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one new service: ps Plus + Ps now

President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, announced the combination of the PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now subscription services. These two will now be under the umbrella of PlayStation Plus providing more flexibility in terms of membership options. 

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new ps plus membership tiers

Below is an overview of the three membership tiers that will be available for the updated PlayStation Plus service: 

PLAYSTATION PLUS ESSENTIAL

  • Benefits:
    • Provides the same benefits that PlayStation Plus members are getting today, such as:
      • Two monthly downloadable games
      • Exclusive discounts
      • Cloud storage for saved games
      • Online multiplayer access
    • There are no changes for existing PlayStation Plus members in this tier
  • Price*: PlayStation Plus Essential remains the same as the current price for PlayStation Plus.
    • United States
      • $9.99 monthly / $24.99 quarterly / $59.99 yearly
    • Europe
      • €8.99 monthly / €24.99 quarterly / €59.99 yearly
    • United Kingdom
      • £6.99 monthly / £19.99 quarterly / £49.99 yearly
    • Japan
      • ¥850 monthly / ¥2,150 quarterly / ¥5,143 yearly
    • South Korea
      • KRW 7,500 monthly / KRW 18,800 quarterly / KRW 44,900 yearly
    • Hong Kong
      • HK$ 48 monthly / HK$ 128 quarterly / HK$ 308 yearly
    • Taiwan
      • NT$ 198 monthly / NT$ 488 quarterly / NT$ 1,188 yearly
    • Singapore
      • SGD 8.90 monthly / SGD 21.90 quarterly / SGD 53.90 yearly
    • Malaysia
      • MYR 29 monthly / MYR 69 quarterly / MYR 159 yearly
    • NOTE: the rest of Asia countries pricing will follow

PLAYSTATION PLUS EXTRA

  • Benefits:
    • Provides all the benefits from the Essential tier Two monthly downloadable games
    • Adds a catalog of up to 400* of and PS5 games – including titles from PlayStation Studios catalog and third-party partners. Games in the Extra tier are downloadable for play.
  • Price*:
    • United States
      • $14.99 monthly / $39.99 quarterly / $99.99 yearly
    • Europe
      • €13.99 monthly / €39.99 quarterly / €99.99 yearly
    • United Kingdom
      • £10.99 monthly / £31.99 quarterly / £83.99 yearly
    • Japan
      • ¥1,300 monthly / ¥3,600 quarterly / ¥8,600 yearly
    • South Korea
      • KRW 11,300 monthly / KRW 31,000 quarterly / KRW 75,300 yearly
    • Hong Kong
      • HK$ 75 monthly / HK$ 215 quarterly / HK$ 515 yearly
    • Taiwan
      • NT$ 298 monthly / NT$ 808 quarterly / NT$ 1,988 yearly
    • Singapore
      • SGD 13.90 monthly / SGD 35.90 quarterly / SGD 89.90 yearly
    • Malaysia
      • MYR 44 monthly / MYR 114 quarterly / MYR 269 yearly
    • NOTE: the rest of Asia countries pricing will follow

PLAYSTATION PLUS PREMIUM**

  • Benefits:
    • Provides all the benefits from Essential and Extra tiers
    • Adds up to 240* additional games, including:
      • PS3 games available via cloud streaming
      • Games available in both streaming and download options from the original PlayStation, PS2, and PSP generations
    • Offers cloud streaming access for original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS4 games offered in the Extra and Premium tiers in markets where Now is currently available. Members can stream games using PS4 and PS5 consoles, and PC.
    • Time-limited game trials will also be offered in this tier, so members can try selecting games before they buy.
  • Price*:
    • United States
      • $17.99 monthly / $49.99 quarterly / $119.99 yearly
    • Europe
      • €16.99 monthly / €49.99 quarterly / €119.99 yearly
    • United Kingdom
      • £13.49 monthly / £39.99 quarterly / £99.99 yearly
    • Japan
      • ¥1,550 – monthly / ¥4,300 – quarterly / ¥10,250 yearly
  • PlayStation Plus Deluxe (Select Markets) For markets without cloud streaming, PlayStation Plus Deluxe will be offered at a lower price compared to Premium. It includes games from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generations to download and play with time-limited game trials. Lastly, benefits from Essential and Extra tiers are also included. Local pricing will vary by market.
  • Price*:
    • South Korea
      • KRW 12,900 monthly / KRW 35,000 quarterly / KRW 86,500 yearly
    • Hong Kong
      • HK$ 85 monthly / HK$ 239 quarterly / HK$ 599 yearly
    • Taiwan
      • NT$ 338 monthly / NT$ 928 quarterly / NT$ 2,288 yearly
    • Singapore
      • SGD 15.90 monthly / SGD 40.90 quarterly / SGD 103.90 yearly
    • Malaysia
      • MYR 50 monthly / MYR 130 quarterly / MYR 309 yearly
    • NOTE: the rest of Asia countries pricing will follow

launch and availability

According to Ryan, the launch is set to rolled out in a phased regional approach beginning in June. The regional rollouts will start in Asia, followed by North America, Europe, and then every region where PlayStation Plus if offered. 

“We aim to have most PlayStation Network territories live with our new PlayStation Plus game subscription service by the end of the first half of 2022. We also plan to expand our cloud streaming benefit to additional markets, and will provide more details at a later date.”

Jim Ryan, President & CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Combining both the content library of PlayStation Plus and Now provides a larger pool of choice for PlayStation consumers to choose from. To know more about it, read Sony PlayStation’s blog post here.

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