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Sony’s new PlayStation Plus tiers coming in June for US and Europe

Last month, Sony officially announced its new PlayStation Plus tiers, shaking up the console subscription offering by mixing in cloud gaming and a rotating library of games. Sony planned to roll out its new PS+ Extra and premium tiers before the end of June, but now we have more specific dates for the launch. 

The new PS+ Essential, Extra and Premium tiers will arrive in Asia first, followed by North America and Europe. In Asia, the rollout begins on the 23rd of May, with the exception of Japan, which will get the service on the 1st of June. The Americas will get the update on the 13th of June and Europe will get the update on the 22nd of June. It is worth noting that these are all target dates, so it is possible that the timing shifts slightly.

Here is the full breakdown for PlayStation Plus Essential, Extra and Premium:

PlayStation Plus Essential

  • 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.
  • Price for PlayStation Plus Essential remains the same as the current price for PlayStation Plus.
    • 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

PlayStation Plus Extra

  • 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.
  • 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

PlayStation Plus Premium

  • 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.
  • 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

Interestingly, PlayStation Plus Premium will be offered at a cheaper price in select markets where cloud streaming is not present. In these areas, the subscription will be called  “PlayStation Plus Deluxe” and will offer a smaller library of downloadable games. Unfortunately, Sony has not revealed the full games list yet, but we do know a few major titles will be offered at launch, including the likes of God of War, Death Stranding and Spider-Man.

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KitGuru Says: We still need to see the full game library offerings from the Extra and Premium tiers, but I'm pretty sure I'll be skipping this upgrade for the time being. Are any of you planning on subscribing to one of the new PS+ tiers? 

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