Sony shared new figures regarding the total number of users subscribed to its PS Plus services. As of March 2023, 30% of the PlayStation Plus users are enrolled in the higher tiers, either Extra or Premium. This amounts to a total of 14.1 Million subscribers in the service’s first 10 months of life.
Extra currently accounts for 6.1 Million users or 13% of PlayStation Plus’ total subscribers. Premium accounts for 8.0 Million users, which is 17% of the total.
Initially, the new tiers were rolled out last May as an initiative to fight back against Xbox Game Pass and allow consumers to play hundreds of titles as a part of a subscription service. As of now, there are three different PlayStation Plus tiers users can choose from.
PS Plus Essential costs $59.99 annually and gives users the ability to play online, cloud storage, and monthly games to claim. PS Plus Extra will run you $99.99 annually and opens up the Game Catalog, where there are hundreds of PS4 & PS5 titles. Finally, PS Premium is $119.99 annually and gives you the ability to play the Classics Catalog, Game Trials, and Cloud Stream PS Plus games. As for how new games are added to the service each month, Sony has outlined that below.
PlayStation Plus Essential
- A monthly refresh will occur on the first Tuesday of the month for the PlayStation Plus Essential plan (and both higher tiers), with new PS4 and PS5 games every month – same as what PlayStation Plus members get today.
PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium/Deluxe
- Another monthly refresh will occur in the middle of the month with new games across PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium/Deluxe plans. The number of games refreshed will vary per month.
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