Sony PlayStation Plus

Sony today announced that it is merging PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now services into an all-new PlayStation Plus subscription service that will be available across three membership tiers globally. PlayStation Plus Essential tier is just the rebrand of the existing PlayStation Plus service. The new Extra and Premium tiers offer new benefits for additional pricing. Find the details below.

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 for 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

PlayStation Plus Extra

  • Benefits:
    • 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.
  • 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

PlayStation Plus Premium

  • Benefits:
    • Provides all the benefits from Essential and Extra tiers
    • Adds up to 340 additional games, including:
      • 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.
  • 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, and includes a catalog of beloved classic games from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generations to download and play, along with time-limited game trials. Benefits from Essential and Extra tiers are also included. Local pricing will vary by market.

Unlike Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service, the new PlayStation Plus service tiers does not offer access to day-one game releases.