Sony announces PlayStationPlus

Tuesday, 15 June 2010 21:16 GMT By Joe Anderson

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Sony has announced PlayStationPlus for the PlayStation Network.

The new service will be available for $49.99 in the US per-year, with three months free for a limited time. For elsewhere, it’ll be €49.99 in Europe, ¥5,000 in Japan and HK$233 in Asia.

For a month, it’s:

  • Japan – ¥500
  • Asia – HK$38

For three months:

  • North America – $17.99
  • Europe – €14.99

The service will allow subscribers to download fully designated PS3 and PSN titles as well as PS One Classics for free for a designated period and charge every month.

Jack Tretton has revealed that users will get  “hundreds of dollars’ worth of value” with anyone who subscribes in the first month getting Wipeout HD, an inFamous trial and the Rally Cross mini.

Other content the users will get includes  avatars, DLC, map packs, discounts, early access to stuff, automatic content  download & updates and Qore,  all of which will be available as long as you are a subscriber.

The service begins on June 29.

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