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PlayStation Plus pricing confirmed for UK

Wednesday, 16 June 2010 15:31 GMT By Joe Anderson

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Sony has confirmed the pricing for its new PlayStation Plus service for the UK following it’s press reveal yesterday.

The price for a 12- month subscription is £39.99, which Sony says will give you £200 worth of free content over the space of a year.

Those wanting a cheaper option, can get a 90- day subscription which equates to £50 worth of free content for the period.

Sony also confirmed users who sign up will be eligible for discounts on the store and anything bought using this will still be theirs to keep.

However, any free content you downloaded will cease to work until you renew your subscription.

You can read all about PlayStation Plus here.

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43 Comments

  1. onlineatron

    The last paragraph puts me off entirely.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Nico23

    nice sign me up. im down with psn+. last paragraph doesnt bother me lol.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Joe Anderson

    I’ m up for it and move, and the new xbox box and the 3ds arrrgh too much money.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    However, any free content you downloaded will cease to work until you renew your subscription.

    Fucking what? :shock:

    #4 5 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    @4
    Every month you get one PSN title, two Minis and one PSOne classic to play. Only while you sub though. Realistically how many of these sort of games are you still playing 6-12 months down the line? It’s not really a big issue considering you are paying less that £1 to play each of these titles.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. poultee

    Why is everyone making a big deal of content not working if you decide to not renew. Its a well known fact of subscription services that some content is locked and only on offer when you are part of the subscription. On the EU blog they have clarified that most of the content is actually yours, but the free games your get each month are locked into the subscription.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Amored

    @4 – That is the lamest thing I’ve ever read :P

    You know PSN+ subscribers also get 3-year-warranty for their PS3? That is just stupdi, as everybody has paid for their PS3, and should get the same treatment when it comes to support and warranty.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    1 and 4 I agree with you completely. They just lost my sub idiots!

    #8 5 years ago
  9. DrDamn

    A lot will depend on the quality of what they offer you, but as I mentioned above, do you really play your average PSN/Mini/PSOne game for more than a few months?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Amored

    @DrDamn – I play my PSN/MIni/PSOne games whenever I feel like it, which will be impossible will when you lose your games after a year. The only way I would consider paying for PSN+ would if they made it mandatory for online play.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. JonFE

    Well, I’ve been playing Trials HD on my x360 constantly since its release last August, if that answers your question DrDamn (not that I have anything particularly great to show for my time though).

    #11 5 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    Well if you feel you have had value in that first year then wouldn’t you continue your subscription and get another 48 games to play? They become unavailable when you end your sub, not after a year.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Amored

    Not really, because when I pay for something, I expect to keep it for as long as I want (for no additional cost). No, I never rent games or movies.
    Your sub is automatically ended after a year, unless you pay for another year.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Sneak-Out

    Nice …

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Phoenixblight

    @13

    You aren’t paying for the games you get for free you are paying for the subscription to use the games. Its the same concept for music subscription like Zune or Rhapsody.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. JonFE

    In contrast, games purchased by Gold XBL members at discounted prices will not demand the discount paid to remain fully playable when you revert to Silver XBL membership; just sayin’…

    #16 5 years ago
  17. DrDamn

    @JonFE
    Which is exactly the same as PSN+. Any games purchased at PSN+ discounted prices stay yours. It’s the free titles which you lose access to.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. KAP

    @15… some people just dont get it do they.

    Saying that though, Its almost like saying If i cancel my subscription of Official Playstation Magazine someone will come around my flat and take all my magazines away til i renew my sub…..

    From the words of Lee Evens: “Fuck. That. Shit.” *snap-sap-sap-sap*

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Phoenixblight

    Don’t like it, don’t buy it. I honestly don’t mind because the service offers a lot compared to Xbox live.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. DrDamn

    @19
    It’s not really the same as Live – not mean to be. What you are paying for with Live is online gaming – the discounts and early access are sweeteners. Here you are paying more for the games and the full game trials. The discounts and early access stuff are sweeteners here too. Two different products. I’ll likely give it a go for a year.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. ivycrew707

    I’m gonna take it yearly off rip……seems like sony likes to add and improve as they go along, which makes sense, and I wanna already be there when it does start to improve.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Psychotext

    Odd. Surely it makes no difference if you buy in when it improves, vs buying in before it improves. Well, other than wasting money on the half arsed version in advance. :D

    #22 5 years ago
  23. G1GAHURTZ

    So this is essentially a game rental service?

    Interesting.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Gadzooks!

    What the fuck? You dont get to keep the games you effectively pay for?

    Jesus christ, do Sony actually believe people are stupid enough to take them up on this ‘offer’?

