Since the launch of PlayStation Plus in 2010, SIE has been at the forefront of innovation with gaming subscription services. We were thrilled to be the first console subscription service to include an updated games library through PlayStation Plus, and also launched the first console game streaming service with PlayStation Now.
Today, we are happy to share official news with you regarding upcoming changes to our subscription services. In June, we’re bringing together PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now in an all-new PlayStation Plus subscription service that gives customers more choice across three worldwide membership tiers.
Our goal is to provide high-quality, curated content with a diverse portfolio of games*. Below is an overview of the three membership levels:
PlayStation Plus Essential
- Provides the same benefits PlayStation Plus members get 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 of PlayStation Plus.
- United States
- $9.99 per month / $24.99 per term / $59.99 per year
- €8.99 per month / €24.99 per quarter / €59.99 per year
- £6.99 per month / £19.99 per term / £49.99 per year
- ¥850 per month / ¥2,150 per term / ¥5,143 per year
Additional PlayStation Plus
- Provides all Essential tier benefits
- 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. Extra tier games are downloadable to play.
- United States
- $14.99 per month / $39.99 per quarter / $99.99 per year
- €13.99 per month / €39.99 per quarter / €99.99 per year
- £10.99 per month / £31.99 per term / £83.99 per year
- ¥1,300 per month / ¥3,600 per term / ¥8,600 per year
PlayStation Plus Premium**
- Provides all Essential and Extra tier benefits
- Adds up to 340* additional games, including:
- PS3 games available via cloud streaming
- A catalog of beloved classic games available in streaming and download options from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generations
- Provides cloud streaming access for original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS4 games offered in 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 out certain games before purchasing.
- United States
- $17.99 per month / $49.99 per quarter / $119.99 per year
- €16.99 per month / €49.99 per quarter / €119.99 per year
- £13.49 per month / £39.99 per term / £99.99 per year
- ¥1,550 – monthly / ¥4,300 – quarterly / ¥10,250 annually
- PlayStation Plus Deluxe (select markets) For markets without cloud streaming, PlayStation Plus Deluxe will be offered at a lower price than Premium, and includes a catalog of beloved classic games from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generations to download and play, as well as trials of time limited games. Essential and Extra level benefits are also included. Local prices vary by market.
The new Extra and Premium Tiers represent a major evolution for PlayStation Plus. With these levels, our main goal is to ensure that the hundreds of games we offer will include the highest quality content that sets us apart. At launch, we plan to include titles such as Death Stranding, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Mortal Kombat 11, and Returnal. We work closely with our imaginative developers at PlayStation Studios and third-party partners to include some of the best gaming experiences available with a library that will be updated regularly. More details to come on the games we’ll have on our new PlayStation Plus service.
When the new PlayStation Plus service launches, PlayStation Now will transition to the new PlayStation Plus offering and will no longer be available as a standalone service. PlayStation Now customers will migrate to PlayStation Plus Premium with no increase to their current subscription fees at launch.
As this is a massive launch effort, we are rolling out the new PlayStation Plus offering with a phased regional approach. During the June period, we will begin with an initial launch in several markets in Asia, followed by North America, Europe and the rest of the world where PlayStation Plus is offered. We aim to have most PlayStation Network territories live with our new PlayStation Plus games subscription service by the end of the first half of 2022. We also plan to expand our cloud streaming benefit to other markets, and will provide more details at a later date.
Building on more than 25 years of expertise in gaming innovation, this change to our subscription services highlights our continued efforts to evolve our network services business to meet our customers’ preferences. With the all-new PlayStation Plus, we’re focused on delivering a compelling gaming subscription service with content curated by our exclusive PlayStation Studios team and third-party partners. The newly enhanced PlayStation Plus will allow our fans to discover and interact with more content than ever before, and deepen their connection with the PlayStation community through shared experiences.
Today we bring you a first look at our new PlayStation Plus subscription service, and we plan to share more information with you as we get closer to launch. Stay tuned.
*Local prices may vary by market. Titles in the PlayStation Plus catalog may also vary by market and tier, and may change over time. PlayStation Plus is an ongoing subscription subject to recurring subscription fees taken automatically until cancelled. Age restrictions apply. Terms apply: play.st/psplus-usageterms
**Current markets where PlayStation Now is available: United States, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden.
***PC streaming is not available in Japan at launch and will be supported in a future update.