Sony Announces Release Dates for New PlayStation Plus Subscription

In a recent announcement from Sony, they revealed the release dates for the new PlayStation Plus subscription. According to Sony, they will roll out the new subscription plan per region. Moreover, it will be available in Asia markets first. However, Japan will not be part of the Asia release date for the PlayStation Plus subscription. Read on to find out more.

Asia markets will be the first to try out Sony’s new subscription

The release date for Asia markets is on May 23, 2022. This makes the region the first to try out the new PlayStation Plus subscription which has a lot of wonderful features that make it worth it. For Japan, they can avail of the new PlayStation Plus subscription starting June 1. Afterwards, the plan will be made available to the Americas on June 13 and it will be followed by Europe on June 22.

According to the official blog post from PlayStation, they’re also looking to expand their cloud streaming access to the following areas:

Bulgaria Croatia
Czech Republic Greece
Hungary Malta
Poland Republic of Cyprus
Romania Slovakia
Slovenia

 

Additionally, Sony is offering the Premium tier of the new PlayStation Plus to the areas mentioned.

The Premium Tier of the PlayStation Plus subscription includes a library of over 700 games

Sony is merging both its PS Plus and PS Now subscriptions in this new service. But to give players the freedom to choose what kind of subscription they want, they offer three tiers. However, the highest tier, Premium, lets gamers access over 700 games and even classics.

Check below for the price list and benefits which come with each tier.

PlayStation Plus Essential

PRICE:

  • 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

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.

PlayStation Plus Extra

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

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.

PlayStation Plus Premium

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

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.

Sony is also offering a different tier for select markets

For markets that do not have access to their cloud streaming feature, Sony is releasing a PlayStation Plus Deluxe tier for them. They revealed that it will be available at a lower price compared to the Premium tier. Moreover, it includes the following features:

  • Access to classic games from PS1, PS2, and PSP
  • Access to time-limited game trials

Finally, Deluxe subscribers have the same benefits as the Essential and Extra tiers. However, Sony has not yet released details about pricing and only mentioned that it will “vary by market.”

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