    #24 5 years ago
  25. ivycrew707

    or buying 3 months, canceling, and then it improves and u waste more money later renewing…..hummmmm

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Phoenixblight

    @24

    Lrn 2 read

    “Sony also confirmed sers who sign up will be eligible for discounts on the store and anything bought using this will still be theirs to keep.However, any free content you downloaded will cease to work until you renew your subscription.”

    All the games you buy at a discounted price you keep, the free stuff you don’t.

    With the Subscription you are paying to use the free stuff.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. theevilaires

    Wow Phoenix when you put it that way I guess its not such a bad offer. Thanks for that clarification bro :D

    PSN+ FTW then!? :P

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Kerplunk

    “With the Subscription you are paying to use the free stuff.”

    Paying to use free stuff.. ?

    Where’d they get an idea like that from???!

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Phoenixblight

    Look at most digital distribution subscription, Onlive will surely be using this method as well.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Phoenixblight

    @28

    They are essentially saving you quite a bit. Assuming its 50$ for a year thats 4.17 a month they give you two minis and a PSone Classic a month which the Classic alone is 10$. They also give you a discount for buying PSN content.

    Assuming you are getting all the “free” content they are saving you quite a bit but thats all depending if you like playing PS classics and the minis. And we aren’t sure how much the discount will be but that counts towards something atleast for me it does.

    Think people are just ignoring this, “The price for a 12- month subscription is £39.99, which Sony says will give you £200 worth of free content over the space of a year.”

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Kaufer

    @28 From Microsoft. Where else do you need a subscription to use Facebook and Twitter?!

    #31 5 years ago
  32. G1GAHURTZ

    Indeed… Paying to use free stuff is certainly an interesting concept.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. ivycrew707

    Did it mention cloud storage? I would pay 50 for that alone

    #33 5 years ago
  34. G1GAHURTZ

    “The price for a 12- month subscription is £39.99, which Sony says will give you £200 worth of free content over the space of a year.”

    It doesn’t give you anything except probably an error message if you don’t renew your sub.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Amored

    PSN+ is bullshit anyhoo :P But I might check it out :)

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Gadzooks!

    “They are essentially saving you quite a bit. Assuming its 50$ for a year thats 4.17 a month they give you two minis and a PSone Classic a month which the Classic alone is 10$.”

    Oh, seriously? Minis and PSOne games? My god I didnt realise how AWESOME that is.

    No, wait it isnt awesome at all, in fact it’s pretty much worthless.

    “They also give you a discount for buying PSN content.”

    Which is always more expensive than the XBL equivalent anyway.

    No, sorry I just dont see how this is of any value at all. Throw in some much-needed improvements to PSN integration, comms and party facilities and I’ll be interested.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. DrDamn

    It’s one regular PSN title, two minis and one ps1 classic per month, plus the hour+ try before you buy on full titles.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Phoenixblight

    @36

    Well I am very interested, when this does release I wlll be getting it because I would like to play some of the classics. Bring me to a time where games had more substance then some current gen games.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Gadzooks!

    “It’s one regular PSN title, two minis and one ps1 classic per month”

    Where do you get that info from, because the portal website says: £200 worth of content per year including PSOne games, Minis and a SELECTION* of PSN games and PSN discounts.

    So PSN discounts will count toward that £200 value, and it doesnt say if that’s £200 spent or £200 worth of content offered.

    Selection is the keyword. Expect a deal-of-the-week situation just like, surprise surprise, XBL.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. DrDamn

    http://playstationlifestyle.net/2010/06/15/psn-announced-the-new-premium-service-for-playstation-network/

    I’ve seen it reported elsewhere too. Eu ps blog I think. At least £200 covers just the free stuff, not what you would save on discounts.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. cookiejar

    I’ll have some of that. Just hoping more features will be added over time. I’m fine paying that yearly if we see some improvement on PSN over the years.

    This reminds me of another Microsoft service, Zune. You sub to the package and download the songs you want. You stop the sub, you lose it. Its been done before.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Amored

    I’m sure they pick the games you get :P

    #42 5 years ago
  43. xino

    Yes makes sense
    but if i download a free avatar, will that stop working!??:/

    anyway this is AWESOME MAN!

    £40, I download 1 new game every month for 12 months.
    If i get tired of those games and subscriptions, i can stop paying and I won’t play those games.

    Without the use of PSN + i would have paid about £29-39 each month for a game:/

    this is a bargain man!

    #43 5 years ago

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  • Deal: get a PlayStation 4 + three exclusives for $399

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  • Xbox One bundle gets £100 price cut in UK

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  • Dying Light takes UK number one

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  • Dying Light: Underpant Gnomes and 9 other secrets you missed

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  • Destiny: it is possible to solo the Weekly Heroic

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  • Bungie “always” looking at Exotic changes for Destiny updates

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