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PlayStation Now Trick Lets Players Get Cheap PS Plus Premium

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  • Posted on 08th Apr, 2022 19:10 PM

PlayStation owners have found a sneaky way to gain years' worth of PS Plus Premium at a cheaper price through buying a PS Now membership.

p>PlayStation owners have recently had much to discuss as the platform has announced its upcoming changes to PlayStation Now and PlayStation Plus. Sony has been looking for an answer to Microsoft's successful Xbox Game Pass for a while, and it seems that the company may finally have it with a new version of PS Plus known as PlayStation Plus Premium. PlayStation Plus Premium allows users to stream or download games using both consoles and PCs, with hundreds of free games including classic titles from the PS3 and PS2.

With all the excitement around the new PlayStation Plus services, some PlayStation Now subscribers felt left out, as the expansion of PS Plus came along with the scrapping of Sony's on-demand streaming service. However, PS Now owners were recently informed that upon the release of the new PlayStation Plus they would receive the highest tier of the service for no additional fees. For some savvy PlayStation owners, this provided the perfect opportunity to gain PS Plus Premium for cheap.

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According to Twitter user Wario64, players can still buy PS Now subscriptions through the PlayStation online store, meaning that they can essentially purchase a subscription to PS Plus Premium for a cheaper price now than what it'll retail for when launching in June. This loophole means that when PlayStation Now is no longer available, those who've purchased the subscription will upgrade to a PS Plus Premium membership at no extra cost. PlayStation owners using this exploit have in some cases bought years' worth of a PlayStation Now subscription so that they won't have to pay the full price for PlayStation Plus Premium.

window.arrayOfEmbeds["1510661773065555969"] = {'twitter' : '"\n<blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\">PlayStation Now 12-month subscription is $59.99 on US PSN <a href=\"https:\/\/t.co\/f6Hjq26CFP\">https:\/\/t.co\/f6Hjq26CFP<\/a>\nwill convert to PlayStation Plus Premium in June ($119.99 a year value. includes ~400 PS4\/PS5 games and ~340 PS1\/PS2\/PS3\/PSP games) <a href=\"https:\/\/t.co\/9SLXpURqjR\">https:\/\/t.co\/9SLXpURqjR<\/a> <a href=\"https:\/\/t.co\/HuHUaY1hpf\">pic.twitter.com\/HuHUaY1hpf<\/a>\n&mdash; Wario64 (@Wario64) <a href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/Wario64\/status\/1510661773065555969?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\">April 3, 2022<\/a><\/blockquote>\n\n"'};

This discount is quite substantial as well, giving PlayStation owners in the US 50% off PS Plus Premium. For users in other countries, though, Sony may be wising up to the exploit, as some have reported that the links provided by Wario64 are no longer working, leading people to a "Not available for purchase" page. For any that can get their hands on this deal, though, it seems to be worth it, though it is up to users whether they trust that the upcoming PS Plus Premium will be a success or not.

It certainly seems that PlayStation is gearing towards a subscription-based future for its platform though. Recently, Sony PlayStation laid off around 90 employees from its physical retail sectors, listing new sales roles to push PlayStation Plus. Perhaps PlayStation's future will not be entirely based on subscription services, however, as Jim Ryan believes that live-service games will "dominate" subscription services in the future.

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