of the PS Plus Essential and Extra tiers with the addition of digital backwards compatibility, allowing you to access roughly 340 classic games from PS1, PS2, PSP, PS3, and PS Vita games all on your PlayStation 4 or 5. This tier also includes exclusives demos from many games and PS Now game streaming.
With this new PlayStation Plus, Sony essentially axed PlayStation Now by combining it with PlayStation Plus. Going forward, from June in areas where PS Now is offered, it won’t be available as a standalone purchase anymore, instead you will need to subscribe to either PS Plus Extra or Premium to avail the benefits of PlayStation Now. But, June isn’t here yet and that has led to an interesting discovery.
PlayStation Plus Premium for half the price
When Sony announced these changes to PlayStation Plus, they said that all existing PS Now users will automatically be upgraded to PlayStation Plus Premium tier without any extra charges. In essence, PS Now subscribers will soon have PlayStation Plus Premium with no increase to their subscription charges at launch. This is quite the deal for PS Now subscribers as they are getting $120 worth of yearly benefits from just $60.
However, the real kicker here is that in most areas around the world, the 1-yearPlayStation Now subscription is still available for purchase for $60, which is its normal price. As you can tell, after people discovered that PS Now can still be purchased, they flocked up to the PlayStation Store and have reportedly stacked up on multiple years’ worth of PS Now for just $60 a year and June come their subscription will be migrated to the best PlayStation Plus tier for free.
PlayStation Plus Premium will cost $120 a year when it launches, so players are saving at least $60 from this loophole and the best part about the whole thing is that it’s in no way illegal or in breach of any policy. It’s just users getting the best out a situation with some clever workarounds. This deal is available for both US and UK regions where you can buy PS Now for $60, however some people are reporting that they’re getting a “Not available for purchase” message on the page.
If you’re interested in getting PlayStation Plus Premium, this is your best chance to do so at an unbelievable price. Even if you don’t care about the Premium tier, the normal PlayStation Plus costs $60 a year anyways right now, so stacking up on PlayStation Now for the same price is a no-brainer and will only help you in the long run when it converts to PlayStation Plus Premium. Go avail this deal as soon as possible before Sony finds out and puts an end to the whole ordeal.