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Sony Blocks Users From Stacking PS Plus and PS Now Ahead of Relaunch

Sony Blocks Users From Stacking PS Plus and PS Now Ahead of Relaunch - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 28 April 2022 / 1,564 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment will be rolling out its new PlayStation Plus service over the next couple of months. It combines the current PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now into a single service that will be available in three tiers - Essential, Extra, and Premium.

There are reports from PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 users who have been unable to redeem pre-paid PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now codes over the last several days.

Many users who have contacted Sony's customer support have been told the company has blocked people from stacking their membership. Previously, users have been able to stack up several years of PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now.

Users have been told once their subscription expires they will be able to redeem their codes without any issues.

"Due to the upcoming changes in the PS plus subscription, currently the PS Plus stacking is not available as we have removed the ability to do that," a user on ResetEra was told by Sony's customer support. "We understand how important this is for you and we will have answers on how this will work once the new PS plus membership becomes available."

The customer support person added, "I understand how frustrating this must be. I can only advise you wait until your current subscription is over then use your code. Extension/stacking is no longer available."

The new PlayStation Plus 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.


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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments
yvanjean (on 28 April 2022)

Wouldn't you rather have them locked in for years to come than try to make a few extra dollars from your consumers. Stacking on Xbox Game pass ultimate was great and it gave Microsoft a committed customer for 3 years.

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Libara yvanjean (on 28 April 2022)
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twintail yvanjean (on 28 April 2022)

Stacking is normal for PS+: it's what most users do. The issue is from Sony's perspective is that they can't afford to have the PS+ revamp act as a loss leader (with users stacking years of PS+ with 1 month of Now for the highest tier) in the same way MS can for GP. MS's pockets are just deeper and they can sustain the service as is for longer.

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Red_Beard (on 28 April 2022)

I mean, it does make business sense. They just gave out the blueprint to cheat the system quite a bit, you would assume they would block you from doing so after the fact.

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DeEscapist (on 28 April 2022)

4 the payers

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