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Is The New PlayStation Plus Worth It?

Updated: Jun 30, 2022 11:30 am
Is The New PlayStation Plus Worth It?

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The new PlayStation Plus is finally out in Europe! With it comes a whole host of benefits, games and different tiers that you can choose from. The question is, is it actually worth the money? And will it give you enough to do for your money? We’re here to find out and tell you exactly what you get for your money with the brand new PlayStation Plus, all the tiers within the new PlayStation Plus, the kind of games you get and more.

What’s The Price Of The New PlayStation Plus?

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Okay, first up here’s the pricing guide for the new tiers:

  • PlayStation Plus Essential- £6.99 monthly / £19.99 quarterly / £49.99 yearly 
  • PlayStation Plus Extra- £10.99 monthly / £31.99 quarterly / £83.99 yearly 
  • PlayStation Plus Premium- £13.49 monthly / £39.99 quarterly / £99.99 yearly 

PlayStation Plus Essential offers exactly the same benefits that the original PlayStation Plus offered, that being access to multiplayer, cloud storage and monthly games. Extra and above offers a huge back catalogue of PS4 and PS5 games for users to download and play. Premium however offers the most: with that you can play original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS3 titles. You also get access to time-limited game trials on big titles, and can stream original PS3 games. It’s a lot of content for a fairly small asking price, which gets smaller if you’re just upgrading from one tier to the next.

What’s The Value For Money Here?

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In terms of actual value for money, it can’t be understated quite how much money you’d be saving here. Taking two games as examples, Returnal is available through the PS5 catalogue and would usually set you back around £50. The same goes for Ghost of Tsushima: Directors Cut, and those two games alone cover your entire subscription fee for the service itself. That’s not to mention the massive catalogue of other games for you to choose from. It might not be as much bang for your buck as say, Xbox Game Pass, but it’s certainly worth the money to invest in for even one singular month.

What with the fact that it’s only around £4 to test out the extra version of the service, and your original PlayStation Plus is automatically upgraded to PlayStation Plus Essential ANYWAY, it means your actual upgrade price will be severely cut down from what you might expect it to be. For example, upgrading to Premium from Essential for two months costs £9, meaning that doing the entire thing for a year would be £54.

So Is The New PlayStation Plus Worth It?

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In the grand scheme of things it’s impossible to say for sure whether the new PlayStation Plus is worth it. It all really depends on whether or not Sony continue to support the service and add new titles like Microsoft does with Game Pass, but if you’re curious then it’s worth picking up a month and seeing how you feel. With games like Final Fantasy VII, Ghost Of Tsuhsima: Director’s Cut, Returnal, Demon’s Souls, God Of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man and more you certainly won’t find yourself getting bored at least.

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