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New PlayStation Plus Launch Dates Revealed

New PlayStation Plus Launch Dates Revealed - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 April 2022 / 2,526 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced the start dates for the relaunch of the new PlayStation Plus. The service will first launch in Asia on May 23, in Japan on June 1, in the Americas on June 13, and in Europe on June 22.

Sony is also expanding its cloud streaming access to Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia to bring the total number of markets with cloud streaming access to 30 markets.

"We’ve been working on this massive global effort to provide flexible options, quality games and greater value for our members for quite some time now – and we’re just a few weeks away from our first regional rollout," said Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan. "We want to thank our PlayStation community for the ongoing support, and we’ll have more to share as we get closer to launch."

The new PlayStation Plus will be available in three tiers - Essential, Extra, and Premium and will combine the current PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now into a singe service.

When the new PlayStation Plus service launches, PlayStation Now will no longer be available as a standalone service. PlayStation Now subscribers will migrate over to PlayStation Plus Premium with no increase in price.

New PlayStation Plus Launch Dates Revealed

Read the breakdown of three tiers below:

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
  • PlayStation Plus Deluxe (Select Markets) For markets without cloud streaming, PlayStation Plus Deluxe will be offered at a lower price compared to Premium, and includes a catalog of beloved classic games from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generations to download and play, along with time-limited game trials. Benefits from Essential and Extra tiers are also included. Local pricing will vary by market.

**Current markets where PlayStation Now is available: US, Canada, Japan, UK, 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.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Jumpinbeans (on 23 April 2022)

Wonder what happens to those (like myself) with multiple years already prepaid.

is there the option to upgrade our tier?
is the cost to upgrade just the difference in prices?
are we able to shorten our prepaid duration and use that to pay for extra tiers?

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golfgt170 Jumpinbeans (on 23 April 2022)

Many as you are wondering the same. I hope they make an announcement soon for an upgrade price about existing members. And we are millions.

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DonFerrari (on 25 April 2022)

It is close now, let's see how many customers will upgrade and how well it will work with more users on streaming.

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Imaginedvl (on 22 April 2022)

Will try Premium to see how it goes for PSP games like Tactic Ogre. I hope they will be available on the platform, did not really look around to see if they had a list of games.

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twintail Imaginedvl (on 23 April 2022)

I imagine existing games will remain. But they haven't announced what the entire list will be yet.

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Otter (on 22 April 2022)

Looking forward to see whats on offer, been eager to try Returnal so I'm check it out for a month at least

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method114 Otter (on 22 April 2022)

Was so pissed. This was announced like a week after I bought Returnal. Amazing game but just wish I would have waited longer. At least I still get Miles Morales which I'm also looking forward to. Death Stranding I also wanted to try.

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Giggity_goo (on 23 April 2022)

my ps plus runs out in june but i want to see games lists before i decide what option i go for also i hope is an upgrade trick like xbox i top couple years of gold then a month of ultimate to convert it all over, done it few times (need to run out for it to work) its 2-3x cheaper

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twintail Giggity_goo (on 23 April 2022)

The trick was with ps now subscriptions, but I believe retailers are sold out.

While an offer would be great, I can't see Sony offering one since all existing PS+ users are auto on the new service, just at the base tier.

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