Sony Interactive Entertainment’s All-New PlayStation Plus Game Subscription Service Launches Today in North and South America

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced the launch of its all-new PlayStation®Plus games subscription service in North and South America, bringing more flexibility and value to gaming fans. The newly enhanced PlayStation Plus offers an engaging, high-quality catalog of games* across a diverse content portfolio. With the all-new PlayStation Plus, players can discover and interact with more content than ever before and deepen their connection with the PlayStation community through shared experiences. Today’s launch in the Americas will be followed by Europe and Australia in late June, completing the global rollout that began in Asia in late May.

“The global launch of the all-new PlayStation Plus represents a massive evolution of our games subscription service offering, and we’re thrilled that fans around the world can now enjoy hundreds of fantastic games available from the PlayStation Plus catalog.” , said Jim Ryan, President and CEO. CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment. “The high caliber of content is what sets PlayStation Plus apart, and the service will continue to grow with new monthly game offerings that include some of the most celebrated titles on PlayStation platforms. We are truly grateful for the passionate support from our PlayStation community over the years.

Below are the benefits options of the all-new PlayStation Plus.

PlayStation Plus Essential

  • Advantages:
    • Provides the same benefits PlayStation Plus members enjoy today, such as monthly PS4 and PS5 games, online multiplayer access, exclusive discounts, cloud storage and more. There are no changes for existing PlayStation Plus members in this plan and prices remain the same.

  • Price
    • United States: $9.99 per month / $24.99 per quarter / $59.99 per year
    • Europe: €8.99 monthly / €24.99 quarterly / €59.99 annually
    • UK: £6.99 per month / £19.99 per term / £49.99 per year

Additional PlayStation Plus

  • Advantages:
    • Provides all the benefits of the Essential plan and adds a catalog of up to 400* of the most enjoyable PlayStation®4 (PS4™) and PlayStation®5 (PS5™) games – including blockbuster hits from our PlayStation Studios catalog and third party partners. Extra plan games are downloadable to play.

  • Price:
    • United States: $14.99 per month / $39.99 per quarter / $99.99 per year
    • Europe: €13.99 monthly / €39.99 quarterly / €99.99 annually
    • UK: £10.99 per month / £31.99 per term / £83.99 per year

PlayStation Plus Premium**

  • Advantages:
    • Offers all the benefits of the Essential and Extra plans and adds up to 340* additional games, including:

      • PlayStation®3 games available via cloud streaming***

      • A catalog of beloved classic games from the original generation PlayStation®, PlayStation®2 (PS2™) and PlayStation®Portable (PSP™).

    • Adds cloud streaming access*** for original PlayStation, PS2, PSP and PS4 games.

    • Time-limited game trials are also offered in this plan, so customers can try out certain games before purchasing.

  • Price:
    • United States: $17.99 per month / $49.99 per term / $119.99 per year
    • Europe: €16.99 monthly / €49.99 quarterly / €119.99 annually
    • UK: £13.49 per month / £39.99 per term / £99.99 per year

The new catalog of PlayStation Plus games will include jaw-dropping titles from dozens of talented studios around the world, including PlayStation Studios developers such as Insomniac Games, Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch, and third-party partners such as Rockstar Games, Square Enix, WB Games. and more. At launch, the PlayStation Plus games catalog will include titles such as Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, NBA 2K22, and Red Dead Redemption 2. The hundreds of games available in the PlayStation Plus games catalog will continue to update and evolve over time, so there’s always something new for gamers to play.

Classic games coming to PlayStation Plus include beloved hits like Ape Escape, siphon filter and tekken 2. Some of these classic games will show improved frame rates and higher quality resolution than its original launch versions. Additionally, select games from the original PlayStation and PSP generation will include a new user experience with menus allowing players to save their game at any time, or even rewind the game to replay a specific section.

With each regional launch, the current cloud-based subscription gaming service, PlayStation®Now, will transition to the new PlayStation Plus service. As a result, current customers will migrate to PlayStation Plus Premium with cloud streaming access until their current subscription expires, with no increase to their current subscription fees at launch. Additionally, 11 Eastern European markets*** will launch with cloud streaming access in June, for a total of 30 markets with cloud streaming access.

Currently available in select Asian markets, including Japan, this all-new PlayStation Plus builds on SIE’s more than 25 years of gaming innovation expertise and a strong heritage in network services. PlayStation Plus originally launched in 2010 and was the first console subscription service to provide a regularly refreshed library of monthly games. PlayStation Now was launched in 2014 and was the first game console subscription streaming service. With the newly enhanced PlayStation Plus, SIE takes gaming subscription services to the next level by delivering even more value to gamers.

For more information, visit: https://www.playstation.com/ps-plus/

About Sony Interactive Entertainment

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services. PlayStation has been innovating in the market since the launch of the first PlayStation in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation line of products and services includes PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation™Store, PlayStation®Plus and popular PlayStation titles from software from PlayStation Studios. Based in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Group Corporation and has global functions in California, London and Tokyo.

“PlayStation”, “PS5”, and “PS4” are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

*The number of sets may vary by market. Availability of Classics, Game Trials, and Game Catalog also varies by time, plan, and country/region. See https://www.playstation.com/Plus for more details and updates on PS Plus deals. PlayStation Plus is an ongoing subscription subject to a recurring subscription fee taken automatically (at then-current PS Store price) at the frequency you choose during purchase until cancelled. Terms apply: play.st/psplus-usageterms

**For markets without cloud streaming, PlayStation Plus Deluxe will be priced lower than PlayStation Plus Premium and includes a catalog of beloved classic games from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generations to download and play, as well as limited time games. Game trials. Essential and Extra plan benefits are also included. Local prices vary by market.

***Markets where cloud streaming is available: United States, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Norway, Denmark , Finland and Sweden. The following markets will launch in June with cloud streaming access: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Cloud Streaming requires a minimum internet speed of 5 Mbps (15 Mbps for 1080p).

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