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Why the PS+ Membership Is Worth It

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Sometimes I feel like I agree with all of the people who hate on the PlayStation Plus subscription service offered by Sony for the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita systems. But then I look at everything that the PS+ gets you for only, and yes… I said only, 60$ per year.

The pros of the PS Plus service far outweigh the cons. When you look at it from a price and convenience standpoint, it is most definitely worth every penny.

The cons of the PS+ service

Let’s get the worst parts of the PS+ service out of the way first.

  • The free games you get every month are basically rentals.
  • That’s about it. I got nothing bad to say about the PS+ service other than that.

The pros of the PS+ service

Now, let’s take a look at all the great stuff you get by getting a subscription.

  • Monthly Plus Games – You get FREE games every month. At least 2-3 quality indie or AAA titles are available for download during each month. These games average around a 70-80 Metascore when combined, and a price tag of usually 50$-120$. That’s AT LEAST 50$ of value you get each month.
  • 10GB of online storage for game saves – do I need to say more? One of the most convenient features in modern day gaming.
  • Online Multiplayer – First off, you don’t need to have the PS+ subscription active to play free multiplayer games on the PS Store. With that out of the way, with PS+ active, you get access to multiplayer features for a lot of PS4 games that you wouldn’t have otherwise.
  • The free games you get each month are, for the most part, amazing titles. Games like Tales from the Borderlands, Broforce, Just Cause 3, Dragon Age: Origins, Limbo, God of War: Ascension and many more.
  • Exclusive content and discounts in PlayStation Store. The sales. Oh god… the sales. The sales that Sony offers on a frequent basis are already pretty awesome. Many titles drop to as low as 40% of the original price. But that’s not all. With PS+ you get even better discounts. Games that had a 20% discount would have around 25-30% with PS+, maybe more in some cases.
  • Auto game patch download from rest mode – I usually leave my PS4 in rest mode when I leave the house and it’s really convenient to have all the games patch on their own while I’m away.
  • Exclusive early access to new full game trials, demos and public beta trials – These include, for example, things like the For Honor Full Game Trial that you had access to during the past weekend. And yes, it’s exactly as it sounds like – A Full Game Trial. You get access to every feature of the full game ( Aside from trophies, which get unlocked when you buy it. ). The best thing about this was that the game was discounted to 30$ during the Free Trial period if you had decided you liked the game and wanted to buy it.

Final thoughts

Yes, I might be a fan of PlayStation, but this is an objective look into the PS+ services that Sony provides you for just 60$ a year. That’s 5$ per month. And yes, there are still a lot of people who prefer having physical copies of games. I can understand that to a degree… however, you can’t deny the fact that having games digitally is a lot more convenient. First of all – You won’t have to deal with discs that won’t read properly. You can’t lose a game or lend it to a friend who might lose it or won’t give it back.

In the end, many other online services charge different amounts of money for them, why should Sony be any different?

 

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  1. Kami

    August 15, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    I paid $60 for a game and the PS+ sub is holding it to ransom, That is a scam no matter how you slash it.

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