PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus has undergone several big changes that give PlayStation fans even more value for their money. Starting on June 13, 2022, PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now have been rolled together into an all-new PlayStation Plus subscription service.

Let’s take a look at the all-new PlayStation Plus and learn everything you need to know about it.

What is the new PlayStation Plus?

PlayStation Plus now consists of three different tiers that you can choose from to subscribe toEssential, Extra, and Premium. Now, even more than before, you will have access to a curated and diverse library of games. Furthermore, Essential and Premium subscribers will also have access to hundreds of high-quality games to play.

Each of the three tiers comes with their own perks and benefits. I’ve broken it all down in the chart below for you.

Key Benefits Essential Extra Premium
Monthly PS4 and PS5 games, online multiplayer access, exclusive discounts, exclusive packs, cloud storage, Game Help (PS5 console only), and Share Play




PS4 and PS5 Game Catalogue



Original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP Classic Games Catalogue; PS3 Remasters


Time-limited game trials on blockbuster games


Original PS3 games via cloud streaming


Cloud streaming access for original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS4 games


Ubisoft+ Classics – includes a curated selection of popular and Ubisoft classic games



What are some of the games included with my subscription?

The all-new PlayStation Plus will include 700 games on day one across all three tiers1. Some of the games from PlayStation Studios you will be able to play include Death Stranding Director’s Cut, Horizon Zero Dawn, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Returnal. That’s just the tip of the iceberg!

PlayStation Plus

There are also a whole slew of games from third party partners including Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Red Dead Redemption 2, NBA 2K22 and many more. Premium subscribers will have access to a classic games catalogue that includes Ape Escape, Jumping Flash!, Tekken 2, Jak 3 and LEGO Harry Potter Collection. But there’s even more! Premium subscribers can also stream PS3 hits such as Resistance 3, Infamous, and Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time.

New games are added regularly and there is always something new to play. You can expect a monthly refresh the first Tuesday of each month across all tiers, with new PS4 and PS5 games added. Extra and Premium subscribers will get an additional refresh in the middle of each month.

1PlayStation Plus catalog titles may change over time.

How much does the new PlayStation Plus cost?

With the introduction of three new tiers, there are also three different subscription rates. I’ve broken the cost down for each tier below in a handy chart that I hope you find useful. Let’s take a look!

Essential Extra Premium
1 month – $11.99 1 month – $17.99 1 month – $21.99
3 month – $29.99 3 month – $49.99 3 month – $59.99
12 month – $94.99 12 month – $154.99 12 month – $189.99

What happens to my current subscription?

If you were a PlayStation Plus subscriber before June 13, 2022 you will automatically transition to PlayStation Plus Essential. This includes the exact same benefits as what was previously known as PlayStation Plus.

Additionally, if you were a PlayStation Now subscriber before June 13, 2022 you will transition into PlayStation Plus Premium. This will come at no additional cost to your current subscription at launch.

How do I purchase a subscription at Best Buy?

Come June 13, you will have to purchase and confirm your PlayStation Plus subscription tier on the PlayStation Network. However, Best Buy will continue to sell PlayStation Gift Cards so that you can easily add funds to your PlayStation Network account. You’ll be able to use your redeemed funds from the PlayStation gift card to purchase the PlayStation Plus membership tier of your choice.

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Jon Scarr
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  1. This sounds like it will be great for PlayStation owners! Maybe one day I’ll be one of them and can get in on this.

    Thanks Jon! I’m excited to see how PlayStation fans support this!

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