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PlayStation Plus - Prices and benefits for Essential, Extra, and Premium

Check out all the details that you should know on PlayStation Plus for Essential, Extra, and Premium tiers including the prices and benefits.
PlayStation Plus - Prices and benefits for Essential, Extra, and Premium
Sony Interactive Entertainment has recently presented a massive change in one of its main subscription services. Beginning in June, PlayStation Plus and PlayStation are now merged and set to provide more choices to subscribers.

There will be multiple tiers of subscription options for players to take up, with different levels offering different perks. Follow along for all the new PlayStation Plus information including price and benefits for Essential, Extra, and Premium tiers.

When will PlayStation Plus release?

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There's some exciting news on the PlayStation Plus front including new subscription options. (Picture: Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Since the introduction of PlayStation Plus back in 2010, there were no significant changes in the plans and offerings. With the launch of the new PlayStation Plus in June, there will be three separate tiers, Essential, Extra, and Premium focusing on popular games.

Initially, the newly introduced tiers will add Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11, and Returnal. Interestingly, the subscribers of PlayStation Now will be able to transfer the membership into the new PlayStation Plus at no extra cost during the launch period.

According to the official news, the subscription will be rolling out in June. At first, Sony plans to release it in Asia, North America, and Europe. Gradually, the subscription will be up in the rest of the regions by the end of the first half of 2022.

Pricing and benefits - PlayStation Plus tiers

As mentioned, PlayStation Plus will have three different tiers in total, including Essential, Extra, and Premium. There is also the Deluxe tier for those regions where cloud streaming is not available at the moment. However, Sony is actively working to roll out the feature quickly enough.

Here are the details of Benefits and Pricing for each of the tiers.

PlayStation Plus Essential

The benefits will be the same as today and it is free of cost for the existing subscribers at the moment. It includes:

  • Two monthly downloadable games
  • Exclusive discounts
  • Cloud storage for saved games
  • Access to online multiplayer games

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

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The platform is likely to see a huge bump in popularity following the rework of PlayStation Plus. (Picture: Sony Interactive Entertainment)

PlayStation Plus Extra

The Extra tier consists of all the privileges and features from the Essential tier and adds a little bit extra to justify the price.

  • Provides all the benefits from the Essential tier
  • Adds a catalog of up to 400* of the most enjoyable PS4 and PS5 games – including blockbuster hits from our PlayStation Studios catalog and third-party partners
  • Games in the Extra tier are downloadable for play

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

PlayStation Plus Premium

This is set to be the top tier of the subscriptions as it includes all the benefits from the above two tiers along with some additional features.

  • Adds up to 340 additional games
  • PS3 games available via cloud streaming
  • A catalog of beloved classic 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 PlayStation Now is currently available. Customers can stream games using PS4 and PS5 consoles, and PC
  • Time-limited game trials will also be offered in this tier, so customers can try select games before they buy

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)

As of now, the Deluxe subscription has no pricing from Sony but will vary by market. It will add a collection of titles from PlayStation, PS2, and PSP generations which will be available to download with time-limited game trials.

That's all you need to know about the new PlayStation Plus prices and benefits for Essential, Extra, and Premium tiers. Make sure to check back with us as the release date approaches for additional information.

 

Featured image courtesy of Sony Interactive Entertainment.